Daily Media Digest January 19, 2018

Canada NewsWire (press release)
“With the right kind of investment, scientists will be able to develop groundbreaking projects that lead to astounding results—for example, reusing composite materials to build and repair equipment in the aerospace industry, detecting and studying dark matter, …”
TAGS: Université de Sherbrooke, space project research


UCalgary News
“The Calgary Coalition for Supervised Consumption Services includes the following partner organizations: HIV Community Link, Safeworks, Alberta Health Services Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services Mental Health and Addictions, Calgary Council on Addiction and Mental … “
TAGS: supervised consumption site, U of C Researchers


Dal News
“Dalhousie Vice-President Research Alice Aiken is among the six leading researchers that have been recently appointed to the prestigious Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Governing Council. “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of these distinguished men and women to …”
TAGS: CIHR Governing Council, VP Research, Alice Aiken


My North Bay Now
“An anesthesiologist from North Bay has been named the president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Dr. Steven Bodley … School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario and his Fellowship in Anesthesiology at the University of Toronto.”
TAGS: Dr. Steven Bodley, President, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario


Times Colonist
“Vincent Chou, a spokesman for Provincial Health Services Authority, said the automated feed was disabled on Feb. 6, 2017 when a new software system came into effect. “This does not mean that 4,000 results went unknown to care providers who ordered the exams,” Chou said. “Results with serious or …”
TAGS: ultrasound tests, technical glitch


“Alberta Health Services is warning that some of the naloxone kits distributed to Albertans may not actually contain naloxone. The kits, which were ordered and distributed through a third-party company, may be missing vials of the drug used to reverse opioid overdoses. Naloxone saved 400 Albertans …”
TAGS: Naloxone kits, missing naloxone


Troy Media
“Nigel Rawson Everyone wants affordable medicines, but are Canadians prepared to accept the trade-off of even longer delays before we can access innovative drugs? Last May, then-federal health minister Jane Philpott announced proposed changes to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board … “
TAGS: innovative drugs, government blocking access


“Doctors with the University of Saskatchewan are sifting through clues like blood samples, hoping to piece together the reason why multiple sclerosis is so prevalent in Canada’s prairies. Dr. Michael Levin and Dr. Ilia Poliakov work closely as the research director and clinic director respectively at …”
TAGS: research, blood, MS


University Affairs
“Rest assured that the future of young researchers in this field is of great importance to the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), which derives its strength in part from its Canadian scholarship and grant recipients who are working to create solid, equitable, and well-managed health systems. This is why we …”
TAGS: IDRC, young researchers


CBC.ca-58 minutes ago
“”As researchers we’re concerned with what types of levels are found, and what are the health implications of those exposures,” says Kavita Singh, a PhD student who published the recent paper, drawing on data from the 2007-2008 Inuit Health Survey. In Singh’s study, PCBs were associated with high levels of total …”
TAGS: New Study, pollutants, health problems