Daily Media Digest January 29, 2018

“Canada is working on the next generation of cancer treatment for those who have no other options. Chimeric Antigen Receptor modified T-Cells (CAR-T) is a new treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A Canadian pharmaceutical company BioCanRx has given funding for …”
TAGS: revolutionary treatment, cancer


The Globe and Mail
“This cultural shift is also perceptible elsewhere in Canada; for instance, the Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research in Ottawa recently received its largest-ever philanthropic gift – $6-million – that will be directed toward the establishment of a mental-health research incubator, Emerging Research …”
TAGS: Mental-health research, Zul Merali, Royal Institute of Mental Health Research


“When the 83-year-old Vancouver man chose an assisted death inside his room at the Louis Brier Home and Hospital last year, he defied the Jewish facility’s religious and moral mandate. The standard protocol for people like Hyman is to transfer them to secular Vancouver Coastal Health facilities to …”
TAGS: assisted deaths, hurdles


“The report was conducted by researchers in Canada who were tasked to assess why many young people struggled to sleep for eight hours. The researchers found that the root of the problem was social media. The results showed those who spend at least 60 minutes on WhatsApp, Facebook or …”
TAGS: Social Media, affects on health


National Post-22 hours ago
“Jason Franson / The Canadian Press … “We could do better, certainly, but we do have a lot of mental-health support in communities.” … Research suggests many of Nunavut’s mental-health problems stem from lingering effects of an abrupt transition to community life and government control that cost Inuit so many of their …”
TAGS: suicide rate, Nunavut, mental health


Vancouver Sun-13 hours ago
“He’s also the recently appointed scientific director of a federal research agency’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis. … Dr. ALEX SCOTT and ALISON HOENS, department of physical therapy, UBC, and Dr. ANTONIO AVINA-ZUBETA, Arthritis Research Canada: It’s difficult to determine the best dose for ice, but …”
TAGS: sports medicine, evidence-based advice, exercise


Digital Journal-19 minutes ago
“Tetra Bio-Pharma Receives Health Canada Approval for Phase 2 Cannabis Oil Trial in Partnership with Sante Cannabis … pain, and to demonstrate the leadership of Santé Cannabis on the world stage” said Dr. Antonio Vigano, Research Director of Santé Cannabis and McGill University Associate Professor of Oncology.”
TAGS: Tetra Bio-Pharma, Cannabis Oil Phase two clinical trials, Sante Cannabis