Daily media digest July 21, 2017

2017 Scholar and Research Trainees: MSFHR funds 53 exceptional health researchers
“These award recipients, selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, represent a bright future for health research in British Columbia.”
TAGS: Michael Smith Foundation, health researchers, MSFHR Scholar and Research Trainee Program


Advocates urge Ottawa to expand physician transparency beyond Ontario
The Globe and Mail
“As Ontario prepares to kick off consultations on forcing drug makers to divulge … Pamela Fralick, the president of Innovative Medicines Canada, which …”
TAGS: physician transparency, Innovative Medicines Canada, Pamela Fralick


African Nova Scotian health camp alum dreams big
Dal News
“Now, four years later, she’s preparing for a return to campus — only this time as a Medical Sciences student with nearly $50,000 in scholarships and a dream of becoming a medical doctor.”
TAGS: medical sciences, Dalhousie University, Aftrican Nova Scotian health camp


Study finds aboriginal community with strong ethno-cultural identity and connection to the land has lower suicide rates
Medical Xpress
“July 20, 2017 – A University of Guelph-Humber funded study investigating mental health perceptions and practices of an Aboriginal community in …”
TAGS: mental health, aboriginal, Indigenous, cultural identity


Federal agency issues call for Lyme disease research
Ottawa Citizen
““There are pockets of excellence in Canada on Lyme disease research but we … Public health researchers now estimate that, by 2020, 80 per cent of …”
TAGS: Lyme disease, Research, ticks


U of R prof receives prestigious Banting award
Regina Leader-Post
“Gordon will combine the Banting award with funding from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) to further her research on …”
TAGS: banting award, U of R, Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award, Jennifer Gordon


U of A researchers uncover clue to link between HIV, dementia
Edmonton Journal
“The study was published last month in the online journal PLOS Pathogens. It was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Canada …”
TAGS: University of Alberta, link between HIV, dementia, HIV, dementia, neurological disorder, Research


IBM and University of Alberta use AI to predict schizophrenia with 74 percent accuracy
“IBM and University of Alberta researchers have published a study describing how the teams used AI and machine learning algorithms to predict …”
TAGS: IBM, University of Alberta, AI, Schizophrenia


Vaccine reduces influenza infections, but not influenza-like illnesses
“The researchers noted that members of the general public tend not to … FACP, of the Health Science North Research Institute, Sudbury, Canada, and …”
TAGS: HSNRI, Health Science North Research Institute, vaccine, influenza


Seven Seas launches Nutri-Trio to reduce weight, manage cholesterol & sugar
Lanka Business Online
“In studies conducted at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto Canada in 2011, the benefits of Beta Glucan in fighting obesity were …”
TAGS: University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Beta Glucan, fighting obesity, Seven Seas at Hemas Pharmaceuticals


RAMQ reminds vacationers that health care elsewhere isn’t always free
Montreal Gazette
“As thousands of Quebecers prepare to travel outside the province during the construction holiday period, the Régie de l’assurance maladie du …”
TAGS: RAMQ, healthcare


Our health care system can do better
“When it came to people’s access to health care, Canada was judged the second-worst in the developed world because of its lengthy waits for …”
TAGS: healthcare in Canada, study put’s Canada ninth, dismal ranking


Faulty support cells disrupt communication in brains of people with schizophrenia
Science Daily
“When researchers transplanted human brain cells generated from … childhood-onset schizophrenia into mice, the animal’s nerve cell networks … like embryonic stem cells, are capable of giving rise to any cell type found in the body.”
TAGS: schizophrenia, Research, brain cells, healthy cell networks


Stem cell transplant heals chemo impacts
http://en.vietnamplus.vn/ (press release)
“that originates in the lymphatic system, the body’s disease-fighting network. … According to Doctor Dam, Vietnam mainly uses stem cell cryopreservation in … According to medical experts, blood stem cell transplantation expands …”
TAGS: stem cell transplant, chemo impact


Similar improvements between speech language therapy delivered online and in-person
EurekAlert (press release)
“This isn’t the case, according to recent research by Baycrest … need, but some worry it doesn’t offer the same quality of care as in-person treatment. … Baycrest Health Sciences is a global leader in geriatric residential living, … Baycrest is home to the federally and provincially-funded Canadian Centre for …”
TAGS: Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, speech therapy


High-level lab in Winnipeg for studying dangerous pathogens to be beefed up
CTV News
“TORONTO — High-level containment labs at Canada’s National Microbiology … of the world’s most dangerous infectious diseases, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott … Researchers at the lab are also studying Nipah virus — a potentially fatal …”
TAGS: Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg, research, pathogens