Daily Media Digest May 8, 2019

CTV News
“No single policy will solve the complex and growing incidence of excess weight and obesity … said Friedenreich, scientific director in the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research at Alberta Health Services.”
TAGS: cancer, prevention, obesity


Technology Networks
“Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) helps people with severe depression by “pushing the reset button” on brain networks involved in creating a mental picture, according to recent Baycrest findings.”
TAGS: electroconvulsive therapy, depression, treatment


UM Today (press release)
“As the first Tuesday in May is designated as World Asthma Day, a University of Manitoba researcher is bringing awareness to the condition. Professor …”
TAGS: asthma, World Asthma Day


“Jürgen Rehm of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, and his co-authors. The World Health Organization and participating …”
TAGS: alcohol consumption, global health


Vernon Morning Star
“The Provincial Health Services Authority is hoping to enroll 100 patients during the pilot, which is now open to young mental health patients across …”
TAGS: MedicAlert bracelets, mental health, youth


CityNews Montreal
“… stigma, overall, has gone down … with increased communication, conversations and normalizing the talk around mental illness,” said Dr. Katy Kamkar, a clinical psychologist with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health …”
TAGS: mental illness, mental health, stigma


“… new partnerships and product launches in virtual care, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) are launching a task force to examine virtual care technology …”
TAGS: procurement, commercialization, health technology, innovation


“Artificial intelligence is taking us into a whole new world. Canada is on the forefront of developing the technology, but as Mike Drolet reports, there are …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, health, science


CTV News
“Carla Adams, a spokeswoman for the Nova Scotia Health Authority, said the report is in line with its current planning and work. “Nurses have an …”
TAGS: nurses, primary care, Nova Scotia