Daily Media Digest November 29, 2019

Overcoming resistance
“All too often, individuals with cancer hear the term “drug resistance” – when cancer cells acquire the ability to survive and grow in the presence of drugs designed to kill them.”
TAGS: drug resistance, innovative treatments, cancer

Scientific advance delves deeper into cancer than ever before
BC Cancer
“BC Cancer scientists, in partnership with the University of British Columbia, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Microsoft, have developed a new method for analyzing cancer tissue, allowing them to learn more about cancer than previously possible.”
TAGS: cancer, tissue analysis, genomics

Long-term research studies impact the treatment of type 1 diabetes worldwide
Lawson Research
“Findings from the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) and Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC) studies have changed the way type 1 diabetes is treated worldwide.”
TAGS: diabetes research, long-term study, type 1 diabetes treatment

Even infants at low risk of peanut allergy should eat peanut early
UM Today (press release)
“The research was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical […] the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba and a […]”
TAGS: allergies, children and youth health, developmental period

Sunnybrook senior scientist among most highly cited researchers of 2019

Sunnybrook Hospital
“Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre homepage. […] Sunnybrook senior scientist among most highly cited researchers of 2019. November […]”
TAGS: research, innovation

‘Lives depend on it:’ U of S leading national study on psychiatric service dogs for PTSD, substance …

Prince Albert Daily Herald
“Health Canada awarded Dell $850,000—she’s a U of S sociology professor focusing on addictions and […] According to a Veteran Affairs Canada study, psychiatric service dogs for PTSD will wake the veteran from a nightmare and […]”
TAGS: psychiatric service dogs, PTSD, veteran health

New research suggests daily cannabis use could be effective alternative to opioids for chronic pain

The Globe and Mail
“Don Durban has been using opioids for years to cope with chronic pain in his feet from diabetic swelling. He also once sought out the drugs to help […]”
TAGS: cannabis, opioid crisis, chronic pain