Daily Media Digest November 4, 2019

Toronto researchers push to eliminate Daylight Saving Time, switch permanently to Standard Time
“York University biology professor Patricia Lakin-Thomas feels like British Columbia is on the right track by introducing new legislation that would […]”
TAGS: Daylight savings, mental health, circadian rhythm

Cannabis isn’t a proven treatment for mental health disorders, but experts say it shouldn’t be ruled out
“[…] and these products,” said Dr. Peter Selby, chief of medicine in the psychiatry division of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.”
TAGS: mental health, cannabis, treatment options

New Study Looks To Understand The Reality Of Liver Disease In Manitoba

“With such a staggering number, the University of Manitoba Department of Internal Medicine’s Section of Hepatology is undertaking a five-year study to […]”
TAGS: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, NAFLD

Alberta Health Services moving to digital record keeping

CTV News
“Alberta Health Services will be launching Connect Care, which will be a new system that will house all AHS medical records, prescriptions and care […]”
TAGS: community health, healthcare innovation, medical records

Hospital renal program achieves reduced patient wait time
“Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre says its renal program has achieved significant success in reducing wait times for […]”
TAGS: renal program, reduced wait time, innovative care

Doctors no better on colon cancer test uptake than public, study says

The London Free Press
“[…] said study co-author Dr. Amit Garg, a Western University professor and scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute, the research arm of London […]”
TAGS: healthcare, colorectal cancer, early diagnosis

What a Liberal minority government means for healthcare
Ubyssey Online
“Dr. Michael Law, a UBC associate professor and the Canada research chair for Access to Medicines, noted that this sum merely lays the “groundwork” […]”
TAGS: healthcare, community health, healthcare funding

Deloitte research reveals significant return on investment for workplace mental health programs
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“First-of-its-kind Canadian research has found that positive returns on investment (ROI) of workplace mental health initiatives are within […]”
TAGS: Mental health, employee wellness