Daily Media Digest November 21, 2019

Research Canada Recognizes Three Champions of Health Research Advocacy
HRI Portal
“Research Canada is pleased to announce three winners of the 2019 Leadership in Advocacy Award: Dr. Roderick McInnes, Director of the Lady Davis Institute and Professor of Genetics and Biochemistry at McGill University, Dr. Ryan Wiley, President of Shift Health, Assistant Professor at McMaster University, Past Chair and Policy Advisor to the Board of Research Canada, and Science & Policy Exchange, a non-profit organization based in Montreal.”
TAGS: Research Canada, champions in health research advocacy, Leadership in Advocacy Award

Sudbury doctor trying to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the operating room

“Dr. Sanjiv Mathur, an anesthesiologist at Health Sciences North, said he’s encouraging hospitals to adopt the gas sevoflurane into their practices.”
TAGS: greenhouse gas emission, climate change

New Sunnybrook brain centre will mean ‘better outcomes for patients’

““For them to try and navigate the health-care system is difficult in general. At the brain sciences centre, we’re going to have these programs that are […]”
TAGS: brain science centre, research and treatment

Ontario teen’s vaping injury consistent with ‘popcorn lung,’ study suggests

“[…] according to a study published Thursday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study suggests the teen’s condition is more in line with […]”
TAGS: vaping, lunch health, popcorn lung, EVALI

the MUHC unique approach combining immunology and respiratory expertise for children and adults
“The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a proud member of the Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance […]”
TAGS: immunology, respiratory health, genetic disorders

As superbugs grow stronger, Nova Scotia health experts encourage judicious use of antibiotics

“As superbugs grow in strength and number, Nova Scotia health […] an infectious disease physician with the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA).”
TAGS: superbugs, infectious disease, preventative measures

Daily cannabis use lowers odds of illicit opioid use for pain

“A new study published by the University of British Columbia indicates cannabis may be safer and have more benefits than illegal opioid drugs.”
TAGS: cannabis, opioid, pain management

Canadian children not doing as well as country believes: survey

CTV News
“The poll was conducted Ipsos on behalf of Children First Canada and its partners, Children’s Healthcare Canada and the IWK Health Centre.”
TAGS: child and youth health, mental health, children’s well-being