Daily Media Digest November 1, 2019

Opioid prescription significantly increasing risk of addiction in men, study finds
CTV News
“Campbell is part of a study by researchers at Western University and the Lawson Health Research Institute looking at opioid use in men – specifically […]”

Pharmacy researcher: One dose does not fit all dialysis patients

UM Today (press release)
“Dr. Sheryl Zelenitsky, professor and researcher in the College of Pharmacy at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, recently received an Allied Health […]”

McMaster study finds high-intensity exercise improves memory in seniors
“A new study suggests intense, heart-pumping workouts can improve memory in older adults. Researchers at McMaster University […]”

Research group recommends medical grade heroin for severe addicts

Drug & Alcohol Testing Association of Canada (DATAC) (blog)
“A research group in Vancouver has recommended health-care providers offer […] the high numbers of opioid-related overdoses and deaths in Canada. […] the principal investigator of the study, said the published guideline includes the […]”

Canada’s first napping studio offers mid-day snoozes for $10
CTV News
“[…] agree that 20 minutes of sleep during the day is good for your health. But napping during work hours hasn’t quite punctured Canadian office […] that napping can help solve, says Dr. Charles Samuels, medical director for the […] Alger, a sleep research scientist at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.”