Daily Media Digest May 3, 2019

McGill University Health Center
“Researchers from SickKids, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and McGill University, have recently identified the cells that are thought …”
TAGS: cancer, children, brain tumor


CTV News
“… of mental health illnesses, says lead author Dr. Zainab Furqan, a resident physician at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.”
TAGS: mental health, fasting


“A University of Saskatchewan (U of S) study found therapy dogs improve patient comfort levels, while lowering feelings of distress. Ryan Kessler …”
TAGS: patients, therapy dogs


“… $1.5 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to improve cultural safety issues in cancer screening of Indigenous Peoples and …”
TAGS: Indigenous, cancer screening, cultural safety


“Kingston’s chief medical officer is taking part in a research project that aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.”
TAGS: Lyme disease, research, federal funding


“… semi-poisonous plants and other kinds of toxins,” said Dr. James Kennedy, head of molecular science at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.”
TAGS: genetic testing, prescription drugs, pharmacogenetics


“The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is seeking input from area residents on what can be done to better the region’s healthcare system for people who use opioids.”
TAGS: opioid crisis, drug users, health care


Canadian Jewish News
“The event, now in its 14th year, brings together more than 500 amateur players on 31 teams to raise money for Alzheimer’s research at Baycrest.”
TAGS: dementia, research, fundraising


CTV News
“… almost one in five Canadian medical specialists weren’t able to find work upon graduation from their training programs in 2017 … according to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”
TAGS: medical specialists, employment