Daily Media Digest June 28, 2018

“Tarik Möröy, President and Scientific Director of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), is proud to launch the new website of the Institute and its foundation.”
TAGS: IRCM , New look, Website


“The authors present a study aiming to describe and identify factors … Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, … “
TAGS: Bone-Targeted Therapies, Prostate Cancer, McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC)


Medical News Today
“Prolonged sitting harms our health in various ways. The more time you spend sitting down, the likelier you are to die prematurely, studies show. “
TAGS: sitting, women’s health, Frailty


BioSpace (press release) (blog)
“Nearly four years after first forging a research collaboration, AbbVie and … with the development of its stem cell treatment to ameliorate aging frailty.”
TAGS: 2014 Age-Related Disease Deal, AbbVie, aging


Powell River Peak
“It is supported by Vancouver Coastal Health, the province of BC and other generous patrons, including law firm Harper Grey LLP, and helps to …”
TAGS: Vancouver Coast Health, brain health, BC


“Pharmacies across Alberta are increasingly the target of thieves who are stealing rising … Alberta Health Services declined to comment on the data.”
TAGS: drug theft, pharmacies, Alberta


The Globe and Mail
“Matthew Herder, director of the Health Law Institute at Dalhousie University, said the fact that no new companies joined the disclosure program is “a …”
TAGS: Drug makers, disclose payments, doctors


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, is inviting stakeholders, researchers, …”
TAGS: Research funding, Canadian Government, Tri-Council Research Fund


CTV News
“VICTORIA — The economic cost of substance use in Canada in 2014 was $38.4 billion, or about $1,100 for every Canadian, says a report released …”
TAGS: cost of substance use, alcohol, tobacco


The Globe and Mail
“Canadian researchers are planning a national program to test an innovative treatment for men with advanced prostate cancer, providing an option that … “
TAGS: researcher, innovative treatment, prostate cancer


CTV News
“Researchers at the University of Calgary believe they’re close to developing a product that could greatly improve a medical professional’s ability to …”
TAGS: medical device, concussions, University of Calgary


“Fentanyl test strips are not as effective at preventing overdoses as many people assume, Health Canada has warned. In a release, the public health …”
TAGS: fentanyl, test strips, unreliable results


Edmonton Journal
“University of Alberta rehabilitation medicine professor Karim Fouad shows a chart highlighting the success rate of training for the injured rats that …”
TAGS: inflammation, spinal cord injury, Research


CTV News
“Obed said the Indigenous services minister agreed this week at a meeting in Inuvik, N.W.T., to work towards an equivalent to Jordan’s Principle for …”
TAGS: Indigenous health, inuit children, no delays


“The Nova Scotia Aging and Brain Health Innovation Program will support … care co-ordination and navigation, cognitive health, and Indigenous and …”
TAGS: brain health, Nova Scotia


GlobeNewswire (press release)
“MONTREAL, June 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ExCellThera Inc., a biotechnology company delivering molecules and bioengineering solutions …”
TAGS: Excellthera, stem cell, clinical trial


McGill Reporter
“Now, a recent study is shedding light on the processes in the brain at the … between McGill University, the Douglas Mental Health University Institute …”
TAGS: molecule linked, cancer, depression


CTV News
“People with diabetes losing disability tax credit because of ‘advances in … CRA backs down in row with diabetics denied disability tax credit …”
TAGS: diabetes, federal programs, health