Daily Media Digest May 22, 2018

MedShadow (blog)
“Other studies suggest that cannabis can alleviate depression. … for medical studies is under control of the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the University of … Program at the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal.”
TAGS: medicinal cannabis, depression, McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC)


EurekAlert (press release)
“Researchers must understand the historical and social context of Indigenous health research, while valuing the unique knowledge, skills and …”
TAGS: Health Research, Indigenous peoples, Indigenous health


“Everyday there is growing evidence that Canada is becoming a leader in brain health and aging innovation. Three years ago, Baycrest Health …”
TAGS: innovations, Dementia, Dr. Allison Sekuler, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation


“New research has shown that older people with very low risk of heart disease also have very little frailty, raising the possibility that frailty could be … “
TAGS: Frailty, low risk of heart disease, Study


EurekAlert (press release)
“Indigenous Elders can have a broad range of positive effects on the mental … The study was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, …”
TAGS: Indigenous elders, primary care, mental health


Policy Options
“I enrolled my graduate students from the Media Studies Program at Concordia University in Montreal to participate in the symposium. Students were … “
TAGS: artificial intelligence, student symposium, Human Rights


“The Conference Board of Canada has released the latest installment of its How Canada Performs: Innovation Report Card evaluating its innovation …”
TAGS: Innovation, Canada, Grade C


“Their groundbreaking genetic research has added decades to the lives of … faculty of medicine have won the Governor General’s Innovation Award.”
TAGS: genetic mutation, heart attacks, innovation prize


CTV News
“In a world first, Auer and her team are now conducting potentially groundbreaking clinical trials of the novel treatment with 24 patients undergoing … “
TAGS: erectile dysfunction drugs, flu vaccine, fight cancer


Tech Times
“Jean-Simon Diallo, a molecular biologist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, credits this as the reason more companies are supporting this new …”
TAGS: Jean-Simon Diallo, cancer fighting virus, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute


“The inability to make an appointment with a family doctor also has big consequences for the province’s health-care system as a whole – particularly in …”
TAGS: Ontarians, no family doctor, Hallway medicine


“There are reasonable times to prescribe an opioid, said Lexchin who previously taught health policy at York University. They are useful for treating …”
TAGS: opioid crisis, BC, lawsuit


“… said Ray Jayawardhana, a professor of physics and astronomy at York University in Toronto, Canada, who is not involved with the Darkness project.”
TAGS: most advanced Camera, alien life, astronomers, York University


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“”The integration of AI and voice technology in Babytech and Femtech will not … Healthcare vendors like Philips with Philips uGrow, which has signed a … “
TAGS: AI, infant care, smart nursery