Daily Media Digest January 26, 2018

North Shore News
“Table Matters and Vancouver Coastal Health, with input from local partners, have developed an online food asset map that lists North Shore organizations that offer services and goods such as low-cost meals, subsidized groceries, community gardens, food assistance programs, school breakfast …”
TAGS: Food Asset Map, food assistance program, health


McGill Reporter
“Dr. Jake Barralet appointed Director of Innovation, Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning and the Faculty of Medicine … He is also Associate Director of the Injury Repair and Recovery Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, a position he has held since …”
TAGS: Director of Innovation, McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC)


“From the time she was four years old, it was clear Shaye Strickland was not quite like her peers. She was clumsy and lacked a proper sense of balance, and her mood was often low. By age eight, her condition worsened, and she started suffering from hallucinations and wound up fainting. Deeply …”
TAGS: brain surgery, NeuroBlate System


“She’ll be followed by other speakers, including U of T historian Janine Riviere discussing the history of nightmares and dreams in early modern England and neuroscientist Adrian Owens, who studies brain patterns of sleeping people at his lab at the University of Western Ontario and who has …”
TAGS: insomnia, study, neuroscience,


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“RALEIGH, NC, Jan. 25, 2018 /CNW/ – With North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations under way this week, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, wrapped up a two-day visit to Raleigh, North Carolina, where she advocated for a modernized NAFTA. During a meeting with …”
TAGS: NAFTA, research relations, Canada, US


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“”The INSPIRIS aortic valve provides patients, particularly those with active lifestyles, with a resilient tissue valve that is built on Edwards’ legacy of excellence in heart valve innovations,” said Francois Dagenais, M.D., chief of the division of cardiac surgery at Université Laval, which was the Canadian site …”
TAGS: NSPIRIS RESILIA aortic valve, heart disease, critical care monitoring


UCalgary News
“The funding will help UCalgary researchers study the full spectrum of health issues affecting Canadians and is part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant funding for the Fall Competition. “Our government is fully committed to taking concrete action when it comes to the health … “
TAGS: stroke, diabetes, Indigenous health


Science Daily
“This latest research by The Bridge Engagement Centre (The Bridge), affiliated with The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the University of Ottawa, followed a previous study at The Bridge of 856 participants drawn primarily from the homeless community. When that study revealed … “
TAGS: new approach, opioid crisis, tobacco use


“Once described as the “greatest living Canadian”, neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield….recognised for his advances in mapping the brain and for the groundbreaking epilepsy treatment known as the Montreal Procedure. “
TAGS: great Canadian, neurosurgeon, mapping the brain


Canada NewsWire (press release)-18 hours ago
“He has received career awards from the Parker B. Francis Families Foundation, the Department of Medicine at McMaster and the New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institute for Health Research. Dr. Kolb is Chief Editor for the European Respiratory Journal. Before that he was Deputy Editor for Respirology and …”
TAGS: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, novel treatments


EurekAlert (press release)-7 hours ago
“”The results of this study will inform policymakers, public health officials, and the Canadian population with targets to lower future cancer burden.” According to Brenner, limitations of the study are that the estimates of overweight and obesity used in this study were based on self-reported data, and that the researchers …”
TAGS: obesity rate, Canada, Cancer, Canadian Population Attributable Risk of Cancer Project (ComPARe)


Montreal Gazette-12 hours ago
“The project is based on results from an earlier trial by Zahra Moussavi, Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering, at the University of Manitoba. Initially … According to the World Health Organization, nearly 50 million people worldwide have dementia, a figure that’s expected to soar to 131.5 million in 2050. Anyone …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s, magnetic pulses, stimulate the brain