Daily Media Digest November 21, 2017

“The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal: Developing a test to improve diagnosis of tuberculosis in children in Malawi, The Gambia. McGill University, Montreal: Using iPad technology to improve communication between nurses and rural community health workers working …”
TAGS: child health, malaria, innovation


EurekAlert (press release)
“Now, researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University have proven it is possible to increase or decrease our enjoyment of music, and our craving for … The Montreal Neurological Hospital is part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre.”
TAGS: study, Music, Montreal Neurological Institute, Hospital of McGill University


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“That is why the Government of Canada is investing in research that improves the health of children so that they can grow into healthy adults who go on to … CIHR has also recently launched a process to create an Indigenous component of HeLTI in Canada in consultation with Indigenous communities.”
TAGS: Government of Canada investment, child health research


Sault Star
““So, if you’re in downtown Toronto, you can probably get to a dietitian or diabetes educator who can advise you about your risk and help you get going on a lifestyle program … Those resources are so much less available in the North,” says Dr. Janet Hux, Canadian Diabetes Association chief scientific …”
TAGS: diabetes


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Canada has been a world leader in biomedical research, but Canadians do not have all the safe and effective treatments they need for even the most prevalent diseases today. Many research breakthroughs do not make it into our clinics—it is difficult to accurately translate discoveries from lab animals to …”
TAGS: science, innovation, ethics


“Standing in the way of Canadian scientists is a section of Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act, a set of laws forged in the aftermath of advancements in stem cell research, the Human Genome Project and Dolly the Sheep, as the public worried about scenarios like human cloning. The law makes …”
TAGS: genetic engineering, science


“The research, from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, involved researchers from across the country, including Dr. Neil Bell from the University of Alberta and James Dickinson from the University of Calgary. Researchers found that annual checkups “should not be a regular activity” for …”
TAGS: annual checkup, harmful to healthy people


Edmonton Journal
“The new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years — developed by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the CHEO Research Institute, the faculty of physical education and recreation at the University of Alberta, the … “
TAGS: Research, screen time, harming development in young children


EurekAlert (press release)
“20, 2017 – Cerveau Technologies, Inc. and Enigma Biomedical Group, Inc., today announced an agreement with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Ontario to support multiple projects over the next several years. These research projects are for studies of an early stage …”
TAGS: Cerveau Technologies, Inc, Enigma Biomedical Group, CAMH, Alzheimer’s