Daily Media Digest May 25, 2022

Government of Canada launches consultations on the development of the Pan-Canadian Genomics Strategy
“Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced the launch of public consultations for the upcoming Pan-Canadian Genomics Strategy.”
TAGS: genomics research, public health care, Pan-Canadian Genomics Strategy

Cancer deaths must not be a side effect of the pandemic: delays in cancer diagnosis and …

“Pandemic-related delays to screening, treatment, and surgeries have created a backlog of cancer patients needing more support, at more advanced stages of cancer”
TAGS: cancer, Cancer Research Society, Myeloma Canada, Ovarian Cancer Canada, Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Common diabetes drug not effective against early-stage breast cancer, landmark trial reveals

“The results tell us that metformin is not effective against the most common types of breast cancer and any off-label use for this drug for the treatment of these common types of breast cancer should be stopped.”
TAGS: breast cancer, oncology, Canadian Cancer Society, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

An Accord for a Healthier World

“Under the Accord, we aim to provide all current and future patent-protected Pfizer medicines and vaccines available in the U.S. or European Union on a not-for-profit basis to 1.2 billion people in 45 lower-income countries around the world.”
TAGS: health equity gap, vaccines, healthcare, Pfizer Canada

Arthritis Society awards $200,000 in first-ever Arthritis Ideator Awards

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“Four Canadian innovators received prestigious and valuable awards from the Arthritis Society last month to bring to life their solutions for fighting the fire of arthritis.”
TAGS: arthritis, innovative healthcare, health charities, Arthritis Society

Alberta Health Services EMS training day prepares up-and-coming paramedics | Globalnews.ca
Global News
“Health Matters May 24: Paramedic students teamed up with AHS EMS … by Alberta Health Services, as part of National Paramedic Services Week.”
TAGS: paramedic services, EMS practitioners, Alberta Health Services