Daily Media Digest July 17, 2019

“The apartment in the Parkwood Institute for Mental Health is beige and clinical — not surprising for a living space in a hospital. … Jonathan Serrato, a research coordinator with the Lawson Health Research Institute, …”
TAGS: mental health, smart home technology


“… the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canada Research Chairs … There’s a lot of therapeutic implications of this study for the future.”.”
TAGS: heart damage, animal research


uOttawa Faculty of Medicine
“Researchers from the University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, CHEO and BORN Ontario have conducted one of the largest studies to date on the effect of cannabis use during pregnancy. “
TAGS: cannabis, pregnancy


“Screen time — and social media in particular — is linked to an increase in depressive symptoms in teenagers, according to a new study by researchers at Montreal’s Sainte-Justine Hospital.”
TAGS: social media, mental health, teenagers, depression


Times Colonist
“The program will establish nine research centres across Canada to look at health concerns of Native peoples. A co-ordinating centre will also be …”
TAGS: Indigenous, health


“Scientists may be closing in on developing a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.”
TAGS: dementia, blood test, early detection