Daily media digest July 24, 2017

A Vaccine For Type 1 Diabetes Begins Human Trials in 2018
“A prototype vaccine, decades in the making, that could prevent type 1 diabetes in children is ready to start clinical trials in 2018. It’s not a cure, and it …”
TAGS: type 1 diabetes, vaccine


Health officials warn of limitations to newly available opioid test strips
“Vancouver Coastal Health said because of the product’s inability to detect dozens of fentanyl derivatives, it won’t be offering test strips outside of Insite, …”
TAGS: fentanyl, strips, Vancouver Coast Health


Surgeon frustrated made-in-Manitoba brain surgery unavailable in Canada
“Gavin Wilson, director of public affairs for Vancouver Coastal Health, said NeuroBlate is no longer funded in B.C. because there are other options for …”
TAGS: neurosurgery, brain cancer, Manitoba, NeuroBlate


Concordia to create innovation hub with government funding
Journal of Commerce
“Concordia to create innovation hub with government funding … million on biomedical infrastructure projects at Concordia University in Montreal.”
TAGS: innovation hub, Montreal, Concordia University, biomedical


Research to keep miners cool at extreme depths
The Sudbury Star
“Research scientist Dr. Stephen Cheung of Brock University said the … Cheung, who is also Canada Research Chair is Environmental Ergonomics, …”
TAGS: Research technology, smart vest, research scientists


Ontario announces new mental health workers for troubled Pikangikum First Nation
National Post
“Indigenous health has been focused on measuring the number of dollars spent as opposed to health outcomes, added Dr. Alika Lafontaine, the past …”
TAGS: mental health, Indigenous, Pikangikum Frist Nation


Cuthand: Inquiry should reach out to vulnerable Indigenous women
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
“The Commission of inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women … Poverty leads to poor health, both mental and physical, addictions and …”
TAGS: poverty, poor health, mental health, addiction


Falcons help strike out diabetes stigma
Kelowna Capital News
“Diabetes Canada and the Kelowna Falcons have joined forces this month to help strike out the stigma attached to diabetes. The second of two West …”
TAGS: diabetes, Diabetes Canada, stigma, Kelowna


Artificial sweeteners’ ‘negative effects’
Daily Nation
“long-term effects on weight and heart disease, researchers from the University of Manitoba’s George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation in Canada …”
TAGS: artificial sweetners, Canadian Medical Association, study, negative effects on health


Sask. Lyme disease patients are falling through the cracks
Regina Leader-Post
“But research by University of Saskatchewan tick expert Neil Chilton proves otherwise. In a 2012 Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal …”
TAGS: Lyme disease, ticks, infectious disease, IGenex


Multiple sclerosis donor gratified to contribute to hometown research success
UCalgary News
“University of Calgary discovery of common acne drug treatment for MS will have worldwide impact”
TAGS: multiple sclerosis, Research, acne drug, University of Calgary