Daily Media Digest November 6, 2019

Researchers identify improved avenues to train plastic surgeons in microsurgery
McGill Newsroom
“[…] and Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program Director at the McGill University Health Centre, puts forward the notion that non-biologic […]”
TAGS: medical training, innovative technique, microsurgery

Cannabis may be helping some Canadians cope with PTSD symptoms: study

CTV News
“Her research was the first to track the relationship between PTSD, cannabis use and “severe mental health outcomes” among the average Canadian […]”
TAGS: post-traumatic stress, cannabis, mental health

New stem cell technology gives high-risk leukemia patients second chance at life
HRI Portal
“Positive results from a recent clinical trial show that a Canadian-made stem cell innovation could reduce risks and improve outcomes of cord blood stem cell transplantation for patients with leukemia and lymphoma.”
TAGS: stem cell, cancer, innovative treatment

Innovative HIV Testing in Indigenous Communities Leads Way to Global Targets
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Indigenous peoples comprise 20.1% of those new HIV cases. […] from an Indigenous worldview and advances self-determination to address health […]
TAGS: HIV, community health, diagnostic testing

Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation and Memorial University to collaborate in advancing …

Canada NewsWire (press release)
“The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), powered by Baycrest, and Memorial University […]”
TAGS: aging, brain health, dementia