Daily Media Digest July 4, 2019

The London Free Press
“The study was completed by researchers and scientists from Western, the Lawson Health Research Institute – the medical research arm of London’s …”
TAGS: opioid addiction, surgery, prescribing


“The so-called freshman 15 … is real, according to a Canadian study published Wednesday, and men typically pack on twice as many pounds as women.”
TAGS: weight gain, students


National Post
“Munoz, Canada Research Chair in neuroscience at Queen’s University, has reported his work using brain molecules. Others are implanting monkeys …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s disease, animal research, ethics


NOW Magazine
“Women’s College Hospital officially launched its trans surgical care program … the new Transition-Related Surgery Program (TRS) is the first of its kind at a publicly funded hospital in Canada to provide vaginoplasty.”
TAGS: gender confirmation surgery, LGBTQ+, health care


“His team is hoping to help find a better test as it begins a four-year, $4-million research project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.”
TAGS: lyme disease, diagnosis


““There are lots of plans both, I’m sure, within government and within the Nova Scotia Health Authority to move forward with getting a very co-ordinated …”
TAGS: HIV, testing, Nova Scotia


CTV News
““It’s really difficult for young people to ask for help for mental health issues,” said Katherine Hay, a program manager with Alberta Health Services.”
TAGS: mental health, youth, donation