Daily Media Digest November 27, 2019

HIV: overwhelming the enemy from the start

Institut de recherches cliniques
“At the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), scientists Éric A. Cohen and Tram NQ Pham have recently […]”
TAGS: HIV, vaccine development, viral infection

Reducing Falls In Seniors. A New Study at Arthritis Research Canada.

Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Each year, 30 percent of seniors have at least one fall — half of whom fall more than once. In fact, nine out of 10 […]”
TAGS: arthritis, senior health, aging population

USask leads study into PTSD service dogs and veterans’ substance abuse recovery
USask News
“Learning how psychiatric service dogs can help veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recover from problematic alcohol and drug use […]”
TAGS: PTSD, veteran health, substance abuse, animal-assisted intervention

Experimental drug would be first to reverse decline of Alzheimer’s
The Daily Scan
“He’s cautiously optimistic about the revival of aducanumab and is eager to hear details of the new analysis, which Biogen plans to share at the Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) Congress in early December.”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s disease, aducanumab, innovative treatments

Opioid disorder course, offered by CAMH, targets fourth-year U of T pharmacy students throughout …

“Emma Koivu doesn’t need to read about the opioid crisis in textbooks or hear about it on the news to understand the severity. The University of Toronto …identified a way to thwart HIV infection at […]”
TAGS: opioid, substance abuse, opioid disorder courses

U of A research shows implementing sugar tax would improve Canadian health outcomes

The Gateway Online
“University of Alberta research has shown that implementing a sugar tax would … The study, which will be published next year, was led by U of A master’s […] a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks could greatly improve Canadian health.”
TAGS: sugar tax, diabetes, stroke, obesity

Lakehead researcher wins award for breast imaging medical device (2 images)

“The technology is now being tested by Radialis Medical, a joint venture of Lakehead University and the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute […]”
TAGS: breast cancer, imagining techniques, innovative technology