Daily Media Digest March 22, 2018

McGill University Health Center
“Montreal — A team from the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal has joined forces with researchers at Johns Hopkins to bring screening and early detection of ovarian and uterine cancers one step closer to clinical implementation. Researchers developed a test … “
TAGS: ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, Research


The Daily Courier
“… services and other community programs, Connect will provide a safe place for individuals to receive support and treatment to maximize their independence as they transition from hospital back to the community,” said Teresa Smith, vice-president of adult regional care with Hamilton Health Sciences.”
TAGS: brain injury research, stroke transition


“Bed shortages. Hallway medicine. Lengthy wait times. Communication breakdowns. To name a few. The long list of problem’s facing Ontario’s health care system, according to many patients and clinicians. So what can be done to improve a situation that has, at times, been called a “crisis”? In recent …”
TAGS: long-term reform, health care, Ontario


“After another round of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, the family spent more than two months in a Toronto Ronald McDonald House while Justin recovered. … Justin has several instruments, but his 12-string guitar was with him in both London and Toronto. The family was finally able to … “
TAGS: chemotherapy, cancer, support, Ronald McDonald House


Breast Cancer News
“The use of artificial intelligence (A.I.) in a clinical trial matching platform led to more patients being enrolled in breast cancer studies, a Mayo Clinic oncology practice suggests. The enrollment increase is a result of IBM Watson Health’s Watson for Clinical Trial Matching, an IBM A.I. cognitive computing …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, breast cancer, clinical trials


“Dr. Bassam Masri, head of orthopedics for Vancouver Coastal Health, said he’s seen wait lists of up to two years during his 23 years of performing the surgeries. “The target is that we can get almost everybody done in 26 weeks to alleviate the pain and suffering,” he said of a benchmark set in 2005 by … “
TAGS: wait times, surgical wait times, hip and knee replacements


“Alberta Health estimates that a senior suffering from a chronic disease in Alberta pays about $513 per year, while in B.C., a senior can expect to pay $689 for out-of-pocket drug costs. British Columbia’s Ministry of Health says it can’t verify Alberta’s estimate. As well, the province moved recently to make …”
TAGS: healthcare costs, Alberta


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Ms. Chrétien-Desmarais serves as Vice-President and Founding Member of both the Guy Laliberté Foundation and ONE DROP Foundation, and is a member of the Board of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, the McGill University International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk …”
TAGS: brain research, innovation


The Conversation CA
“… Wastewater Association (CWWA). We also thank Public Safety Canada (PSC) for its assistance throughout the water security research project. Dr. Quigley is the Scholarly Director at the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance, a non-partisan organization based at Dalhousie University.”
TAGS: drinking water, risks


The Kingston Whig-Standard
“So far, members of Helena’s Hope group have met with nine MPs, including Science Minister Kirsty Duncan, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott and Employment Minister Patty Hajdu. Local families met March 15 with Bay of Quinte Liberal MP Neil Ellis in his Belleville office, where they told their … “
TAGS: children, cancer, fund research


“Isaac, who left the federation March 17 after a one-week visit, was accompanied by Dr. Samir Sinha, the director of geriatrics at the Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto and lead for seniors of the government of Ontario. “The reason that I got Dr. Sinha down here is to help …”
TAGS: senior citizens’ care, Ontario, Dr. Samir Sinha


“House leaders have filed a bill which seeks to allot P1.16 billion from Sanofi Pasteur’s refund to assist children administered with the controversial Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas and appropriations committee Chair Rep. Karlo Nograles filed … “
TAGS: vaccine injury, Dengvaxia vaccines


The Globe and Mail
“The health research council, with success rates in its open competitions running at about 15 per cent, has concentrated funding in the hands of very few. The sciences research council, in contrast, has spread funding thinly to sustain success rates over 60 per cent – well above international norms.”
TAGS: science budget, new research strategies


Cape Breton Post
“The study was based on the experiences of more than 10,000 moms who took part in the Canadian Community Health Survey between 2005 and 2014. The Canadian Medical Association Journal published the results Monday. Seventeen per cent of them — or one in six — lived in households with food … “
TAGS: women in poverty, breastfeeding


“Mental health professionals should make room for cultural approaches when treating Indigenous people, says one doctor attending a a Global Indigenous Mental Health Symposium in Toronto. Approximately 20 panellists from every continent came together at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto …”
TAGS: Indigenous health, mental health, Toronto symposium


Government of Ontario News
“Some communities and groups face unique mental health challenges and require targeted support. To meet this need, Ontario will provide support designed to meet the specific needs of priority groups of children and youth, including LGBTQ2S, racialized and Indigenous children and youth. $116.6 …”
TAGS: Ontario, mental health, investment,


EurekAlert (press release)
“In Canada and the U.S., 464,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital with an average of 46,400 people (10 per cent) surviving these … Baycrest is home to the federally and provincially-funded Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, a solution accelerator focused on driving …”
TAGS: cardiac arrest, heart health, brain health


McGill Reporter
“… children even as they get older and more independent,” says Gruber, who also serves as Director of the Attention, Behavior and Sleep Lab at Montreal’s Douglas Mental Health University Institute and the Canadian Sleep Society (CSS) Officer – Media & Advocacy; CSS Pediatric Sleep Interest Group. “
TAGS: sleep habits, young children


Huddle Today
“His work on renal diseases related to cancer and diabetes at the University of Texas in Houston gained him the Rising Star recognition from NBHRF. The paper was published in The American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology. It found that a certain microRNA, a fragment of ribonucleic acid found …”
TAGS: New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), great research opportunities, Université de Moncton