Daily Media Digest May 31, 2018

“In the eyes of many, being an astronaut is simply a cool job. Like everything, though, it has its downsides — but a University of Saskatchewan …”
TAGS: portable MRI scanner, astronauts’ health


The Photo News
“Photos courtesy of Vancouver Coastal Health Insite is North America’s first legal supervised injection site, which … The goal of these sites is to reduce the adverse health, social and economic effects of drug use without requiring …”
TAGS: supervised injection sites, opioid overdoses, Vancouver Coast Health


Yahoo News Canada (blog)
“One of the guests was Dr. Michael Levin, the University of Saskatchewan’s MS research chair. Part of Levin’s current research includes looking at …”
TAGS: MS, Research, World MS day


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“The Council members will also advise the Minister of Health on how … invest wisely in health research and innovation for the benefit of all Canadians.”
TAGS: CIHR, new appointments, Governing Council


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Mithra (Euronext: MITRA) is dedicated to providing innovation and choice in women’s health, with a particular focus on fertility, contraception and …”
TAGS: Estelle, women’s health, oral contraceptive


“WATCH: A West Island whiz kid is working alongside McGill researchers in the pursuit of a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. As Global’s Dan Spector …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s disease, Research, McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC)


“Dr. Marla Shapiro discusses Lyme disease and some of the symptoms associated with it, as well as how to avoid it.”
TAGS: Lyme Disease, Dr. Marla Shapiro


UCalgary News
“That’s the question Cumming School of Medicine postdoc Olga Santesteban-Echarri is hoping to answer in her clinical psychology research, which …”
TAGS: Olga Santesteban-Echarri, CIHR fellowship, youth psychosis, University of Calgary


UdeMNouvelles – Université de Montréal
“One person in two over the age of 90 will suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to some degree. As the population ages, AD and its related conditions …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s Disease, Alzheimer’s research, Université de Montréal


Times Colonist
“The scars persist for the province, for the B.C. Liberal party, for quality health research and especially for the people involved. Don’t fault MacDiarmid.”
TAGS: BC, quality health research, Health firings


The Globe and Mail
“Norman said she has spoken to Health Canada and the department said it is … In 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed LARCs as the …”
TAGS: Canadian Paediatric Society, IUD, birth control


“WATCH ABOVE: It often gets dismissed as minor, but a University of Alberta doctor is raising the alarm over Minoca, a mysterious type of heart attack … “
TAGS: women’s health, heart attacks


Toronto Star
“VANCOUVER—The first Canada-wide study on national health inequalities shows that Indigenous people have significantly poorer health outcomes …”
TAGS: Infant mortality, suicide rates, Indigenous health, health equality


“Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. … The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals with over 1,100 beds, …”
TAGS: heart failure treatment, Research


CBS News
“The Tylers have filed a lawsuit against the clinic and the Cell Surgical Network, with which it’s affiliated. They’re represented by Andrew B. Yaffa from …”
TAGS: stem cell, eye health, eye disease, women’s health


CTV News
“Cardiologist Dr. Adrian Baranchuk, from the Kingston General Hospital Research Institute, says that’s why it’s so important for Canadian doctors to …”
TAGS: Lyme disease, attack the heart, Kingston General Hospital


“Diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol are likely in the future for most women, according to a new study. But that doesn’t mean that you …”
TAGS: women’s health, diabetes, high blood pressure