Daily Media Digest January 22, 2018

“Pionyr Immunotherapeutics, which is now planning to take its anti-cancer therapy to clinical trials, initially began as a research collaboration between Sidhu and Max Krummel, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Founded in 2015, the California-based startup …”
TAGS: cancer treatment, clinical trial, biotechnology,


South Peace News
““We understand the importance of supporting dementia-focused initiatives and we are seeing positive results that will benefit the lives of those living with dementia and their caregivers,” says Dr. Verna Yiu, president and CEO of Alberta Health Services. “We are pleased to have a strategy to guide us …”
TAGS: Alberta Health Services, Dementia


Calgary Herald
“Alberta Health Services estimates in-patient admissions for adolescents struggling with mental-health issues have increased 130 per cent over the past decade. In fact, over the past year, the Alberta Children’s Hospital reported 395 mental-health admissions, while other Calgary hospitals combined …”
TAGS: Alberta Health Services, mental health


“McMaster University is getting more than $13.4 million from the province to build and equip research facilities for large-scale, collaborative projects. The money from the Ontario Research Fund will help pay for more than $44.1 million in new infrastructure needed by McMaster scientists to develop …”
TAGS: McMaster University, funding, health research facilities


Toronto Star
“Dr. Michael Gordon is a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and a geriatric specialist at Baycrest Health Sciences. Doctors’ Notes is a weekly column by members of the U of T Faculty of Medicine. Email doctorsnotes@thestar.ca. Do you want to help shape the Toronto Star’s future? Join our …”
TAGS: Dementia, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care


CTV News
“… prove that MDMA-assisted psychotherapy is the most effective treatment for PTSD that exists on the planet,” said Mark Haden, a public health professor at the University of British Columbia. Haden founded the Canadian wing of MAPS and helped organize stage two of the organization’s research trials …”
TAGS: clinical trial, PTSD treatment, BC Centre on Substance Use


“WATERLOO — Wilfrid Laurier University researchers and two family health teams in Waterloo Region are part of an innovative study testing the use of artificial intelligence for early detection of Alzheimer’s. Early detection and intervention is key to helping seniors stay at home as long as possible, easing …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, Alzheimer’s Disease, early detection, Wilfrid Laurier University


The Globe and Mail
“But it also underlines the reality that with Alzheimer’s disease, driving cessation is a matter of time. “People need to hear that message,” Naglie says. Physicians can help patients plan for how they would cope without a driver’s license by discussing the possibility well in advance, “before people develop …”
TAGS: Dementia, Dr. Gary Naglie, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care