Daily Media Digest November 29, 2017

“The study was funded by the Hamilton Academic Health Sciences Organization. Principal investigators on the study included Eileen Hutton, assistant dean of midwifery, and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at McMaster and Katherine Morrison, associate professor of pediatrics, and co-director of …”
TAGS: Antibiotics, kills healthy gut bacteria in babies


Digital Journal
“HALIFAX, Nova Scotia–(Business Wire)–Appili Therapeutics Inc. (the “Company” or “Appili”), an anti-infective drug development company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian C. Mortimer to its Board of Directors. Mr. Mortimer is a seasoned biotechnology executive with proven abilities in …”
TAGS: Appili Therapeutics, Biotech Executive, Ian C. Mortimer


The Michener Institute
“For many of the full-time students at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, clinical placements are the first opportunity they have to put the …”
TAGS: clinical coordinators, Clinical Recognition Awards , Michener Institute for Education


EurekAlert (press release)
“”This will transform the way people think about how we deliver Fecal Microbiota Transplant,” says Dr. Dina Kao, the lead author of the study, an associate professor with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and an Alberta Health Services (AHS) gastroenterologist. “Capsules have …”
TAGS: Capsule research, C. difficile treatment, Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT), Gut health


CTV News
“Dr. Marla Shapiro stressed that iGAS isn’t spread through the air, such as when someone coughs or sneezes. Instead, it’s typically transmitted through …”
TAGS: Strep A outbreak, Ontario, Dr. Marla Shapiro


“Three months after an expense scandal that brought down the top two executives at the IWK Health Centre, Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservatives …”
TAGS: Govt seats, IWK Health Centre


“Milder winters appear to have resulted in physical changes in two species of mice in southern Quebec, in what the lead researcher from McGill ..”
TAGS: rodent , Research, climate change


“Fobister wants the two governments to fund a centre specifically designed to deal with mercury-related health problems in his First Nation. Ontario’s Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister David Zimmer will also attend Wednesday’s meeting with Philpott and the two First Nations. A statement …”
TAGS: Ottawa, health facility, Mercury poisoning


“… an increased risk of death and complications, according to research published by a University of Toronto graduate student and medical resident.”
TAGS: U of T, hip surgery


CTV News
“Nearly six per cent of new cancers diagnosed worldwide in 2012 — some 800,000 cases — were caused by diabetes and excess weight, according to a study published Tuesday. Among the 12 types of cancer examined, the percentage of cases chalked up to these factors was as high as a third, … “
TAGS: Diabetes, obesity, cancer