Daily Media Digest June 5, 2018

“OTTAWA, June 1, 2018 – Although unsuccessful in obtaining federal funding in the 2018 Federal Budget, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) is continuing to actively support reporting of cardiovascular outcomes, and has jointly released updated pan-Canadian results with the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). The results demonstrate the critical need for national leaders to recognize the value of evidence-based improvements in patient care.”
TAGS: cardiovascular care, need federal leadership, funding


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“The first, “Diversity Supports for Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs)” aims to … SOURCE Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science.”
TAGS: Trained MLTs, CSMLS, diversity needs


620 CKRM.com
“A University of Saskatchewan researcher who has spent several years … will be a helmet-sized M-R-I for space and remote Northern Saskatchewan … “
TAGS: small, MRI, space, U of S


Toronto Star
“VANCOUVER—Artificial intelligence and machine learning could be a key aid in … In April, federal NDP health critic Don Davies called for a federal … for Vancouver Coastal Health told StarMetro it is conducting an assessment of its …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, machine learning, opioid crisis, addiction


“Alberta Health Services operates a number of clinics across the province including Edmonton’s Kaye Clinic and the Chronic Pain Centre at Richmond …”
TAGS: Alberta, surgery struggles, pain clinics


CTV News
“The speech centre of her brain was severely affected, and that presented a major challenge, she said. “I have worked hard at getting it back, but …”
TAGS: stroke, women’s health, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre


Business Wire (press release)
“… significant savings on BIO registration and passes to the business partnering forum,” commented Andrew Casey President and CEO BIOTECanada.”
TAGS: Biotech, BIOTECanada, Andrew Casey, global solutions


“… kidney condition, followed by another diagnosis in 2016 that required treatment which could only be delivered at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.”
TAGS: Ronald McDonald House, PJ Walk, IWK Health Centre


Newswise (press release)
“… in Children,” researchers from Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) … of Manitoba and Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, Canada. … The researchers used two statistical models to determine associations …”
TAGS: Walkability, Toronto neighbourhoods, childhood, asthma


“After cannabis is legalized throughout Canada later this year, Canadians are expected to increase their consumption of the drug by up to 35 per cent …”
TAGS: Canadians, cannabis


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“This program promises every rare disease patient in Canada the opportunity for a diagnosis and hope for treatment. By establishing shared and …”
TAGS: Genome Canada, national initiative, precision health


“Addiction help will soon be just a phone call away for people living in Chippewa of the Thames (COTTFN), Oneida of the Thames and …”
TAGS: addiction, Indigenous, health


“In June 2015, during the National Health Leadership Conference’s very first Great … Three years ago, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) … the last three years: mental health, Indigenous health and seniors’ health.”
TAGS: report card, mental health, National Health Leadership Conference


Huddle Today
“Murugesan, who is also a senior scientist at the Reiman cancer research laboratory at the University of New Brunswick, says the idea for BioHuntress … “
TAGS: Health Research, Dr. Alli Murugesan, faster to market


The University Network (blog)
“The researchers determined that the mice with limited ability to move experienced a 70 percent drop in neural stem cells, compared to the control ..”
TAGS: Leg Exercise, healthy brain