Daily Media Digest March 9, 2018

UCalgary News
“The annual honour is given to academics who have made an impact outside the university in everything from innovation to community engagement. Kutz has worked since 1994 with Indigenous people to not only promote research into wildlife health in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, but also to …”
TAGS: Indigenous health, Inuit community


“The project, which includes internships with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute, will involve seven Lakehead PhD students in chemistry and materials science as well as biotechnology, along with one intern from Ryerson University’s biomedical physics PhD program. Alla Reznik, a …”
TAGS: breast cancer, medial imaging, LakeHead University


Calgary Herald
“Personally, I saw a huge shift in mental health concerns around 2007. It was the year smartphones saw the light. I call these devices the new cigarettes. When I am in a “mischievous” mood I tell my patients that these devices, although called smart, made us D.U.M.B. (distracted, unable-to-exist-without, …”
TAGS: teenage, Depression


Columbia Valley Pioneer
“BCEHS and Provincial Health Services Authority executive vice president Linda Lupini is the person who is tasked with steering the organization through any changes that will take place. She has been with the organization for about four years. Comparisons with Alberta show that B.C. has a lot fewer …”
TAGS: ambulance service, BC


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Building on the success of self-sampling programs globally, the health innovation team will work closely with community members to design a new culturally safe HPV testing program that aligns with Cancer Care Ontario’s screening guidelines and is closely integrated with primary care for appropriate …”
TAGS: women’s health, cervical cancer, Ontario


Medical Xpress
“… earlier on in the course of the disease,” said Widdifield, who is also a scientist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. “There has been a significant shift in the paradigm of care over the past decade and long-term remission is now an achievable goal.”
TAGS: Rheumatoid arthritis, die earlier


MedPage Today
“”To our knowledge, this is the largest study to examine symptoms after cancer diagnosis,” wrote Natalie Coburn, MD, MPH, of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, and colleagues in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. “We hypothesized that symptom burden would be greatest in the 6 …”
TAGS: 1 Month After Cancer Dx, severe symptom


EurekAlert (press release)
“Toronto General Hospital is a partner in University Health Network, along with Toronto Western, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences. The scope of research and complexity of cases at Toronto General Hospital have …”
TAGS: pregnancy, L-arginine, amino acid


“Canada’s Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan, a former scientist herself, said that getting more women into high-ranking scientific position adds new perspectives. “We absolutely need women’s ideas, their smarts, their voices. We get better results,” Duncan told CBC News. “When you include women, they …”
TAGS: women, STEM careers


CTV Vancouver Island
“A University of Victoria student with cystic fibrosis who has fought for a costly, life-changing medication is getting a helping hand from the drug’s manufacturer. Lillia Zaharieva took her … The drug is approved by Health Canada but is not covered under provincial health insurance. Despite that, B.C. …”
TAGS: cystic fibrosis, drug


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“At that meeting, an agreement was signed between CLARA and the Québec Oncopole, bringing together key players in cancer research, including Université de Montréal, McGill University, Université de Sherbrooke, Université Laval, Université de Lyon, Université Saint-Etienne, Université Grenoble … “
TAGS: CLARA Cancer Cluster, Québec Oncopole, fight cancer


Trail Times
““It’s the first time in decades that the Ministry of Health has had a research strategy,” health minister Adrian Dix said during Thursday’s announcement. The strategy directly addresses two recommendations in the ombudsman report. “It asked the Ministry of Health to respond to the considerable research …”
TAGS: Health Research, BC Ministry


Healthcare Informatics
“Anne Snowdon, Ph.D., a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, and the chair of the World Health Innovation Network, a consortium of healthcare leaders from several nations, introduced a series of brief presentations, …”
TAGS: healthcare Leaders, challenges, opportunities


Science Daily-19 hours ago
“Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world, with an estimated one in 340 Canadians living with the disease. There are no known effective treatments. “We think this exciting finding identifies calnexin as an important target for developing therapies for MS,” said Luis Agellon, a professor at the McGill School of …”
TAGS: MS, multiple sclerosis, specific protein in brain


UCalgary News-15 hours ago
“Researchers at the University of Calgary helped inform new World Health Organization guidelines around the use of antibiotics in food animals in an effort to reduce … And Canada is not immune, warns Dr. John Conly, a UCalgary professor of in the Department of Medicine, co-director of the Snyder Institute for Chronic …”
TAGS: WHO Guidelines, Health researchers