Daily Media Digest January 4, 2017

UCalgary News
“Now, as a PhD student at the Cumming School of Medicine, Pearl hopes her research and work in the community can provide a transformative contribution of what Indigenous knowledge can offer. “My vision would be to work with the communities and perhaps conceptualize a health model that is …”
TAGS: healthcare, Indigenous heath, children, University of Calgary


London Free Press
“Lawson is one of seven Canadian sites taking part in the REMIT study led by the Population Health Research Institute, a joint institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences. A preliminary study produced remission in up to 40 per cent of patients for at least three months. With a family …”
TAGS: diabetes, Lawson Health Research Institute, REMIT


“Tamara Pope, vice president of marketing and communications with the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, said the planning phase has taken longer than expected and has pushed the project back by about six months. Construction is now slated to begin in the spring and be completed by the fall of …”
TAGS: Juravinski hospital, stem cell transplants, Hamilton Health Sciences


The Advertiser News South
“Medically supported researchBut according to Anna Marie D’Angelo, who served as senior media relations officer for Vancouver Coastal Health for nine years, for some people, they’re just not going to buy the idea of a supervised injection site. But for Insite, which started as a pilot program and became … “
TAGS: looking to Canada, opiod crisis


Calgary Herald
“Dr. James Silvius is an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, and Medical Director, Seniors Health at Alberta Health Services and Medical Director, Pharmacy Services at Alberta Health Services. He maintains a clinical practice in … “
TAGS: doc-assisted deaths, stabilized, AHS


PR Newswire (press release)
“”The patent secures key elements of our technology, including our leading product, the Accordion Pill Carbidopa/Levodopa, which is in a global Phase III clinical trial in advanced Parkinson’s disease. The expanded patent protection granted by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office enhances our …”
TAGS: Intec Pharma, Accordion Pill™, Carbidopa / Levodopa, Parkinson’s disease


Philippine Canadian Inquirer
““If these results can be confirmed, they would point to an easy test for early diagnosis of Parkinson’s, possibly even before symptoms are appearing,” said David Munoz of the University of Toronto in Canada, who wrote an editorial accompanying the study. “This is important because Parkinson’s disease …”
TAGS: Caffeine level in blood, diagnose Parkinson’s disease, study, David Munoz, University of Toronto


Airdrie City View
“After moving to Edmonton to work first with Capital Health and then as associate dean of the faculty of medicine and dentistry at the University of Alberta, Feasby returned to the University of Calgary in 2007 to be Dean of Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine. He held that position for five years … “
TAGS: Dr. Tom Feasby, Airdrie and Area Health Benefits Co-operative (AAHBC), University of Calgary


“In the first study, led by Marie-Claude Bourgeois-Daigneault, a postdoctoral researcher at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, researchers focused on triple negative breast cancer, the most aggressive and treatment-resistant type. In particular, they wanted to see if combining two types of cancer …”
TAGS: Viral Therapy, breast cancer, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute


“Statistics Canada is moving to reinstate its Full Time-University and College Academic Staff System survey, and to include information on part-timers. The data it will reveal is bound to shed much-needed light on a growing challenge that is already well-recognized but far too infrequently discussed in … “
TAGS: Underemployment PhDs, Research,


The Globe and Mail
“The health-care system is now so thinly stretched that even the demands of routine medical care are beyond our capability. Our doctors and nurses are utterly devoted to the job of keeping patients safe and making them well. But there is only so much they can do when patients are lined up in corridors …”
TAGS: Ontario, health care, crisis