Daily Media Digest March 26, 2018

“Another of Caluori’s physicians, Dr. Lucy Gilbert of the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre, said ovarian cancer often starts in the Fallopian tubes as a few mutated cells. The problem is, it spreads menacingly into the ovaries or abdomen before a detectable lump forms. “If you wait for the …”
TAGS: stroke, rare ovarian cancer


Digital Journal
“Ottawa – The University of Ottawa Heart Institute held a rare “open house” on Friday, unveiling its 145,000 square-foot expansion project that officials … Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is Canada’s largest and foremost heart health center dedicated to understanding, treating, and preventing heart disease. “
TAGS: cutting edge technology, Ottawa Heart Institute, Open House


“”This [NDP] government, in particular, has really been receptive to improving value, thinking differently about the way we allocate costs and making some tough decisions around the budget for health care,” said Fiona Clement, the director of the health and technology assessment unit at the University of … “
TAGS: Alberta, cutting costs, healthcare


The Globe and Mail
“Dr. Mina Tadrous, a research associate with the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, said the data underscores the increasing financial pressures Canadians face in paying for prescription drugs. “Catastrophic drug programs are the last line of defense for helping protect citizens from drug expenses …”
TAGS: drug plan, Ontario, CMAJ


DeSmog Canada
“When the B.C. government announced its promised review of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, earlier this month, it came as a shock to many that it wouldn’t examine human health impacts. The announcement coincided with the release in the U.S. of the most authoritative study of fracking’s threats to …”
TAGS: Caleb Behn, first nations, Health


The Globe and Mail
“As AI begins to take off, will the health-care industry be receptive to technological disruption despite its notorious aversion to change? What is clear is that it will be crucial for the medical community to use its clinical expertise to help leverage technology and AI to improve the delivery of health care.”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, Healthcare, technological innovation