Daily Media Digest June 4, 2018

Toronto Star
“B.C. already funds technologies aimed at stopping the overdose crisis. For instance, Vancouver Coastal Health uses drug-testing technology to detect …”
TAGS: wearable technologies, opioid crisis, overdose


Toronto Star
“Among the signatories are scientists at five Canadian universities. … the University of Saskatchewan researcher, a graduate of the University of British …”
TAGS: scientists urge, neonic pesticide ban


“There is a higher incident of Crohn’s and colitis in Canada than any other place in the world. One in 150 Canadians are diagnosed with it yearly and …”
TAGS: Gutsy Walk, Crohn’s and Colitis


Toronto Star
“In its 34th year, the show aired on CTV on Sunday evening after broadcasting live from the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, as well as from locations in …”
TAGS: telethon, fundraiser, IWK Health Centre


“In 1997, doctors at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax tried to come up with a treatment for Jodi-Lynn Damon, who had the first-ever infant case of portal …”
TAGS: rare disorder, portal vein thrombosis, 21 years later, IWK Health Centre


Toronto Star
“The health system is struggling to meet today’s demands and is nowhere near prepared for …. Kevin Smith, president of the University Health Network.”
TAGS: relieve overcrowded hospitals, Ontario


“”The impact is tremendous,” said the study leader, Dr. Joseph Sparano of Montefiore Medical Centre in New York. Most women in this situation don’t …”
TAGS: breast cancer, skip, chemo


“CBC News readers and audiences are teeming with ideas for improving the quality of health care in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our Critical …”
TAGS: Newfoundland, healthcare, Critical Condition series


“Stem cell therapy is one of the new-age therapeutic approaches being … and combining the newer cells into the existing neuronal network could be a …”
TAGS: stem cell therapies, Alzheimer’s Disease


CTV News-9 hours ago
“Hepatitis C is a “highly burdensome public health problem in Canada, which actually … The researchers estimate between two-thirds and three-quarters of those “
TAGS: hepatitis C, screening


The Good Men Project (blog)-7 hours ago
“He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Here we talk about the research that helps the low income and the critical thinking stance to take ..”
TAGS: Medicine, Critical Thinking, Medical Care


Canada NewsWire (press release)-31 minutes ago
“Brain Injury Canada is proud to partner with MedicAlert, the largest … advocacy and research, which promote equal opportunity for brain injury stakeholders. … MedicAlert® is backed by robust electronic health records maintained by medically …”
TAGS: brain injury Canada, medicAlert, partnership