Daily Media Digest February 26, 2018

McGill Reporter
“Dr. Vinet, who has been a researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre since 2014, has made substantial contributions to the field of reproductive issues in rheumatic diseases during the early stages of her career. Over the past few years, she has put together the world’s …”
TAGS: Young Investigator Award, Dr. Évelyne Vinet, rheumatologist


“Jesse Papenburg, a pediatric infectious-disease specialist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, and his colleagues analyzed studies of various rapid flu tests and found the molecular-based tests missed fewer flu cases than the older antigen-based tests. “
TAGS: Rapid molecular tests, antigen-based tests, flu test results


The Chronicle of Higher Education
“Another strategy comes from Joel Lexchin, a professor emeritus in the School of Health Policy and Management at York University, in Toronto. He suggests erecting “a firewall between the money and the people doing the research and the data analysis,” or developing “an entirely separate funding …”
TAGS: corporate funding, pharmaceutical industry, independent funding source, Joel Lexchin


Edmonton Journal
“That request prompted a seven-month bureaucratic back-and-forth with the school, the St. Albert public school district, Alberta Health Services (AHS), the provincial education ministry and Natalie’s endocrinologist. At issue was who should give the insulin shots, and who was willing, or qualified, to train …”
TAGS: diabetes shots, schools


“A Dalhousie University research team is looking for the story behind the risks and benefits of marijuana for people with post-traumatic stress disorder. The team led by addictions expert Dr. Sherry Stewart wants to talk to veterans in the Halifax area who either self-administer marijuana or get the drug … “
TAGS: PTSD, medical marijuana


“To bring the project to life, Soong collaborated with Tina Doyle, the director of Accessibility Services at UTSC, and Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, Head of the Variant Investigation Group within the Advanced Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at the University Health Network. To reduce the cost barrier, Soong ..”
TAGS: lab device, disabilities


Manila Bulletin
“Despite the plan of the Department of Health (DOH) to file a case against Dengvaxia manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur, the pharmaceutical company remains … Thomas Triomphe, right, and Yu Tan-Wen, the executives of Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of the controversial anti-Dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.”
TAGS: vaccine, deaths


The Gateway Online
“As the recipient of a $5 million gift, the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta looks to become a national leader in youth mental health research. Scott Phillips, a vice-chair of the psychiatry department, said the donation from the Edmonton-based, non-profit organization CASA Children, … “
TAGS: youth mental health research, University of Alberta


CTV News
“And doctors say more research is needed to understand why these strokes happen at all. Six months ago, Helen Quijano suffered a stroke just days after giving birth to her daughter, Ariadne. The previously healthy and fit new mother had struggled with infertility and finally became pregnant at 47, …”
TAGS: stroke, pregnancy


Brinkwire (press release)
“Said Dr. Peter A. Singer, Chief Executive Officer of Grand Challenges Canada: “We thank the Government of Canada for its commitment to supporting innovative solutions focused on vulnerable populations and empowering women and girls. Canada’s ongoing global leadership supporting women and ..”
TAGS: funding, health innovation, India


Markets Insider-25 minutes ago
“”Treatment options for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma are limited, with many relying on oral steroids to manage their symptoms, which can lead to considerable side effects,” said Dr. Mark FitzGerald, Director of the Centre for Heart and Lung Health at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, University of …”
TAGS: eosinophilic asthma, treatment