Daily Media Digest July 11, 2019

CTV News
“A newly released study co-authored by a Vancouver Coastal Health researcher suggests a fifth of new childhood asthma cases in Canada are caused …”
TAGS: pollution, asthma, children


Times Colonist
“… evidence that breathing in polluted air harms the lungs,” said Doiron, a researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.”
TAGS: pollution, pulmonary disease, lung health


The Kingston Whig-Standard
“To better understand the unique set of challenges veterans and their families face, the Canadian government is investing millions into research …”
TAGS: veterans, research funding


Vancouver Courier
“That said, there is a mismatch between these headlines and the accurate interpretation of the findings from the study. And this mismatch is not trivial.”
TAGS: cannabidiol, misinformation, media headlines


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“”Multiple myeloma is a complex disease which can impact each patient differently,” says Martine Elias, Executive Director, Myeloma Canada.”
TAGS: multiple myeloma, treatment, drug approval


Toronto Star
“Dr. Michael Dunbar, an orthopedic surgeon and outcome scientist for orthopedic surgical care, said the new approach is having a “really significant impact” on hip and knee replacements in the province.”
TAGS: orthopedic surgery, wait times, Nova Scotia


“Rudnicki said many of these clinics claim injecting patients with their own cells promotes healing, but these unproven “stem cells” therapies can actually be harmful.”
TAGS: stem cell therapies, Health Canada