Daily Media Digest March 2, 2018

Coast Reporter
“Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has released the final overdose statistics for 2017, but the heath authority is no longer providing a breakdown of overdoses reported by its rural hospitals. For January to November of 2017 VCH gave the number of overdoses at Sechelt Hospital, Powell River General …”
TAGS: opioid crisis, overdose stats


Wetaskiwin Times
“Alberta Health Services has been offering an HPV vaccine since 2008. In schools, it is made available to Grade 5 and 9 students. Tomkinson’s son was accidentally given a dose of the HPV vaccine Gardasil last Monday. The family was informed of the mistake when the nurse called home and told his …”
TAGS: vaccine, not authorized


Toronto Star
“Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital is advising former heart surgery patients about a single case of a bacterial infection likely linked to a device used during cardiovascular surgery between December 2013 and 2016. The non-tuberculous Mycobacterium chimaera infection has been associated with a device …”
TAGS: sickkids, heart surgery, infection


“The Winnipeg Police Service is partnering with MedicAlert Foundation Canada to help bring those with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia or a cognitive brain … Winnipeg police hope a new partnership will help them quickly reunite people living with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia or a cognitive brain injury … “
TAGS: medicAlert, Alzheimer’s, autism, cognitive brain injury


“Her research aims to develop prevention strategies to keep people healthy — especially at work. A big boost for research funding was one of the key recommendations of the Fundamental Science Review Advisory Panel, which released its report last year and is commissioned by Kirsty Duncan, federal “
TAGS: fundamental science review, Budget 2018


“UNB is the only Canadian site taking part in the research. Sensinger said the university got involved after he spoke with Dr. Max Ortiz Catalan, founder of the Biomechatronics and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Dr. Catalan did an initial …”
TAGS: Research, phantom pain, limb amputates


“New research on police involvement in a decades-old mental health program has found it’s having a positive impact on those it’s supposed to help. University of Victoria (UVic) psychology professor Dr. Catherine Costigan, the study’s co-author, said having police in “Assertive Community Treatment” …”
TAGS: new research, police help, mental health programs


GlobeNewswire (press release)
“EDMONTON, Alberta, March 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Company recruitment is now open for the DynaLIFE Accelerator, a new partnership between DynaLIFE, TEC Edmonton and Health City. Set to open June 2018, the program will validate cutting-edge diagnostics technologies in a real-world …”
TAGS: diagnostics technologies, Clinical research


EurekAlert (press release)
“Also contributing to this study were: Mayo Clinic in Arizona, the University of North Carolina, Germany’s Hannover Medical School, and Canada’s University of British Columbia, the British Columbia Cancer Research Centre and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Funding for this study was provided by: …”
TAGS: anti-cancer drug, rare ovarian cancer, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute


Bel Marra Health
“Depression, if untreated, can persist and progress over time, eventually leading to an increase in brain inflammation. The new study that made this claim was carried out at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), where researchers studied the brain scans of patients suffering from …”
TAGS: depression, brain inflammation,


Science Daily
“In the new study reported this week, the UW Medicine-led research team used human brain cells created from stem cells. The results showed that a compound that boosts the function of the endosomal network significantly cuts the production of both amyloid beta and a precursor of the Tau protein. “
TAGS: Alzheimer’s, stem cell, Study


EurekAlert (press release)
“Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest provides excellent care for older adults combined with an extensive clinical training program for the … Baycrest is home to the federally and provincially-funded Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, a solution accelerator focused on driving …”
TAGS: memory, eyes, brain health


Canada NewsWire (press release)-2 hours ago
“… Public Health Association, HPV Awareness, and the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, will be joining forces with over 80 organizations worldwide to mark the first international HPV awareness day. The goal of the day is to spark conversation and promote a worldwide exchange of ideas, knowledge, and “
TAGS: HPV awareness, Human papillomaviruses (HPVs), Ottawa


TSN-20 hours ago
“After researching military personnel with a grant from the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council offered funding for a study of varsity football players at Queen’s. Brain injuries and “
TAGS: concussion, NHL, Dr. Cook, Kingston