Daily Media Digest November 14, 2017

““Big data – local impact – healthy lives”: Building a Canadian Indigenous and African health informatics research and innovation platform,” led by …”
TAGS: U of T, public health issues, Connaught Fund


Medical Xpress
“Why did Quebec researchers lead a study exploring a public-health issue that mainly … Among the pilot study’s 29 participants, 14 were indigenous.”
TAGS: benzene, pregnancy, pilot study


The Michener Institute
“Sam Gennidakis, a Respiratory Therapy student at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, decided to change careers to become a respiratory …”
TAGS: The Michener Insitute of Education at UHN, Student Award, healthcare


National Post
“In a statement , Gates says men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer’s. He says he’s hopeful that in time Alzheimer’s could be a chronic condition …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s Disease, Bill Gates


Vancouver Sun (blog)
“FILE PHOTO – Dr. Howard Feldman – an affiliate faculty member in the department of neurology at the University of B.C. who is Dean of Alzheimer’s …”
TAGS: Dementia drink disappoints, Alzheimer’s Disease


The Kingston Whig-Standard
“… nipple-monitoring device in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Kingston General Hospital. … for clinicians, and greater peace of mind for parents,” said Roger Deeley, vice-dean of research in the …”
TAGS: Researchers to study feeding difficulties in high-risk newborns, Kingston General Hospital


“The Vector Institute is located within the MaRS Discovery District, allowing it to maintain strong connections with the University Health Network and …”
TAGS: U of T, Vector Institute researchers


“This year, a team of biomedical and electrical engineers from McMaster University won for their handheld device, the sKan, which diagnoses .”
TAGS: international James Dyson Award, McMaster University


Edmonton Journal
“At the gala, Dave Prowten, Canada’s JDRF president and CEO, told me Type 1 diabetes is an expensive disease, with costs for insulin, blood test …”
TAGS: JDRF, Gala, Dave Prowten


CTV News
“Erie Shores HealthCare is getting recognition from Cancer Care Ontario for exceeding the provincial annual improvement targets as the ‘top …”
TAGS: Erie Shores HealthCare , top performer, surgical wait times


“Members of Canada’s Stem Cell Network have called for the country to re-examine its laws banning genome editing research on the human germline.”
TAGS: Stem Cell Network, genome editing, germline


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“14, 2017 /CNW/ – Pfizer Canada announced that Health Canada has … sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for …”
TAGS: Pfizer Canada, Health Canada approval, XALKORI®