Daily Media Digest January 3, 2017

“Sayed, president and CEO of Clinisys EMR, has inked a deal with Microsoft to develop a method using the cloud-based platform, which would provide medical professionals across the industry easy access to patients’ health information and medical records. Sayed taught computer technology at the … “
TAGS: health innovation, Edmonton


Marketwired (press release)
“LAVAL, QUÉBEC—(Marketwired – Jan. 2, 2018) – Acasti Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ACST)(TSX VENTURE:ACST), a biopharmaceutical innovator focused on the research, development and commercialization of its prescription drug candidate CaPre® (omega-3 phospholipid) for the treatment of severe … “
TAGS: Biotech, Acasti Pharma, Laval


“Dr. Jerome Leis, the medical director for infection prevention and control at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, says it’s too early to tell what kind of flu season … Lisa Berger, Toronto Public Health’s associate medical officer of health, says it’s still too early to predict how the rest of the season will go. “
TAGS: flu season, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, vaccine not effective


CTV News
“Dr. Stan Kutcher, a Dalhousie University psychiatry professor who examined a spate of Cape Breton teen suicides in 2017, said this summer that authorities need to look beyond bullying in their response to tragedies, adding there is a tendency to assume it causes “every single problem” young people … “
TAGS: suicide prevention, AI, Dalhousie University


Columbia Valley Pioneer
““This is a huge advance,” said Norman, a principal investigator at the Women’s Health Research Institute at BC Women’s Hospital. … “Women who are trying to decide whether to have a medical or surgical abortion should be making that decision based on their health, not on their postal code,” Norman …”
TAGS: Mifegymiso, abortion medication, BC


“Meanwhile, the First Nations Health Authority confirmed that First Nations in this province have had free access to Truvada since the end of 2013. Over the last three years, only 23 people have made use of the free drug. Pruden blames Indigenous organizations for not getting the word out. “I think that we …”
TAGS: Indigenous health, HIV


Digital Journal
“Scientists at the U.S. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering have produced a especially formulated patch of dissolvable microneedles designed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The patch contains a biochemical formula of mineralized compounds. These compounds react to …”
TAGS: pain-free, patch, diabetes


Globalnews.ca-12 hours ago
“The Alberta College of Family Physicians warned members about the shortage of research showing any health benefits of cannabis. Albertans are among … After a review found Albertans were paying 44 per cent more for common dental procedures than the rest of Canada, Alberta implemented a dental fee guide.”
TAGS: health issues, Alberta


Truro Daily News-2 hours ago
““Far too many family members and neighbours in this area are coming down with harsh (medical) diagnoses,” the Valley resident and businessman said. After losing an uncle to cancer and seeing others suffer, Price said his interest in medical marijuana was piqued when Health Canada announced in late 2013 that it was …”
TAGS: Truro, Nova Scotia, medical marijuana, research facility