Daily Media Digest March 18, 2019

UCalgary News
“A joint University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and Alberta Health Services (AHS) initiative is offering new hope to those with a …”
TAGS: clinical trial, rare disease, gene therapy


CTV News
“VR in medicine has several benefits for people of all ages – including pediatric patients, according to Wesolowski. Luxsonic is working with …”
TAGS: virtual reality, health care


Vancouver Courier
“That’s the model Providence Health Care is introducing by way of what’s known as a dementia village or “household innovation project,” which will …”
TAGS: dementia, seniors care


“Sleep is important to health, said Charles Morin, the Canada research chair in sleep disorders at Laval University and president of the World Sleep …”
TAGS: sleep, health, sleep disorders


“A McMaster University research institute has developed new guidelines for how quickly kids should become active again after suffering a concussion.”
TAGS: concussion guidelines, rehabilitation, children


CTV News
“Offered through the province’s existing mental-health system, the program will be run by the Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre in …”
TAGS: autism spectrum disorder, specialized care, mental health, children


UM Today (press release)
“The $10.4 million in funding for University of Manitoba researchers is part of a $275 million national investment by the Canadian Institutes of Health …”
TAGS: health research, federal funding, researchers


“Four employees of Pfizer and one of Sonalysts are among the 50 people whose mentoring of others, leadership and innovation have gotten them …”
TAGS: women, leadership, innovation


CTV News
“Dr. Earl Rubin, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at MUHC, said the posts discredit the science that shows the necessity for vaccines. “20 to 30 …”
TAGS: vaccine schedules, vaccination , misinformation, infectious diseases


“Timothy Caulfield, Canada research chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta, says Health Canada needs to stop licensing unproven …”
TAGS: vaccines, homeopathic remedies, Health Canada, infectious diseases


“Senior ministers Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott have both resigned from cabinet, and Trudeau’s former principal secretary Gerry Butts has …”
TAGS: federal budget, Budget 2019, Bill Morneau, political Ottawa


“New minister replaces Jane Philpott, who resigned over the government’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair”
TAGS: political Ottawa, cabinet shuffle