Daily Media Digest March 29, 2018

Ottawa Citizen
“The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. This month Premier Kathleen Wynne came to Ottawa to promise CHEO $105 million to build a six-storey, 200,000-square-foot building for outpatient work. • The University of Ottawa Heart Institute comes out as the big winner in increased funding for seven local ..”
TAGS: Ontario budget, CHEO, Hospital funding


Ottawa Heart Institute
“This year’s theme, State of the Heart, focuses on women’s heart health across the lifespan. Heart disease is the leading cause of premature death for women in Canada. Five times as many women die from heart disease as breast cancer. Even today, two-thirds of clinical research trials don’t include …”
TAGS: Heart Institute, women’s health


“Jesse Abrams is one of the organizers of Serving for Sinai, a volleyball tournament that aims to raise $1 million for research at Sinai Health System’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. – Sinai Health Foundation/Photo. Two years into a five-year strategy to raise $1 million for research at Sinai …”
TAGS: Sinai Hospital, critical medical Research


“Her previous experience at Hoffmann-La Roche, Chase Pharmaceuticals, as well as Sanofi placed her at the heart of several key deals within the biotechnology industry. She aided Chase with helping to build out an organization that was eventually acquired by Allergan PLC in 2016. In all reality, the … “
TAGS: Big Pharma, New Opportunities


Montreal Gazette
“Dr. Angela Genge, director of the Montreal Neurological Institute’s ALS Clinical Research Program, is also working to get a NurOwn study established in Canada — at the Neuro. “I’d like Health Canada to approve it, so Canadian patients can participate and be at home while doing it,” Genge said.”
TAGS: ALS, clinical trial


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance announced in today’s provincial budget that Ontario is investing $4 million in funding towards the creation of the Ontario Fetal Centre, a collaboration between Sinai Health System and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Based at Mount Sinai Hospital, the …”
TAGS: Ontario, fetal centre,


Toronto Star
““The numbers are going up for incidents in the school systems,” said Sharon Ramagnano, trauma services manager at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where “Stop the Bleed” program held its first class with high school students on Tuesday. “We feel that these students are empowered with a skill …”
TAGS: life-saving techniques, first responders


The Suburban Newspaper
“The month of April, besides hopefully finally heralding the arrival of Spring, is also Parkinson’s Awareness Month across the country with an event for the West … April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and to mark the occasion, Parkinson Canada and the Cummings Centre are presenting The Parkinson’s …”
TAGS: Parkinson`s, awareness month, April events


Markets Insider
“OTTAWA, March 28, 2018 /CNW/ – In response to the budget tabled by Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa, Innovative Medicines Canada welcomes the creation of the Ontario Drug and Dental Program and the expansion of OHIP + to seniors. “This is good news for Ontario’s patients. This initiative …”
TAGS: Ontario Budget, drug access, Innovative Medicines Canada


“Dr. Maloney was born in Toronto, Ontario, and served in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals before entering medical school at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where he also completed his Obstetrics/Gynecology residency. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada … “
TAGS: Lifetime Achievement Award, Physician, Dr. Al Maloney, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada


Hill Times
“Politics This Morning: Morneau talks budget 2018 in Hong Kong; Wilson-Raybould, Lebouthillier make criminal justice announcement; Duncan reveals recruits from Canada 150 Research Chairs competition. By Marco Vigliotti Mar. 28, 2018. Science Minister Kirsty Duncan will announce the full suite of … “
TAGS: Canada 150 Research Chairs, Kirsty Duncan


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“TORONTO, March 28, 2018 /CNW/ – Mr. Peter Munk has been one of the hospital’s most influential and loyal supporters for many years, serving on the Board of Trustees of the hospital, acting as an advisor to many of the hospital’s leaders, and supporting the creation, evolution and growth of the Peter … “
TAGS: Peter Munk, Cardiac centre, UHN


National Post
“Suicide is a growing public health concern. In Canada, 4,000 lives are claimed by suicide each year — that is 10 lives per day.”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, suicide prevention


“Nonetheless, McMaster University isn’t new to its safety teams carrying the life-saving antidote. Training them to administer naloxone nasal spray will help keep our community safer. – Glenn DeCaire, McMaster Universities’ director of parking and security. In August 2017, EFRT started to carry naloxone …”
TAGS: naloxone kit, opioid crisis


“Opioid pills are shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/McMaster University handout. Powerful opioid drugs are killing people in the northern city of Thunder Bay at a higher rate than anywhere else in Ontario, a new report states. In addition, the report finds the rate of visits to …”
TAGS: opioid crisis, death rates, Thunder Bay


GlobeNewswire (press release)
“Dr. Sindelar is a Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia (UBC) and an Advisor, External Relations to the Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcomes Sciences, Providence Health Care Research Institute and UBC. Dr. Sindelar is also an elected fellow International …”
TAGS: VANC Pharmaceuticals, Board of Directors, Dr. Sindelar


UCalgary News
“Igor Efimov, PhD, a biomedical engineer from George Washington University, will deliver the E.R. Smith Lecture at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta’s 2018 Tine Haworth Cardiovascular Research Day. Efimov’s career has revolved around understanding how the heart’s specialized cells signal …”
TAGS: bioengineering for the heart, cardiac research day


CTV News
“Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday, with plans to transform health care for people living on northern Manitoba First Nations. The MOU is a bilateral agreement between MKO and federal government, and both MKO Grand Chief Sheila North and …”
TAGS: First Nation, Indigenous health, Manitoba


““Childhood assessment of irritability is important from a developmental perspective because childhood is the most relevant period in the manifestation of irritability,” Marie-Claude Geoffroy, PhD, McGill Group for Suicide Studies, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, department of psychiatry, McGill …”
TAGS: high irritability, suicidal tendencies, adolescence


The Beacon Herald
“Stratford’s waste reduction co-ordinator Kate Simpson holds a ripped shirt next to the city’s first textile recycling bin. The city formalized this week a partnership with Diabetes Canada to run a textile diversion program that includes a curbside component. The program is believed to be the first of its kind in … “
TAGS: Diabetes Canada, diversion program, Innovation


“There is a direct link between heart disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Adults with diabetes are 2-4 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes. High blood pressure and diabetes are the main causes of chronic kidney disease. 50% of people with chronic …”
TAGS: Apabetalone, Kidney Disease, Resverlogix Corp.