Daily Media Digest November 3, 2017

“Vancouver Coastal Health is warning drug users to look out for a drug described as a green-coloured opiate after a rash of non-fatal overdoses in the …”
TAGS: opioid crisis, Vancouver Coast Health


“Flu season is underway in the province and new numbers from Alberta Health Services reveal the virus is hitting Calgary particularly hard. There have …”
TAGS: influenza, flu season, Alberta Health Services


“Alzheimer’s disease involves the destruction of brain tissue, and as such, many have suspected it’s a condition that begins in the brain. A new study …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s research, UBC


Allentown Morning Call
“St. Luke’s University Health Network administrators celebrated the opening of a cancer center on its Monroe campus Thursday. The $22 million …”
TAGS: Cancer centre, University Health Network


“A new drug test developed at McMaster University could play a part combating the opioid crisis by more quickly and accurately identifying drugs such …”
TAGS: opioid crisis, McMaster University


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“This series of events across Canada will connect Indigenous organizations, government partners, health care providers, and community leaders as …”
TAGS: Indigenous health, AIDS Awareness


Excalibur Online
“Most of the CIHR-funded multi-year project’s work was performed by a team of health professionals, to synthesize the best available research through …”
TAGS: ebola virus, international guidelines, York University, CIHR


UCalgary News
“Her current research promotes mental health and well-being for children and families. She is currently serving as vice-president of the Canadian …”
TAGS: addiction, drug crisis, science-based response


Western Producer
“Canadians living in rural communities are more likely to have poorer health … Most of the research that’s been done around how communities are …”
TAGS: rural and northern health, rural Canadians


“Warning signs for Alzheimer’s disease can begin in the brain decades … of Alzheimer’s Disease at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute at …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s, Douglas Mental Health University Institute


Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
“Applications are now open for MSFHR’s 2018 Scholar competition. Each award provides salary support for up to five years, helping Scholars protect time to conduct research and expand their potential to make significant contributions to their field. The letter of intent deadline is December 1, 2017, with full applications due by February 2, 2018.”
TAGS: MSFHR Scholar Program