Daily media digest July 19, 2017

New heart failure implant ends “clash of technologies”
McGill University Health Center
“About the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC): One of the world’s foremost academic health centres, the MUHC offers exceptional and integrated …”
TAGS: MUHC, cardiac resynchronization therapy, heart failure, McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC), implant


FACIT Launches Cross-border Campaign to Recruit Clinical Scientists and Biotechnology Industry …
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“The US pool of biotech industry experience is deep, with many Canadians playing important roles in both senior management and oncology product …”
TAGS: biotechnology, cancer treatment, FACIT, innovative cancer technologies


Milk Fat and Bone Health: Consuming Milk-Derived Fat May Reduce Bone Resorption
Medical News Bulletin
“reduces inflammation, improves endurance and fat metabolism, and reduces frailty. Previous research has showed that consuming MFGM as part of …”
TAGS: milk fat, bone health, bone resorption, inflammation, Frailty


Researchers Discover Insights from Chronic Pain Sufferers Who Use the “Manage My Pain” App
PR Newswire (press release)
“The analysis involved three groups of York U researchers: Katz’s Human Pain Mechanisms Lab, Prof Jane Heffernan’s Centre for Disease Modeling, …”
TAGS: pain management, York University, researchers, manage my pain app


Nursing Union Leaders Brief Premiers
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Kirby said that “the most important, and cost-effective innovation in mental health is to provide psychotherapy to all, starting with children and youth.”
TAGS: nursing leaders, ONA, mental health


‘Remarkable’ boy with double hand transplant surpasses his goals
“He’s already using the fine muscles of his hand, said Dr. Gregory Borshel, a plastic surgeon at Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital who was not involved in …”
TAGS: sickkids, transplants


Telemedicine in the Management of Parkinson’s and Neurological Disorders
Medical News Bulletin
“Another notable finding from studies conducted in Canada and the US was that telemedicine usage significantly cut down on travel time, travel …”
TAGS: technology, Parkinson’s, Telemedicine


Feds lower limit of exposure to airborne chrysotile asbestos
OHS Canada
“Federal Science Minister Kirsty Duncan said in a press statement that protecting Canadians’ health and safety “is of utmost importance” to the Justin …”
TAGS: health and safety, asbestos, Kirsty Duncan


Scientists develop new supplement that can repair, rejuvenate muscles in older adults
“Whey protein supplements aren’t just for gym buffs according to new research from McMaster University. When taken on a regular basis, …”
TAGS: scientists, McMaster University, protein, senior care


Sanofi offloads smallpox vaccine business to Emergent BioSolutions in $125M deal
” BioSolutions is set to add the only FDA-approved smallpox vaccine to its portfolio through a $125 million deal with vaccine giant Sanofi Pasteur.”
TAGS: Sanofi Pasteur, Emgergent BioSolutions, smallpox, vaccine


Canada could lead the fight for life in a post-antibiotic world
The Conversation CA
“CFI, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and Genome Canada, as well as funding from … This spring, we represented Canada at the Drug-Resistant Infections …”
TAGS: infectious disease, antibiotic, drug-resistant, Cystic Fibrosis Canada


Opinion: Talent for growth, Canada’s window of opportunity
Vancouver Sun
“At a time when the current international situation is creating uncertainty for scientists, researchers and innovators around the world, Canada’s …”
TAGS: science and innovation, scientists and researchers, Naylor report


Canada committed to improving mental health in Indigenous communities: Philpott
Toronto Star
“The current state of Indigenous health in Canada is a direct result of generations of previous government policies, including the impacts of residential …”
TAGS: suicide, mental health, Indigenous, Jane Philphott, health care


What happens when people with autism go to emergency
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“TORONTO, July 18, 2017 /CNW/ – A study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) of 284 teens and adults with autism has found that …”
TAGS: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, CAMH, autism


Women’s risk of Type 2 diabetes linked to early onset menopause: study
“Women with early or normal onset menopause are at an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes compared to women with late onset menopause …”
TAGS: Type 2 diabetes, early onset menopause, diabetes


Pediatric pain researcher studies alterations in brain circuitry
UCalgary News
“Vinall, a postdoctoral scholar in the Cumming School of Medicine, has just been awarded a prestigious Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) …”
TAGS: chronic pain, pediatric pain, PTSD research, University of Calgary


Media Advisory – Canada’s only Hockey Camp for Children with …
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“at LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology and Professor in the School of Kinesiology & Health Science and the Muscle Health Research Centre at York University.”
TAGS: diabetes, Cory Conacher, York University, Muscle Health Research Centre