Daily media digest July 4, 2017

Roy reflects on time at HSN
The Sudbury Star
“Dr. Denis Roy, the first CEO of Health Sciences North, retired in June after two … to health care in Ontario and the North – including Indigenous health. … There is no doubt that it is the academic and research missions of HSN that …”
TAGS: HSN, Health Sciences North, sudbury, Research


Advocates seek Indigenous-focused addiction counselling centre for Vancouver
“Metro Vancouver First Nations advocates want an Indigenous-focused … “If we can talk to the First Nations Health Authority, Vancouver Coastal Health …”
TAGS: Vancouver Coast Health, Indigenous, addiction,


Canadian clinics begin offering stem-cell treatments experts call unproven, possibly unsafe
National Post
“Alberta Health Services convened a workshop on the issue late last year, concluding there is an urgent need to develop a certification system for cell …”
TAGS: stem cell, arthritis, fat tissue,


Trudeau government must invest in basic science: Editorial
Toronto Star
“Science Minister Kirsty Duncan didn’t promise new investment for scientific … Science Minister Kirsty Duncan needs to boost funding for scientific …”
TAGS: Kirsty Duncan, science, funding


Discovery by McMaster team provides key for targeted cancer treatment
“A reason why certain drugs work for some cancer patients but not others has been identified by a team of McMaster University researchers.”
TAGS: cancer research, McMaster University, ,


Painful memories could be erased, new study says
“The new research doesn’t go as far as picking specific memories — or people … But if it can be done, one mental health expert sees potential for this …”
TAGS: memory, Research, mental health


Insulin: The Canadian discovery that has saved millions of lives
Globe and Mail
“I literally couldn’t live without it,” says Christine Turner, the director of community engagement at JDRF (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research …”
TAGS: insulin, JDRF


Beta-blockers may reverse genetic changes from heart disease
Medical News Today
“In the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from York University in Toronto, Canada, report how they used mice induced to have heart failure and …”
TAGS: beta-blockers, heart disease, York University


Duncan not yet committing to $1.3-billion funding called for in sweeping Naylor report
Hill Times (subscription)
“Science Minister Kirsty Duncan is not yet ready to commit to $1.3-billion in more funding for scientific research, but says she agrees with most of the …”
TAGS: Kirsty Duncan, Naylor report


Doctors’ Notes: Researchers link hotter weather to gestational diabetes
Toronto Star
“In my work as an endocrinologist and diabetes researcher, I investigate how our environment can increase a person’s risk of developing diabetes.”
TAGS: Research, gestational diabetes, weather,