Daily Media Digest February 4, 2020

Cervical cancer could be eliminated in next century, international study finds
“Cervical cancer could be eliminated within the next 20 years in Canada and within a century globally, which would represent a huge victory for women’s health, according to two international studies done with the participation of Quebec researchers.”
TAGS: cervical cancer, vaccines, cancer prevention

Cancer incidence in Canada, 2017
“One way to monitor how cancer affects Canadians is to measure cancer incidence in Canada—that is, the number of new cancer cases diagnosed over a certain time period, usually one year. This measurement helps Canadians understand the risk of being diagnosed with cancer, and can be broken down by sex, age and other factors.”
TAGS: cancer, cancer incidence, Canadian health

Halifax neonatologist to lead national research project on premature babies

The Signal
“In January, the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) awarded a national team led by IWK Health Centre neonatalogist Dr. Souvik Mitra a …”
TAGS: neonatal health, premature birth, childhood development

Scurvy ‘still exists’ in Canada despite easy cure, researchers say

CTV News
“Access the full scurvy study by McMaster University … Researchers from the university studied patient data from Hamilton’s two hospital systems over …”
TAGS: scurvy, vitamin deficiency, dietary health

Pioneering SFU research customizes vaccines to reduce bacterial disease

Simon Fraser University News
“New research from Simon Fraser University suggests that tailoring vaccines based on geography and other factors could substantially reduce overall …”
TAGS: vaccines, bacterial disease, preventative care

University of Saskatchewan research team developing app to read medicine labels

“University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers are working on a new app for reading medicine labels. The smartphone app would allow for a better …”
TAGS: app, medical technology, drug misuse

Could bright lights help with bipolar disorder? BC research explores possible treatment

CTV News
“UBC researcher maps brain activity in patients with mood disorders … Centre for Brain Health and a Vancouver Coastal Health research scientist, said …”
TAGS: mental health, bipolar disorder, light therapy

New handheld 3D bioprinter for treating serious burns

Web India 123
“Co-author Dr Marc Jeschke, medical director of the Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, said, “In general, the …”
TAGS: burns, 3D bioprinting, medical technology

Sensors set stage for happier patients post-op
Western News
“Western Medical Biophysics and Surgery professor Matthew Teeter’s work combining wearable sensors could become the future of pre- and post-operative assessment of people with arthritis requiring knee-replacement surgery.”
TAGS: medical technology, arthritis, post-operative outcomes