Daily Media Digest January 16, 2018

Montreal Gazette
“A cardiologist who was a pillar of the clinical research community at McGill and Université de Montréal has died at the age of 98.”
TAGS: Jacques Genest, Clinical research, Montreal Clinical Research Institute


“Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and the University of Montreal have figured out how to enhance genetic pathways that trigger an innate immune response to tuberculosis. They worked with the currently available vaccine against the disease, BCG, which has … “
TAGS: diabetes, boosting immune


Net Newsledger
“The Cardiovascular Surgery Program at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre got a significant boost today with an announcement by … and Jean Bartkowiak, President & CEO, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and CEO, Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute. “
TAGS: Cardiovascular Surgery Program, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre


“Developing regulated opioid distribution programs would mark a huge shift in how health officials approach the crisis. Tyndall is starting a B.C. pilot project this spring, through Health Canada funding, to distribute hydromorphone pills as substitution therapy; he already has high hopes that other …”
TAGS: opioid crisis, vending machine, fentanyl


“B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says the IHealth project became ‘the source of intense division in Nanaimo. … He said Vancouver Coastal Health’s Clinical Systems Transformations Project and other major IT projects launched by the previous Liberal govern have the same fundamental problem as …”
TAGS: hospital, IT projects


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“SAINT JOHN, Jan. 15, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Servier Canada and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, announced the creation of the Servier New-Brunswick Cardiac Health Improvement Fund (SC-NB-CHIF). The $1.5M fund will promote health research and health innovation in the field of …”
TAGS: Servier Canada, New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, Servier-New Brunswick Cardiac Health Improvement Fund (CHIF)


““Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health have worked together through extensive and ongoing consultation to develop policies and effective processes to support appropriate and timely access to assisted dying. Like all care providers in Alberta, Covenant Health works with Alberta’s Care …”


CTV News
“”This tear in the throat is incredibly unusual,” said Dr. Douglas Chepeha, an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist at University Health Network in Toronto. “In my career, I’ve never seen anything like that.” However, he said there are a number of other injuries that could occur from trying to block a sneeze, …”
TAGS: Stifling a sneeze, injury


University Affairs
“Amid increasing calls for public policy to be more firmly grounded in scientific data, research clearly has a role to play in determining the content and guiding the implementation of actions funded by Canada to support the world’s poorest countries. Canada is a key actor in global health funding, …”
TAGS: young global health researchers, need support


Belfast Telegraph
“NI has a thriving life and health sciences sector which offers expertise across precision medicine, clinical trials and digital health which will be of real value here in Canada. Similar to ours, Canada’s life and health sciences sector is growing exponentially with a focus on health innovation, particularly as … “
TAGS: Health Sciences, Northern Ireland invest in Canada


Windsor Star-13 hours ago
““Research is showing that poor oral health is now associated with diabetes, cardiovascular disease as well as other things like low self-esteem, fewer employment opportunities and higher rates of poverty.” Statistics show almost one third of local adults are not getting regular dental care, Janisse said”
TAGS: oral health, diabetes