Daily Media Digest June 6, 2018

The Guardian
“From crime to health to business, Canada’s decision to legalize marijuana is a grand … In Canada, the emphasis has been largely on public health.”
TAGS: marijuana, legalization, Health


Saskatoon StarPhoenix
“In the early findings of a University of Saskatchewan study, nearly 80% of Canadians aren’t consuming enough grains — missing out on key nutrients …”
TAGS: healthy eating, grains, U of S


GlobeNewswire (press release)
“CALGARY, Alberta, June 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Supply Chain Advancement Network in Health (SCAN Health) is pleased to announce ..”
TAGS: SCAN Health, Alberta Health Services


Winnipeg Free Press
““Our focus is aging because we see that 95 per cent of the people that get Alzheimer’s disease and neuro-degeneration are older people; therefore we … “
TAGS: Alzheimer’s, brain cells, neuroscience


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Takeda Canada supports Quebec early clinical research initiative with … de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS), and Innovative Medicines Canada.”
TAGS: clinical research, Takeda Canada, Quebec


“… other practitioners and researchers at Royal University Hospital to pursue new avenues for research and innovation in health care,” Mielke said in a …”
TAGS: Women Leading Philanthropy, health care, Royal University Hospital


The Globe and Mail
“Professor Vivek Goel is vice-president, research and innovation at the University of Toronto. When was the last time you travelled outside Canada?”
TAGS: fundamental science, Research, U of T


“A new research centre is opening at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women. The centre will focus on a broad spectrum of health issues that affect women …”
TAGS: Edmonton, Research centre, women’s health


“The project caught the attention of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, which gave them a $100,000 grant to develop it further.”
TAGS: smartphone app, slashing wait times, Newfoundland, SurgeCon app


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“For further information: Jessy Donelle, MSc., Analyst at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; …”
TAGS: Canada’s Drug Shortage Problem, call to action


Sudbury.com (press release)
“Most proposals are in response to well-reported failures in the health care system following five years of tough times. At Health Sciences North, …”
TAGS: health care system, needs an overhaul, needs modernization, Dr. Peter Zalan


Toronto Star
“As a medical doctor, I treat patients who have trouble affording even relatively inexpensive treatments for high blood pressure and diabetes — drugs …”
TAGS: Ontario, Political parties, drug coverage, prescription