Daily Media Digest January 9, 2017

Drug & Alcohol Testing Association of Canada -7 minutes ago
“Health Canada department spokesman Eric Morrissette has suggested that due to the small testing sample size (70) and the inherent possibility of false negatives, more research is still required. Health Canada plans to apply the testing strips to more drug samples in its next phase of testing. As for the risk of false negatives …”
TAGS: Fentanyl Strips, False Sense of Security


The Globe and Mail
“Funding from the BC Renal Agency, which is overseen by the Provincial Health Services Authority, for the three-year project ended at the end of 2017, though the renal agency recently provided additional funding to keep the clinic open until March. Dr. Scott Schumacher, a podiatrist who specializes in …”
TAGS: Provincial Health Services Authority, foot care


Digital Journal
“TORONTO, Jan. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Two Israeli companies will have an opportunity to test their innovative aging and brain health solutions at two Canadian seniors care organizations, after being selected for a joint partnership program operated by the Baycrest Health Sciences-led Centre …”
TAGS: aging and brain health, innovations, Ontario seniors


Edmonton Journal
“Hoffman said her ministry and Alberta Health Services leaders have had success over the past two years convincing communities to look at alternative ways to meet their health needs rather than an expensive new hospital. In some places, such as Airdrie and Sylvan Lake, this has meant introducing …”
TAGS: rural hospitals, Alberta


“N obel-prize winning sub-atomic physicist Art McDonald was a master’s student at Dalhousie University when the fabulously wealthy Dorothy Killam strode into his physics lab in the Sir James Dunn Building as part of a university tour. There, a young McDonald was studying the basic elements of …”
TAGS: Killam, Dalhousie University


“Ontario Minister of Research, Innovation and Science Reza Moridi announced Monday the provincial government would be contributing $6.3-million. “This really keeps the University of Windsor at the very leading edge of Great Lakes and freshwater research in Canada,” said professor Aaron Fisk, the … “
TAGS: research project, study, Great Lakes


Lives Government of Ontario News
“The successful projects were chosen based on their research excellence and their economic and societal benefits to Ontario. Ontario leverages matching federal funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for these projects. Ontario and the CFI each provide up to 40 per cent of the … “
TAGS: research project, Government of Canada


“Researchers at Quebec’s Université Laval took a type of blood cells called macrophages and added bacterial compounds. Normally, this triggers an inflammatory response, but when the researchers added quebecol, the response didn’t occur. The scientists have created synthetic versions of quebecol …”
TAGS: maple syrup, cancer


PR NewsChannel (press release)
“She also serves as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa, and as a Clinician Investigator in the Cancer Therapeutics Program at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Nessim is currently the program director of the Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship training …”
TAGS: surgical oncologists, Carolyn Nessim, The Ottawa Hospital


CTV News
“The goal is to change laws and regulations on implanted medical devices in Canada. The e-petition, sponsored by MP Martin Shields from Bow River, Alta., highlights female pelvic mesh but includes all medical devices and materials. Shields was not available for comment for this story. According to …”
TAGS: temporary ban, femal pelvic mesh, medical device


TheChronicleHerald.ca-13 hours ago
“The Halifax drug discovery company said Monday it signed a licence agreement with the National Research Council of Canada to help develop ATI-1701, … and clinical testing to evaluate the safety of the ATI-1701 vaccine in humans as per the guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada.”
TAGS: ENTREVESTOR, National Research Council of Canada, bioweapon vaccine


Markets Insider-5 hours ago
“The core ingredients in NeutriSci’s products have significant anti-oxidant properties and health benefits. Scientus Pharma will conduct research on NeutriSci’s products and their components in combination with various cannabinoids. Research activities will initially be funded by NeutriSci. Both companies will have rights for …”
TAGS: Medical Cannabinoid product, Innovation, R&D