Daily Media Digest January 31, 2019

National Post
“Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 global causes of death. It is caused by bacteria that first settle in the lungs and spread through the air and is passed on when a person with an active infection coughs or sneezes.”
TAGS: tuberculosis, Health data


National Post
“We may soon use smartphones and wearables to help treat depression. As a psychiatrist, I see this as a good thing, allowing more people to access quality care.”
TAGS: digital technology, mental health, virtual health care


CTV News
“Dr. Sarah Morrow, a scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute, studies MS and says she hears stories like Kapp’s daily from her patients.”
TAGS: mental health, chronic illness


“”It’s not easy for people that have had concussions,” said Dr. Alain Ptito, a neuropsychologist at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital and …”
TAGS: concussions, treatment, neurology


“This is a special bonus episode of When Life Gives You Parkinson’s which we are calling “Extra Dosage. … Parkinson Canada @ParkinsonCanada.”
TAGS: Parkinson’s disease, neuropsychology, patients


The Kingston Whig-Standard
“Canada’s minister of science and sport was at Queen’s University to … my research study, I will investigate how the introduction of [medical assistance in … when you invest in research this leads to a better environment, better health, …”
TAGS: federal funding, research, social sciences, humanities


CTV News
“Researchers at Toronto’s York University say this advantage in attention can start as early as six months of age and could set the stage for lifelong …”
TAGS: language, cognitive development, babies


“The Health Ministry says in a news release that five new community transition … The Provincial Health Services Authority says it hopes to scale up the …”
TAGS: drug use, inmates, overdose deaths


“Alberta Health is set to launch a new tool, in the coming weeks, that will … in Calgary, sees this as a shift in the way medical care is provided in Alberta.”
TAGS: digital technology, personal health information, Alberta, health care


“… MP Rémi Massé as parliamentary secretary to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains, and named Marc Serré the …”
TAGS: political Ottawa, ISED, parliamentary secretaries, Rémi Massé