Daily Media Digest May 9, 2018

The Globe and Mail
“Janet Werker of the University of British Columbia rounds out the list of honourees with her research examining language acquisition among infants who … of Correlated Quantum Materials” and Deanne Williams of York University in …”
TAGS: Andre Gaudreault, Killam Prize winner, Researcher


Toronto Star
“Matt Kieltyka of Vancouver Coastal Health said while there is no specific requirement for the number of taps tested, a larger sample results in a more accurate assessment. To test, it’s best if the water hasn’t been used in six hours, so an early morning sample is ideal, he said. VCH asks schools to get …”
TAGS: BC schools, Report, unsafe water


North Shore News
“A one-stop shop for youth services in North Vancouver is reminding people that this week’s an especially good one to spread the message regarding the importance of mental health. Foundry North Shore, a Vancouver Coastal Health-operated facility that’s comprised of more than 15 existing social …”
TAGS: one-stop shop, youth services, Vancouver Coast Health, mental health


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Bausch Health Companies Inc. Accurately Represents the Breadth of the Company Today and Reflects the Innovative Legacy of the Bausch Name. “
TAGS: Valeant, Bausch Health Companies Inc., Name change


“WATCH ABOVE: Children in Crisis Part 1 — In December, at just 14 years old, Nevaeh Charette died by suicide. She was one of 19 youth in Alberta …”
TAGS: children in crisis, mental health, emergency care


Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
“When researchers at U of T’s Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases found a genetic mutation related to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease in 2013, they uncovered a potential drug target. Now, through a key collaboration with San Diego’s Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical …”
TAGS: Tanz Centre, Alzheimer’s, Neurodegenerative Diseases


The Gander Beacon
“Dr. William Fitzgerald receives the Royal College’s James H. Graham … Photo courtesy of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – …”
TAGS: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. William Fitzgerald, James H. Graham Award


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“… Head, Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, and Professor of Medicine, …”
TAGS: Lynparza® (olaparib), ovarian cancer, cancer


Winnipeg Free Press
“Dr. Hasan Sheikh, medical lead for the rapid-action addictions medicine clinic at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, said it’s also noticeable how many experiences echo Dobbs and her son’s. “A lot of patients say it’s the first time they’ve been able to access these services,” said Sheikh, …”
TAGS: walk-in addictions clinics, funding, Ontario


“… generally leads to organ failure and death within four weeks, according to Morgan Piczak, a masters of science candidate at McMaster University.”
TAGS: deadly virus, turtles, Ontario


“Alumna Inmar Givoni, an autonomy engineering manager for Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group in Toronto, says computer science is a field that grew on her over time. “In high school, I took computer science as well as advanced courses in physics, chemistry and math,” says Givoni, who earned a …”
TAGS: Inmar Givoni, inspiring woman, computer science, U of T


The Globe and Mail
“Mental health in the workplace is Canada is real. Each week, 500,000 individuals are unable to work due to a mental health issue. In the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, which generates 20 per cent of Canada’s GDP, half the work force has experienced a mental health challenge. As mental health …”
TAGS: mental health, workplace, Awareness


Toronto Star
““The way (police) did it, they submitted a sample of the DNA at one of the locations and they were able to find relatives of that individual,” explained Timothy Caulfield, the Canada research chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta, saying the move turned family members into unwitting …”
TAGS: DNA, testing, Timothy Caulfield, privacy


“… people working with viruses,” says Jean-Simon Diallo, a molecular biologist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. “We’ve really seen a shift.”.”
TAGS: cancer research, clinical trials, Researchers, Jean-Simon Diallo


Big Think (blog)
“For a number of years, studies focused pretty much exclusively on the brain … Schlossmacher, a physician at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.”
TAGS: Parkinson`s, cause, gastrointestinal tract, Michael Schlossmacher


EurekAlert (press release)
“Nine new species of these clandestine bees have been found hiding in collections and museums across North America by York University PhD … “
TAGS: stealthy cuckoo bees, new species , Thomas Onuferko


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“TORONTO, May 8, 2018 /CNW/ – Today, Ascensia Diabetes Care announced the launch of its upgraded CONTOUR®DIABETES app in Canada, …”
TAGS: Max Domi, Ascensia Diabetes Care Canada Inc., diabetes, CONTOUR®DIABETES app


EurekAlert (press release)
“These cells propagated extensively and shared key molecular and functional properties with skeletal muscle stem cells. … ECOR postdoctoral fellowships, an EMBO long-term fellowship, the NIH, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Stem Cell Network, …”
TAGS: Cellular reprogramming, promotes muscle regeneration, stem cell, Research