Daily Media Digest January 8, 2019

CTV News
“Dr. Allan Garland, University of Manitoba, is shown in this undated handout image. Middle-aged Canadians who have had a heart attack, stroke or …”
TAGS: cardiovascular health, long-term effects, heart attack, stroke


Toronto Star
“HALIFAX—A Halifax-based group is taking lessons learned from helping health researchers in East Africa and applying them to solve Nova Scotia …”
TAGS: health research, public health, international


National Post
“… millions of people around the world love their pets, enjoying their companionship, going for walks, playing and even talking to them. And there is evidence suggesting that attachment to pets is good for human health and even helps build community.”
TAGS: pets, health benefits, emotional attachment, community


“The machine ‘will enable the emergency department to get critical … Imaging Centre at the Nova Scotia Health Authority and Synaptive Medical Inc., …”
TAGS: health technology, brain injury, diagnostics, research


“Such medications work on different receptors in the central nervous system than opioids. However, both potentially depress the respiratory system and …”
TAGS: opioid crisis, benzodiazepines, overdose, prescription medication


Global News
“From lab-grown human tissue, to a simple case for life-saving pills, Edmonton brains came up with some pretty cool stuff in 2018.”
TAGS: health innovation, Edmonton, medical research


“Baby Bundles Program aims to cut the number of Indigenous infants in children’s aid system”
TAGS: Indigenous, midwifery, holistic care, Toronto