Daily Media Digest March 8, 2018

“The first CIHR grant, for $592,875 over five years, is funding research aimed at new targeted therapies for colorectal cancers. Vizeacoumar will also be principal investigator for a five-year grant of $573,750 to research circular ribonucleic acid (RNA) and potentially develop the ‘next’ generation of … “
TAGS: scientist, CIHR grants, cancer research


CTV News
“Dr. Kathryn Tinckam, a transplant nephrologist at the University Health Network in Toronto and the chair of the kidney transplant advisory committee for Canadian Blood Services, said some people may interpret the data on kidney donation as an indication that women are more altruistic or caring.”
TAGS: kidney, transplants, women


The Loop (blog)
“Researchers at the University of Calgary, Université Laval, Tel Aviv University and the University of Toronto published a paper in the journal of Child Development, which demonstrates how younger brothers and sisters actually help teach their older siblings to be empathetic. And here we were thinking …”
TAGS: younger siblings, science


“Closing Misercordia’s Urgent Care Centre and converting Victoria Hospital’s ER to an Urgent Care Faculty happened on schedule last fall, but that’s not happening with phase two of the health care changes. The closure of Concordia’s ER and the conversion of the Seven Oaks ER to an Urgent Care …”
TAGS: healthcare, Winnipeg


Business in Vancouver
“A walk through Kardium Inc.’s Burnaby office will reveal a wall of fame of sorts, as discarded prototypes of medical devices are on display as if they were meant for a high school trophy case. There likely isn’t room in the medical-technology firm’s facility to showcase all the prototypes developed before …”
TAGS: medical devices, Atrial fibrillation


CBC.ca-3 hours ago
“”Our findings suggest that health behaviours through until early adulthood can alter your risk of developing MS,” said Tremlett, who holds the Canada Research Chair in neuroepidemiology and multiple sclerosis. Tremlett said the study infers a beneficial association, but said people should still be mindful that there are also …”
TAGS: Benefits of Sun, multiple sclerosis


CBC.ca-15 hours ago
“In searching for a solution, Beauchamp discovered the study, funded by the Terry Fox Research Institute, called Enhanced Pancreatic Cancer Profiling for … the same clinical outcome as Richard had,” said EPPIC co-principal investigator Dr. George Zogopoulos, a pancreatic surgeon at the McGill University Health Centre.”
TAGS: pancreatic cancer, genes


CBC.ca-17 hours ago
“Joan Weir, the director of Health and Disability Policy for the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, told CBC’s London Morning program Wednesday that bed shortages happen from time to time in many Canadian cities, but recent research reveals that “London is a particular problem.” “We’re not quite sure as …”
TAGS: insurance companies, health system, hospital beds


UH System Current News-19 hours ago
“The College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa named acclaimed health research expert Karen Davison as the Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair. In this capacity, Davison’s research will focus on the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, Canadian Community Health Survey ..”
TAGS: Canada Visiting Research Chair, University of Hawaiʻi , Karen Davison