Daily media digest July 14, 2017

FDA OKs new Johnson & Johnson treatment for psoriasis
National Post
“This photo provided by Janssen Biotech, Inc. shows the drug Tremfya. On Thursday, July 13, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved the …”
TAGS: Johnson & Johnson, psoriasis, Tremfya


The future of the clinical trial – collaboration and patient centricity
“Anyone working in clinical trials knows that recruitment and retention of patients is one of the biggest challenges of drug development. According to …”
TAGS: clinical trials, patient centricity


Mobilizing knowledge
“Memorial’s Harris Centre is a member of Research Impact Canada, … Phipps, executive director, Research and Innovation Services at York University, …”
TAGS: Memorial University, Research, York University, mobilization


AHS rolls out new power-lift technology to help paramedics on the job
CTV News
“Alberta Health Services says it is moving ahead with a crucial piece of technology aimed at helping paramedics avoid the strains that result in serious …”
TAGS: health innovation, AHS,


Nahas Named Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
UCR Today (press release)
“Nahas Named Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology … Samar Nahas, an M.D. with the UCR School of Medicine, and current UCR Health … training in gynecologic oncology at the University of Manitoba, Canada.”
TAGS: Samar Nahas, gynecologic oncology, University of BC, University of Manitoba,


Science North gets funding for Indigenous outreach
The Sudbury Star
“Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s 2017 PromoScience program, on behalf of federal science minister Kirsty Duncan …”
TAGS: Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI), Indigenous, research, science


New cardiovascular surgery unit announced for Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
“he new program will run in partnership with the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, which is part of the University Health Network in Toronto, Hoskins said.”
TAGS: Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute, health sciences centre, cardiovascular surgery,


ACE a common-sense approach to eldercare
Troy Media
“Sinha is the head of geriatrics at Toronto’s Mount Sinai and University Health Network Hospitals and a frequent contributor on issues related to aging …”
TAGS: Samir Sinha, University Health Network, Elder care, Acute Care for Elders (ACE), Seniors


Dengue deaths are on the rise, but India’s wait for a vaccine continues
“Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccine division of the multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi, too has developed a vaccine, which is currently under review …”
TAGS: sanofi, vaccine, dengue


Why Canada is Becoming a Hub for AI Research
R & D Magazine
“In addition to Canada’s history of producing some of the most well-known experts in A.I. research, the government— under Prime Minister Justin …”
TAGS: AI, health innovation, McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC), University of Toronto, science


New Mental Health and Addictions Services for Lake Huron-Area First Nations
Government of Ontario News
“Ontario is increasing access to culturally appropriate mental health and addictions services for Indigenous people in eight communities along the …”
TAGS: mental health, addiction services, first nations, Indigenous


Guy Lauzon tells his story: Lawbreaker to Lawmaker
Cornwall Seaway News
“The book launch was held at the Cornwall Community Hospital’s (CCH) new Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). “I truly feel blessed to be …”
TAGS: mental health, addiction, Guy Lauzon, CAMH


Venus Concept Closes $38 Million Equity Financing to Support Continued Growth Opportunities
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Venus Concept is a global leader in non-invasive medical aesthetic … Investments focus on medical products, diagnostics, healthcare IT, and …”
TAGS: medical devices, pharmaceuticals, healthcare technology


Tainted heart surgery devices linked to factory
“Last year, Health Canada announced LivaNova, the manufacturer of the Heater … Now researchers say factory contamination seems a likely source, based on …”
TAGS: surgical device, open-heart surgery