Daily Media Digest November 22, 2017

The Suburban Newspaper
“Liane Beaudette, a clinical research nurse coordinator at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), agreed. While this mother of two has children who have no allergies, she’s working with two doctors who are allergists and hematologists to find solutions to desensitize …”
TAGS: food, allergies, McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC)


Saskatoon StarPhoenix
“The Saskatchewan Party government reversed a budget decision and gave an additional $20 million to the University of Saskatchewan’s cash-strapped medical school after receiving the institution’s annual financial statements, which included a request for more money. Prior to that decision, the College …”
TAGS: college of medicine, funding cut reversed


Vancouver Courier
“The guest speakers from Vancouver Coastal Health include medical health officer Dr. Reka Gustafson, Sally Kupp, a clinical educator in illicit drug … “
TAGS: Fentanyl forum, youth, Vancouver Coast Health


“According to numbers from Vancouver Coastal Health, 4,981 people injected the drug at the Insite facility in 2005. By 2016, that number soared to …”
TAGS: crystal meth, opioid crisis


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“With Dominique Anglade, Deputy Premier of Québec and Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, and Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services, in attendance, a new video highlighting the appeal of the sector was launched before 150 partners and key players from the LSHT …”
TAGS: Life Sciences and Health Technologies (LSHT), Quebec


“Ashlee J. Howarth is an assistant professor of chemistry at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. … Omar K. Farha is an associate professor of chemistry at Northwestern University and a distinguished adjunct professor in the department of chemistry at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, …”
TAGS: metal-organic frameworks, chemistry, Concordia University


Ubyssey Online
“Alzheimer’s disease has been previously thought to be isolated to the brain, but new research from UBC suggests that the whole body is involved in …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s , whole body involved, Research, UBC


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“The product monograph update for Victoza® reflects the Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines and is supported by results from the LEADER trial, which examined the long-term effects of Victoza® in patients with type 2 diabetes and established CVD. In the LEADER trial, Victoza® …”
TAGS: Victoza®, cardiovascular death, Type 2 diabetes


Montreal Gazette
“When he was hired to lead the University of Vermont Medical Centre in 2014, the organization was still recovering from a hospital-construction scandal. In 1999 … Under Deschamps’s tenure, the financial situation of the University of Vermont Health Network and its subsidiaries has improved steadily.”
TAGS: Mayo Clinic surgery chief, MUHC, Claude Deschamps


“The Ottawa Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Rule, developed at the University of Ottawa (Canada), Université Laval (Canada), and other institutions, …”
TAGS: Headache, Aneurysm


UCalgary News
“The clinic will also use an electronic health record and routine outcome-monitoring system, both of which have become industry standards in health care. “One of the great things about this clinic is that students have the potential to see their research findings influence ongoing clinical practices in the …”
TAGS: Cutting-edge technology, clinical psychology training


CTV News
“A leading U.S. sugar industry research group may have called off a study that linked sugar to negative health effects five decades ago, a recent review …”
TAGS: sugar, negative effects on health, Industry withheld Study


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“KidsGrief.ca builds on MyGrief.ca, an online resource for grieving adults launched by the Canadian Virtual Hospice in 2016, with funding by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. MyGrief.ca has received innovation awards from the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and the …”
TAGS: kids grief, dying, online tool


EurekAlert (press release)
“Baycrest Health Sciences is a global leader in geriatric residential living, … of Toronto, Baycrest provides excellent care for older adults combined with an … Baycrest is home to the federally and provincially-funded Canadian Centre … Founded in 1918 as the Jewish Home for Aged, Baycrest continues to …”
TAGS: chemo brain, cancer, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“ALS Canada awards $3 million for 12 new research projects to help make … the Canada Brain Research Fund (with financial support from Health Canada) is …”
TAGS: ALS, projects


The Kingston Whig-Standard
“A scientific breakthrough in cancer research has been made by Kingston resident Caitlin … academia to promote Canadian research and training, is funding Miron’s research. … “I’ve always liked to be involved in health research of some kind.”
TAGS: Research, Cancer breakthrough


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“As the only pan-Canadian health organization with a mandate to explore the … of stakeholders to advance research, policy and practice on the services and …”
TAGS: The Canadian Centre on Substance Use, new Vice President


Dal News-36 minutes ago
“Zebrafish have helped Dal researchers, Dr. Jason Berman, Nicole Melong and Dr. … a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at the IWK Health Centre and professor in the … The “Movember” campaign, now in its 10th year in Canada, has tried to …”
TAGS: zebrafish, prostate cancer, leukemia