Daily Media Digest November 28, 2017

Canada NewsWire (press release)
“OTTAWA, Nov. 27, 2017 /CNW/ – Canadian Pacific (CP), through its partnership with the CFL and the Touchdowns for Heart campaign, has shown tremendous support for cardiac care across the country. This year, funds raised through both the CP Touchdowns for Heart and Beautiful Hearts campaigns …”
TAGS: University of Ottawa Heart Institute, CP has heart, partnership, cardiac care


Ottawa Citizen
“The apartment, located inside Ottawa’s Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, is a living laboratory that comes equipped with technology that gathers information …”
TAGS: Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, aging, smart apartment


“The strips were part of a study conducted by Vancouver Coastal Health last year at Insite, a supervised injection site in Vancouver. At the time, officials say they found that about 80 per cent of the drugs tested contained fentanyl, and that people were less likely to overdose after getting their drugs …”
TAGS: opioid crisis, fentanyl strips


Cape Breton Post
“Michelle Jetha, assistant professor of psychology at CBU, has been awarded the funding, which comes from the Canadian Foundation of Innovation, the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust, and CBU will help pay for equipment and renovations for the new Developmental Social Neuroscience …”
TAGS: Cape Breton, mental health research, funding


Edmonton Journal
“A staggering increase in mental health assessments being ordered by Alberta courts is stretching the capacity of the province’s health authority, according to an Alberta Health Services executive director. The number of psychological assessments that Alberta judges order for those accused or convicted …”
TAGS: mental health assessments, Alberta Health Services


Daily Mail
“This high chance of developing the disease means scientists can justify …. For now, the team from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto is …”
TAGS: Dementia, Alzheimer’s


Medical Xpress
“… Sheldon M. Singh, MD, Cardiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Assistant Professor of Cardiology/Electrophysiology at Sunnybrook …”
TAGS: atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular care


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“MONTREAL and TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2017 /CNW/ – KalGene Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced the closing of a Series A financing to support the …”
TAGS: KalGene Pharmaceuticals, Alzheimer’s Therapeutic


UCalgary News
“Kent Hehr, minister of sport and persons with disabilities, on behalf of Kirsty Duncan, minister of science, announced more than $29 million to 18 …”
TAGS: University of Calgary, NSERC Program, Collaborative Research and Training Experience


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“PODS was co-developed by patients, caregivers and health care providers at the University Health Network’s OpenLab – a design and innovation group dedicated to finding creative health care solutions. PODS creates a discharge summary that uses plain language, large fonts, pictures and images to ..”
TAGS: UHN, OpenLab


“Shi-Joon Yoo, MD, PhD, cardiac radiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children and professor of Medical Imaging and … Research institutes, medical schools and device manufacturers can go to Stratasys Direct Manufacturing to …”
TAGS: BioMimics, GrabCAD Voxel Print, medical device


McGill Reporter
““I would like to thank the Government of Canada, NSERC and our industrial partners for this significant investment in McGill’s innovation and excellence in the field of cognitive neuroscience,” said Martha Crago, McGill’s Vice-Principal of Research and Innovation. “The CREATE program enables an …”
TAGS: Caroline Palmer, McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC), NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience


National Post
“But lingering feelings of neglect such as Bowley’s are the focus of fascinating new research that adds a novel twist to discussion of medical error and patient safety. Psychologists at the University of Regina are scrutinizing the health-care system for signs of what they call “institutional betrayal”: a failure of …”
TAGS: healthcare system, Study


Edmonton Journal
“New University of Alberta research suggests a gut microbe link may one day lead to prevention of childhood asthma. Hand-Out / THE LUNG … switch in asthma occurs.” The study, funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research and AllerGen, has been published in European Respiratory Journal.”
TAGS: gut mocrobe, asthma, children’s health


Edmonton Journal
“Physicists at the University of Alberta are hoping to emulate the success of their artificial intelligence studying counterparts in establishing the city and …”
TAGS: Alberta, quantum nanotechnology, research hub