Daily Media Digest March 28, 2018

“Transplant specialists and researchers from eight leading pediatric medical centers across Canada and the United States have united to help make a difference. Led by Dr. Bethany Foster, a pediatric nephrologist and scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) …”
TAGS: kidney transplant, Digital Technology, treatment


GlobeNewswire (press release)
“The study showed that seventy-seven per cent (77%) of hospital nurses do not meet current physical activity guidelines, but do exceed the … The University of Ottawa Heart Institute has flourished into one of Canada’s most distinguished heart health centres for the unparalleled care it provides to its …”
TAGS: Nurses, physical activity, health


“The third clinical practice guideline to be published in the series developed by the Deprescribing guidelines for the elderly project, based at the Bruyère Research Institute in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is focused on antipsychotic drugs. The aim is to help clinicians determine whether an antipsychotic drug…”
TAGS: Deprescribing Antipsychotics, Dementia, Sleep Deprivation


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“”Indigenous” as opposed to “Aboriginal” in the name of CIHR’s institute focuses on First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples and is consistent with federal activities, as well as with the adopted terminology used in CIHR’s Action Plan to strengthen Indigenous health research in Canada. The French name of …”
TAGS: Dr. Carrie Bourassa, indigenous Health Research


Vancouver Sun
“The authority with the third-most scans is Island Health, with 38,000. Interior Health is fourth with 20,720, while the Provincial Health Services Authority — which coordinates highly specialized care in the province through hospitals like B.C. Children’s Hospital and agencies like the B.C. Cancer Agency …”
TAGS: MRIs, BC, Provincial Health Services Authority


“Graduate students, including Eryn Frawley, competed in UOIT’s Three Minute Thesis competition on March 21. Presenters had three minutes to explain their complex research to a panel of judges in a way that was easy to understand. Frawley was selected as the winner. – Jason Liebregts / Metroland.”
TAGS: explain research, 3 minutes thesis,


“With a gift of $1.5 million, Dr. Raymond Ng and his partner recently created the Raymond Ng and Wendy Chui Foundation for Innovation in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto (photo courtesy of the Faculty of Medicine) …”
TAGS: U of T, medical innovation, Dr. Raymond Ng


The Globe and Mail
“Innovation: Create the Health Innovation Agency of Canada to support the scaling up and adoption of existing innovations; it would absorb CFHI and CPSI. Also create Connected Data Canada to expand on data collection and use; it would be merger of Infoway and CIHI. CADTH would maintain a …”
TAGS: federal health agencies, need fundamental revamp


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“MONTREAL, March 27, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – In response to the budget tabled by Quebec Finance Minister, Carlos Leitão, Innovative Medicines Canada welcomes investment to support the innovative life sciences sector in Quebec. “Sound public finances and measures to improve the Quebec Life … “
TAGS: Investments in R&D and Innovation, Quebec Budget 2018-19


“The province’s standing committee on human resources appointed Robbie Shaw and Cheryl Stewart-Walsh to the 19-person board for the Halifax-based hospital, bringing it to a full complement. Shaw is a past board member and president and CEO of the IWK Health Centre Foundation. He also served …”
TAGS: New Board Member, IWK Health Centre, Nova Scotia


“Bayne, 95, was a doctor and McMaster University professor specializing in geriatrics. “I’m always promoting and trying to get a positive picture of aging out,” he says. Bayne has himself just returned from a trip to India with his daughter. When people always ask how he stays so well and healthy, he tells …”
TAGS: healthy aging, never to old campaign, geriatrics


CTV News
“Rates of the mumps across Ontario have been on the rise, and not just among those who refuse to be vaccinated. Even those who have gotten the shots are getting mumps, and doctors think they now understand why. New numbers from Public Health Ontario show there were 261 cases of mumps …”
TAGS: immunity, mumps


The Globe and Mail
“How many people worldwide die of diabetes? How many are injured in motor vehicle crashes? How many suffer from depression? What impact does air pollution have on health? Until the 1990s, global health data focused on mortality, particularly from infectious diseases like measles and tuberculosis, …”
TAGS: Gairdner Winners, world health, diabetes