Daily Media Digest January 21, 2019

CTV News
“… the other threats are always a biological or an environmental challenge,” Steven Hoffman, a professor of global health at York University in Toronto, …”
TAGS: global health, World Health Organization


“In the basement of a Halifax medical building, Dr. Noni MacDonald becomes emotional. She’s speaking to two dozen people. They’re a cross-section …”
TAGS: community health, volunteers, research


UCalgary News
“Rosemary Twomey, postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, researches tailored exercise interventions to reduce …”
TAGS: international research, kinesiology, early career researchers, research methods


“”We know now it not only affects their quality of life, but the length of it too,” says Ami Rokach, a psychologist at Toronto’s York University who has …”
TAGS: mental health, physical health, loneliness


“Tait said Providence Health is looking into additional health-care services … for caregivers and families, youth services and Indigenous health-care …”
TAGS: Dementia, residential care, community


“The President and CEO of Diabetes Canada says if people were educated more on diabetes, a 17-year-old Victoria girl with low blood sugar might not …”
TAGS: diabetes, public education


Queen’s Journal
“Nature Medicine published Fernanda De Felice’s study on irisin and its effect on and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease on Jan. 7—and since then, her …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s Disease, treatment, prevention


National Post
“It found frailty may even be a risk factor on its own, and resilience may be the most important protection against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.”
TAGS: frailty, risk factor, dementia


“… a shame that it hasn’t been available to us yet in any form,” said John Bell, an immunotherapy researcher at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.”
TAGS: cancer therapy, immunotherapy, Networks of Centres of Excellence