Daily Media Digest January 8, 2017

Troy Media
“The Canadian Frailty Network embarked on a study to establish priority areas for researchers from the perspective of Canadians living with frailty, their caregivers and related stakeholders. This study asked older Canadians what they believe are the important questions related to the care, support and …”
TAGS: Frailty, healthcare decisions


“Drug resistant breast cancer may have met its match in a drug called metformin. Dr. Terra Arnason and her team at the University of Saskatchewan took on a five-year-long study research the effects of metformin on multiple drug resistant breast cancer. Dr. Terra Arnason is a clinician scientist and adult …”
TAGS: diabetes medication, breast cancer


Calgary Herald
“Hrdlicka pointed towards data from Alberta Health Services, which confirmed in-patient admissions for adolescents struggling with mental health issues have increased 130 per cent over the last decade. Over the past year, the Alberta Children’s Hospital reported 395 mental health admissions, while …”
TAGS: students, mental health growing, Alberta


Business Mirror
“CONTROVERSIAL-VACCINE distributor Sanofi Pasteur maintains it complied with Philippine laws and regulations after the country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suspended the French pharmaceutical firm’s Dengvaxia vaccine’s certificate of product registration for a year. Sanofi Pasteur was … “
TAGS: Sanofi Pasteur, dengue vaccine


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“The survey also shows that one in four Canadians believe that their friends and family would avoid them if they were diagnosed with dementia, and only five … research and has invested to date, over $50 million in bio-medical and quality-of-life research through the Alzheimer Society Research Program.”
TAGS: Alzheimer Society, Dementia, stigma


EurekAlert (press release)
“The Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Université Laval; a Canada Research Chair in Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology; and the CISCO Professorship in Integrated Health Biosystems funded the study. Statements and conclusions of study authors published in American Heart Association …”
TAGS: Universite Laval, multi-gene test, heart disease


Cantech Letter
“Researchers at the Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ontario, created an accurate test to determine the onset of dementia. While, scientists at the University of Guelph figured out how a gecko grows its tail back and UBC engineers developed a stronger concrete using recycled tires.”
TAGS: Canadian science breakthroughs, maple syrup


Edmonton Journal
“Breast cancer clinical trial participant Debbie Cameron (left) has her blood pressure taken by University of Alberta cardiologist Dr. Ian Paterson at the Peter S. … Be the Cure is a joint effort of the U of A and the Northern Alberta Clinical Trials and Research Centre, which is part of Alberta Health Services. “
TAGS: online database, medical research


The Sudbury Star
“Jocko’s special interests include high-risk obstetrics, advanced laparoscopy, cervical cancer screening, and First Nations women’s health. She sits on the Aboriginal Women’s Health Committee for the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, and she has joined the American College of …”
TAGS: Jennifer Jocko, Healthy Change Champion


TheSpec.com-18 hours ago
“The Canadian Institute for Health Information reported that in Canada (excluding Quebec) in 2016 there were 474 liver transplants, but at the end of that year, 329 … are professors of law at the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa, and Canadian National Transplant Research Program researchers.”
TAGS: transplants, Ontario hospitals