Daily Media Digest May 1, 2018

The Globe and Mail
“During a summer undergraduate research job that Dr. Organ said, “I basically got because I could drive a tractor,” he realized he had an aptitude for science. After receiving his PhD, his career path led to positions at Stanford and Purdue universities before he came to York University in Toronto where, …”
TAGS: Lewis Kay, Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal, proteins study


““They mostly don’t fit into other programs and services. They’re quite complex in their needs and sometimes quite difficult to serve,” said Patrick Dumelie, Covenant Health’s CEO. “So this will be a program that’s dedicated to them and their needs, and the complexity of those needs with the idea of helping …”
TAGS: mental health facility, St. Michael’s , Alberta Health Services


Business Wire (press release)
“The organizing committee includes Daniel T. Engelman, MD, and Richard Engelman, MD, Baystate Medical Center; Judson Williams, MD, WakeMed Health and Hospitals; Edward M Boyle, MD, St. Charles Medical Center; Louis P. Perrault, MD, Ph.D., Montreal Heart Institute; Ali Khoynezhad, MD, Ph.D., … “
TAGS: best practices, ERAS cardiac surgery, Montreal Heart Institute


Radio Canada International
““We were wondering if this may be in fact the nocebo effect which is kind of the opposite of the placebo effect,” says Dr. Baiju Shah, an endocrinologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto and senior investigator of the study. “The placebo effect is pretty well known, where you take a sugar …”
TAGS: google searches, affect drug reaction, Study


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“TORONTO, April 30, 2018 /CNW/ – Parkinson Canada, the definitive voice of the Parkinson community in Canada for over 50 years, is pleased to announce that the Parkinson Canada SuperWalk 2018 will take place September 8 through 16 in communities across Canada. Over 10,000 participants and …”
TAGS: Parkinson’s Walk, SuperWalk 2018, fund raiser


PR NewsChannel (press release)
“Dr. Lee’s acclaimed career in medicine began in 2008, when he graduated with his Medical Degree from the University of Manitoba – Faculty of Medicine. He subsequently completed his internship and residency with Dalhousie University Hospitals, before undertaking his fellowship training with the BC …”
TAGS: Dr. Lee, Radiation Oncologist, University of Manitoba – Faculty of Medicine


Toronto Star
“… social isolation and low socioeconomic status are also risk factors for heart disease. So are smoking and high blood pressure, says social psychologist Sherry Grace, York University professor and senior scientist at the University Health Network’s cardiac rehab unit. Depressed and anxious people are …”
TAGS: emotional stress, heart health, heart attack, cardiomyopathy


Markets Insider
“University Health Network and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. “I commend this year’s award recipients for the tremendous impact they’ve made on clinical laboratory testing and healthcare,” said AACC President Dr. Dennis Dietzen. “Through cutting-edge research, excellence in clinical care, and a …”
TAGS: University Health Network and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre , ACC Academy, Research, clinical care


Cystic Fibrosis News Today
“It invests more funding in life-saving CF research and care than any other nongovernmental agency in Canada. Email info@cfcalgary.ca or contact the Cystic Fibrosis Canada office at 403-266-5295 to register in the 65 Roses Ladies Golf Classic event. A video with highlights from the 2017 fundraiser … “
TAGS: cystic fibrosis, Fundraiser, Cystic Fibrosis Canada


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“The research project will study the health outcomes of a significant data repository that combines patient-reported outcome measures and physician-based medical assessments, collected from 29,000 Canadian patients who have been prescribed medical cannabis. The researchers intend to perform … “
TAGS: Health and Economic outcomes, Aurora Cannabis, Mitacs, cannabis study


GlobeNewswire (press release)
“VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Canada Health Act (CHA) prevents provinces from implementing proven health-care reforms that would improve the system and shorten wait times, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, …”
TAGS: Canada Health Act, barrier to universal healthcare, wiat times, Study


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“… University of Ottawa and Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. “Having the ability to use virtual reality to provide Canadians with this real-life experience could be instrumental in increasing empathy and awareness for this complex disease.” Leading up to World MS Day, EMD Serono, …”
TAGS: technology, multiple sclerosis, MS, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, virtual reality


“TORONTO – Doug Ford says his Progressive Conservatives would spend $1.9 billion on mental health care over the next decade if elected this spring. Ford says the party would use the money to bolster mental health, addictions and housing supports across the province. READ MORE: Ontario PC …”
TAGS: mental health, Provincial funding, PC


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Blood pressure monitors fall into Health Canada’s Class II medical devices, which requires only the manufacturer’s senior officer’s attestation that the device does what it says it will. The device might measure blood pressure, but its degree of accuracy may be unproven. The question of accuracy gets … “
TAGS: blood pressure, mistakes, Hypertension Canada


Toronto Star
“What’s worse is that we are an ethnic minority, we are Vietnamese with a little bit of Chinese in there. There are very, very few Vietnamese-Chinese donors out there.” According to the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network, part of the Canadian Blood Services, of the more than 400,000 registered …”
TAGS: stem cell, transplants, Chinese match


McGill Reporter-14 hours ago
“Dr. Jabado’s work investigating brain cancer in children received $13 million in funding after emerging as one of the four winning projects in Quebec in Genome Canada’s 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition Genomics and Precision Health. A total of $58 million was distributed to projects across the …”
TAGS: genomics, Innovation, Quebec, McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC)