Daily Media Digest November 30, 2017

McGill Reporter
“An estimated 1 million cases of tuberculosis (TB) disease occur in children in any given year, killing as many as 210,000 – a staggering number one team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has taken steps to solve. Dr. Madhukar Pai, Associate Director at the …”
TAGS: projects, improving women and children’s lives, McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC)


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“… as a global centre of excellence in science, research and innovation. … but will advance health-related innovations to keep Canadians, on Earth, …”
TAGS: Canadian astronaut , David Saint-Jacques, research in space, healthier Canadians


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“29, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Almost $100,000 was raised on November 16 during the fourth benefit event organized by the Montreal Heart Institute …”
TAGS: Heart Beat benefit event, Emerging leaders


Montreal Gazette
““It’s a unique medication without a good substitute,” said Montreal Heart Institute cardiologist, Arsène Basmadjian, also president of the Quebec … “
TAGS: Quebec, heart medication


“Science Minister Kirsty Duncan gave the keynote address at a University of Toronto Scarborough conference Tuesday aimed at encouraging Grade 9 …”
TAGS: Science Minister, Kirsty Duncan, stem cell


Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
“Fuse 2018 will explore the challenges faced when using evidence, including conflicting evidence, in policy-making. Speakers from across Canada, Europe, Australia and Israel will share their experiences using research evidence”
TAGS: Fuse 2018 conference, Michael Smith Foundation


University Affairs
“… part-time academic staff and community college faculty. (This was signaled by Science Minister Kirsty Duncan at a recent science policy conference.) … “
TAGS: data, professors, salaries


Lung Disease News
“The team at Massachusetts General Hospital and Toronto’s University Health Network said scientists might be able to develop a pulmonary fibrosis treatment around the molecules, an enzyme known as ADAM10 and a protein known as sEphrin-B2. In fact, using ADAM10 to inhibit sEphrin-B2 can reduce ..”
TAGS: Lung disease, researchers discovery


Gulf Times
“Keynote speakers at this year’s event include Dr Steven Scherer, director, Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto (SickKids) and a ‘Nobel-class’ professor in autism research; Dr Lee Shulman, chief of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Northwestern University and a world-renowned expert in …”
TAGS: Sidra Medicine, global conference, genomics, Sick Kids Hospital


“Sanofi Pasteur’s Wednesday’s statement was the first time the pharmaceutical company acknowledged that Dengvaxia should not be recommended to …”
TAGS: dungue, vaccine, poses risk, sanofi


“Dozens of people living with cystic fibrosis (CF) and their supporters staged a rally at the B.C. legislature on Wednesday to plead with the province to fund what they say is a life changing-drug. The drug, called Orkambi, costs about $250,000 per year. It’s approved by Health Canada, but not covered as a … “
TAGS: cystic fibrosis, drugs


“Vancouver-based Indigenous HIV organization uses Aboriginal AIDS … Indigenous HIV organizations that had their funding cut by the Public Health …”
TAGS: funding cuts, Indigenous health, HIV


GlobeNewswire (press release)
“TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Resolve Digital Health Inc. (“Resolve”), a Canadian developer of intelligent medical cannabis delivery devices, has begun protocol design for a series of studies examining the safety and efficacy profiles of Resolve medical cannabis formulations …”
TAGS: Medical Cannabis, Opioid Epidemic, New Research Programs


EurekAlert (press release)
“”These bacteria have also been known to produce BMAA under the right conditions and we wanted to establish whether this could be happening in one of Canada’s largest and most important freshwater lakes.” Murch says BMAA has been associated with everything from Alzheimer’s to ALS and can …”
TAGS: neurotoxin, Lake Winnipeg, neurologcal disease


University Affairs
“Political science professors Louis Imbeau and Mathieu Ouimet of Université Laval made a similar observation in 2012 regarding political science …”
TAGS: Research, publish, language


“Auditor General Michael Ferguson says he was “surprised” to find in a recent audit that Health Canada doesn’t know whether it’s making a difference in Inuit and First Nations dental health through its service delivery programs. “I was surprised,” Ferguson told iPolitics. “I felt that the department would …”
TAGS: Indigenous health, dental programs


The Telegram
“The focus of Quality of Care NL projects is to ensure the appropriate health care across the province gets the right interventions for the right patients …”
TAGS: doctors, illness, health check,


““It really will take multiple ways to try to reduce the consumption of sugary drinks,” says Seema Nagpal, an epidemiologist with Diabetes Canada.”
TAGS: diabetes, tax sugary drinks


Dal News
“The professor of pediatrics in infectious diseases at Dalhousie Medical School and the IWK Health Centre is the winner of the Canadian Institute of Child … and editor of the journal for 20 years, which was considered radical at the time for emphasizing knowledge translation — the movement of research into practical use.”
TAGS: child health, Dalhousie University


Calgary Herald
“In fact, Crohn’s disease has almost doubled in Canadian children under 10 over the last 20 years or so. Fortunately, over …. What’s Up, Doc? is a medical column that covers the most interesting doctors, health researchers, and health-care issues or innovations in Canada and in our wider global community. If you’d like to …”
TAGS: Crohn’s disease, CALM Study, IBD


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“SHENZHEN, China and TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2017 /CNW/ – BGI and the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, part of Sinai Health System, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining their intention to collaborate on the development a genomics-based diagnostic test for the early …”
TAGS: preterm birth, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Ontario Genomics