Daily Media Digest May 18, 2018

EurekAlert (press release)
“It will involve 24 patients at The Ottawa Hospital undergoing abdominal cancer surgery. This trial is designed to … Ottawa Hospital Research Institute”
TAGS: erectile dysfunction drugs, cancer, immune system


University Affairs
“… St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and is an associate professor with the faculty of medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at U of T. His …”
TAGS: Governor General’s Innovation Awards, Researchers


“Much like politics, raising the subject of complementary medicine at a … the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, both in Canada, …”
TAGS: Alternative medicine, traditional health practices


Science Daily
“Researchers found that musicians and people who are bilingual utilized fewer brain … Materials provided by Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.”
TAGS: learning, language, music, Brain function


New Atlas
“For decades researchers have worked to find a way to orally administer insulin effectively to patients with diabetes. Now this game-changing treatment … “
TAGS: Oral insulin, successful, clinical trials


Bowen Island Undercurrent
“Logging on private lands in the Chapman Watershed System has prompted Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) to reach out to the Sunshine Coast … “
TAGS: source water, health concerns, Vancouver Coast Health, logging


“VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It looks like the majority of street drugs in … Tupper says the BCCSU is in talks with Vancouver Coastal Health about …”
TAGS: street drugs, Pilot study, fentanyl


“The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, and it cannot be slowed or stopped. So far, there are no treatments for it. But finding the … “
TAGS: Alzheimer’s, linked to 3 genes


Toronto Star
“Joel Lexchin, one of the co-authors of the report and an emergency medicine doctor at the University Health Network in Toronto, said that one of the …”
TAGS: Doctors in Canada, fundamental reform, prescription drug prices


“… to treat the underlying problem of inflammation, said Dr. Paul O’Byrne, a respirologist and professor of medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton.”
TAGS: Alternative to inhaler, asthma


EurekAlert (press release)
“Probiotics can decrease the mortality rate of this infection in bees by up to 40%, report researchers at Université Laval in the most recent edition of …”
TAGS: Probiotics, bees, colony collapse disorder


Lab Manager Magazine
“A team of Waterloo researchers found that applying artificial intelligence to the right combination of data retrieved from wearable technology may …”
TAGS: Wearable Technology, artificial intelligence, detect health problems


GlobeNewswire (press release)
“Green Shield Canada Launches Digital Health Strategy for Chronic Pain … seeks innovative ways to improve access to better health for Canadians.”
TAGS: chronic pain, pilot project, Green Shield Canada


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“The Government of Canada supports various projects commemorating the … This flu strain was particularly lethal in attacking the young and healthy”
TAGS: Spanish Flu Pandemic, government funding


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“First Nations in BC have identified mental health and wellness as a top priority. Through discussions on the social determinants of health and wellness …”
TAGS: health initiative, First Nations, Indigenous health, mental health


“The comparison is the premise behind CAMH’s public awareness … CAMH’s campaign, which launched at the beginning of Mental Health Week, will …”
TAGS: mental health, CAMH campaign