Daily media digest July 13, 2017

Hamilton Health Sciences recognizes longtime volunteer Betty Schmelzle
“If you have purchased a baby sweater or booties from the gift shop at one of the Hamilton Health Sciences hospitals in the last 20 years or so, chances ..”
TAGS: Hamilton Health Sciences, volunteer,


Laval in BIO international
The Suburban Newspaper
“The City of Laval, represented by its Economic Development Department, was present at the BIO (Biotechnology Innovation Organization) …”
TAGS: Laval, Biotech


University of Saskatchewan names new School of Public Health director
“University of Saskatchewan names new School of Public Health director … potential that exists in the school and university,” Jones said in a release.”
TAGS: University of Saskatchewan, U of S, Public Health Director, Steven Michael Jones


Keynote presenters announced for second annual national protecting pollinators conference
Michigan State University Extension
“Packer is a professor of biology at York University where he has worked since 1988. His teaching and research include entomology and biodiversity.”
TAGS: York University, Professor Laurence Packer


Vancouver General Hospital to buy new robot to help with surgeries
MetroNews Canada
“Dr. Peter Black operates “Jack,” a robot that helps teams at Vancouver General Hospital perform surgeries. Vancouver Coastal Health is planning to …”
TAGS: Vancouver General Hospital, surgeries, robot, Dr. Peter Black


Is North America’s opioid epidemic a crisis of masculinity?
The Guardian
“the chief medical health officer of Vancouver Coastal Health. “People here often talk about men’s health,” she said. “We don’t have a focus on things …”
TAGS: Vancouver Coast Health, Minister Philpott, opioid crisis


Survey finds not all Albertans receive same quality of care at supportive living facilities
“The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) is calling on designated supportive living provider organizations, Alberta Health Services and Alberta …”
TAGS: Alberta Health Services, supportive living facilities, HQCA, survey,


Eli Lilly and Company to Present More Than 40 Abstracts at the Alzheimer’s Association …
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“The data highlight Lilly’s broad Alzheimer’s pipeline, including potential treatments and diagnostics in various stages of clinical development, …”
TAGS: Eli Lily, Alzheimer’s, Research


Researcher seeks to turn unused parts into marketable products
The Telegram
“Hawboldt is a researcher with the Ocean Frontier Institute — a collaborative ocean research initiative between Dalhousie University, Memorial …”
TAGS: Hawboldt, Dalhousie University, researcher, science, fish,


Cardiovascular Surgery Next Step for Healthcare in Thunder Bay
Net Newsledger
“We are very grateful to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and to our partner, the University Health Network, for making this a reality,” …”
TAGS: Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute, cardiovascular surgery, healthcare, University Health Network


BioDelivery Sciences Signs Exclusive Agreement With Purdue Pharma (Canada) for the Licensing …
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“According to the Canadian Pain Society, pain is the most common reason for seeking healthcare, with 1 in 5 Canadian adults suffering from chronic …”
TAGS: Purdue Pharma (Canada), biodelivery sciences, pain management, chronic pain, Belbuca


Molecular biology: Quebec will host an important congress in 2020
The Sherbrooke Times
” managed to convince the SMBE especially through the involvement of the biologist and researcher of the Université Laval (UL), Christian Landry, …”
TAGS: molecular biology, Quebec, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE)


Vancouver philanthropists’ home sale funding health research, including that of this rat researcher
Vancouver Sun
“The $5.2 million sale of an important mid-century modern home in the UBC Endowment Lands has helped create a $9-million health research …”
TAGS: Health Research, UBC, disease transmission


How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child’s brain
“Research suggests persistent stress in young children can become toxic, … interfere with learning, explain troubling behavior, and endanger health.”
TAGS: stress, Research, child’s brain, poverty, neglect,


The Canadian Society of Transplantation and Astellas Pharma Canada Announce the 2017 CST-Astellas T3 Competition
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“The T3 Competition is designed to inspire innovative solutions in transplant care with the ultimate goal of advancing long-term health outcomes and …”
TAGS: innovative solutions, transplants, health outcomes, T3 competition


Online doctor consultations take off in Canada
“Online doctor consultations take off in Canada … the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre and a professor at the School of Public Health.”
TAGS: online, doctors, virtual medical services


Study links chemicals in everyday consumer products to chronic disease in men
CTV News
“… chemicals widely used in everyday consumer products, such as food packaging and wrappings, toys, medications, and even medical devices.”
TAGS: chemicals, chronic disease, Research, Phthalates, inflammation


CorMedix Inc. Provides Comprehensive Pipeline Update During Research and Development Day
“CorMedix has focused its R&D efforts to three initial medical device areas where taurolidine incorporation may add value and potentially improve …”
TAGS: biopharmaceutical, therapeutic products, treating infectious disease, inflammatory disease, R&D Day, CorMedix,


Detecting long-term concussion in athletes
McGill Newsroom
“A research team from Université de Montreal, The Montreal Neurological … This study was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).”
TAGS: McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC), Concussion, head trauma, neurological symptoms