Daily Media Digest February 9, 2018

“To do this, Triverio is collaborating with Dr. Stephen Fremes, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and professor at U of T’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health; Dr. Laura Jiménez-Juan, a cardiothoracic radiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and assistant professor …”
TAGS: heart, coronary arteries, blood flow, math


Futurity: Research News
“So, he and the other researchers set out to see how common those variations are in the general population, and if they were associated with COPD. … with higher COPD prevalence among older adults,” says Smith, who is also a scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.”
TAGS: lungs, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“”Dupixent’s availability represents Sanofi Genzyme’s commitment to reducing the burden of Canadians living with AD,” says Peter Brenders, General Manager, Sanofi Genzyme Canada. “This treatment will offer patients the opportunity for relief from the often-debilitating aspects of the disease and …”
TAGS: Dupixent™, atopic dermatitis


The Globe and Mail
“”Throughout the progression of the fentanyl crisis in B.C., Vancouver School Board has been working closely with Vancouver Coastal Health to determine the appropriate actions for schools,” the board said in a statement to The Canadian Press late Thursday. The kits are not in Vancouver schools in … “
TAGS: Naloxone kits, high schools, opioid crisis


“Science Minister Kirsty Duncan, who commissioned the Naylor report, couldn’t share details of the budget, but she called the review “really important.” Duncan also acknowledged that funding is an issue — as well as governance, equity and diversity, early career research and ensuring a more nimble, …”
TAGS: budget 2018, Naylor report, science and research


CTV News
“VANCOUVER — British Columbia has announced $20 million in funding over three years for Indigenous communities struggling with an overdose death rate that’s three times higher than the general population. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy said the money is part of $322 million …”
TAGS: BC Pledges 20M, Indigenous health, opioid crisis


Business Insider
“Toronto is a hub for artificial intelligence research and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting California this week in part to speak with U.S. technology CEOs. Canadian leaders have promoted their country’s immigration policies as an alternative to the Trump Administration’s ban on travelers …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, US Tech, foreign work


“Kingston hospitals were on the receiving end of a big donation on Thursday when the W. J. Henderson Foundation donated $673,000 for heart health research. A large portion, $500,000 of it, will go towards new research for atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is the most common form of an irregular … “
TAGS: donation, Research, atrial fibrillation, heart health


“A recent funding announcement of $30,000 from NEO Kids foundation will help move Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) scientist Dr. Leslie Sutherland move a unique research program which is not found anywhere else in Ontario into its second phase. Since 2016, Sutherland, has been … “
TAGS: Neo Kids Foundation, donation, research project, radon


“Mental health and substance abuse are the top health priorities for First Nations across B.C., says Grand Chief Doug Kelly, chair of the First Nations Health … The two-day agenda is packed with sessions on a range of topics, from Indigenous harm reduction strategies to how communities are addressing …”
TAGS: First Nations, mental health and wellness


The Ottawa Hospital
“Research Institute February 7, 2018. A drug used to treat multiple sclerosis and psoriasis can dramatically enhance the spread of cancer-fighting viruses in human tumour samples and animal models, according to a study published in Science Translational Medicine. A team led by Dr. Jean-Simon Diallo found that …”
TAGS: MS drug, cancer


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“BURNABY, BC, Feb. 8, 2018 /CNW/ – When it comes to managing diabetes, daily choices count – and could have a big impact. To celebrate those small victories, LifeScan, manufacturer of OneTouch® blood glucose monitoring products and Diabetes Canada are urging Canadians living with diabetes to …”
TAGS: diabetes, brand campaign, #smallvictories