Daily media digest July 5, 2017

North York’s Humber River Hospital building ‘Command Centre’
““This is the first command centre of its type in Canada,” John Flannery, president and CEO of GE Healthcare, said in a release. “Using real-time data …”
TAGS: GE Healthcare, hospital


UNBC researcher wins fellowship
Prince George Citizen
“”The NCCAH is an international leader in informing indigenous public health issues. There is also a clear, strategic priority at UNBC to do research …”
TAGS: NCCAH, Banting Fellowship, UNBC, Gerlach, Indigenous


Alberta ‘dementia villages’ aim to improve understanding, create inclusion
“According to Alberta Health Services, about 40,000 Albertans have dementia, and that number is expected to more than double as the baby boom …”
TAGS: Alberta Health Services, Dementia,


One Enzyme To Rule Us All – Parkinson’s And Alzheimer’s Have Common Biochemical Origin
“Despite their considerable differences, the two most common neurodegenerative diseases – Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – both appear to involve the …”
TAGS: Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Biochemical origin


How Urban Parks Keep Seniors Healthy and Living Longer
“Dr. Sinha is the director of geriatrics at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital and he explains that parks offer many advantages as …”
TAGS: Seniors, Health, aging, UNH,


South Africa, Canada partnership awards C$1m to new research initiatives
Creamer Media’s Engineering News
“In addition, the South Africa–Canada Research Chairs Mobility Initiative has awarded six C$40 000 mobility grants to further develop research …”
TAGS: new research initiatives, South Africa, Canada, ,


We shouldn’t have to leave Canada just to get healthcare — but last year 63000 did
Financial Post
“And crucially, many Canadians likely go elsewhere for treatment to avoid Canada’s long wait times — the defining characteristic of our health-care …”
TAGS: public healthcare, healthcare in Canada,


Canada Leads International Indigenous Initiative to Make Progress …
Canada NewsWire
“OTTAWA, July 5, 2017 /CNW/ – July 10-12, 2017, the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS … Affairs Canada, Canadian Institutes Health Research, Health Canada, and “
TAGS: HIV, TB, Hepatitis, CAAN


Reflecting on Canadian innovation and Canada 150
IT World Canada
“Canada has a long legacy of innovation and prosperity. … (IoT) technology and infrastructure, Canadian health research facilities have become world leaders in …”
TAGS: healthcare, Innovation


New education around suicide prevention provides much needed …
Canada NewsWire
“”At the Mental Health Commission of Canada we recognize that suicide is a major … Research has shown that those who die by suicide frequently had contact …”
TAGS: mental health, suicide prevention, healthcare professionals


Biogen’s SPINRAZA™ (nusinersen) Receives Notice of Compliance …
Canada NewsWire
“The Health Canada approval of SPINRAZA was based on positive results … is at the forefront of neurology research for conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, …”
TAGS: Biogen Canada Inc., Spinraza, SMA