Daily Media Digest January 25, 2018

Ottawa Citizen
“Officials at Bruyère have found a way to help many of the elderly patients they see in the geriatric day hospital remain independent with improved qualities of life and out of the hospital. Their program emphasizes rehabilitation and exercise, and looks at all aspects of patients’ lives. “People are living … “
TAGS: Bruyère geriatric day hospital, helps seniors remain in their homes


The Telegram
“The $1.9 million awarded to Memorial is just a portion of the federal expenditure of $372 million to support hundreds of health researchers from coast to coast. Those funds have been targeted for projects that include research on mental health studies, multiple sclerosis and Indigenous health initiatives.”
TAGS: Health Research, medical researchers, funding


Goderich Signal Star
“Partnering with Dr. Peter Farvolden (researcher, clinician, administrator with Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, University Health Network (UHN) and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)), Duboc and Dr. Farvolden developed a digital solution to help Canadians improve their mental wellbeing …”
TAGS: beacon, mental health, digital platform


“The $11-million grant includes funds from Genome Canada with support from the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services and Calgary Lab Services. Compute Canada, the University of Wisconsin and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have also partnered with the PIM team.”
TAGS: antibiotic, study, bacteria, smartphone app


Montreal Gazette
“The Montreal Heart Institute has filed a $345,000 lawsuit over a piece of equipment that led the institute to contact thousands of patients because they might be at risk of bacterial infection. The MHI contacted patients in 2016 after Consumer Reports magazine published an article about the device being ..”
TAGS: Montreal Heart Institute, lawsuit, equipment, bacterial infection


Times Higher Education (THE)
“Several grassroots “responses” were organised and from these emerged coordinated calls on the government to “support the report”. Still, official reaction remained guarded. In a public message of support to one of the researcher meetings, Kirsty Duncan, the minister of science, sent a troubling signal, …”
TAGS: Naylor report, #supportthereport, Budget 2018


“For McMaster this means 22 studies will be supported, including the work of scientist Cathy Hayward. She has been unraveling the mystery presented by a rare genetic disease known as Quebec platelet disorder. “These individuals would have very serious bleeding whenever they would have surgery …”
TAGS: health research dollars, federal funding


The Suburban Newspaper
“Canada’s chief scientist stopped in at College Montmorency last week to discuss the current status and future of research in Canadian colleges. Mona Nemer met with some 60 people from the CEGEP network as part of the Belles rencontres de l’Association pour la recherche au collégial (ARC) series.”
TAGS: Health Research, Mona Nemer, CEGEP


McGill Reporter
“The teams are made up of two co-investigators per region—from Concordia University and Université Laval in Québec and Beijing Normal University in China—as well as close to 25 collaborators. The entire Cuban team is from the Cuban Neurosciences Centre. Research will begin in January 2018.”
TAGS: scientific collaboration, pathological cognitive aging, China, Cuba


“The federal government has announced more than a million dollars for research projects on the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana. Bill Blair, the … The 14 projects that will receive the Canadian Institute of Health Research funding are based out of hospitals and universities across the country.”
TAGS: Health Research, marijuana, cannabis


UBC Faculty of Science (press release)
“UBC researchers have been awarded more than $42 million from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). Of the 59 researchers at UBC and affiliated teaching hospitals receiving funding, six affiliated with UBC Science will lead a range of fundamental projects investigating cancer, stroke … “
TAGS: Innovation, cancer, stroke, neurological research


Times Colonist
“Kendall’s departure will cap a career of over 40 years in public health, which included health-officer positions in Toronto and Victoria. Health Minister Adrian Dix called him “one of the most extraordinary public servants the province has ever had.” Dix said Kendall’s report in 2002 on Indigenous health …”
TAGS: Perry Kendall, opioid crisis, public health


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Alongside the launch of Bell MTS in Manitoba, Bell Let’s Talk announced it would be expanding in the province with a new dedicated fund for Indigenous mental health. Today’s announcement is the second major commitment from the fund, which launched in May 2017 with a donation to Ma Mawi Wi …”
TAGS: Ogijiita Pimatiswin Kinamatwin, Bell Talks, Indigenous health