Daily Media Digest October 17, 2019

Towards an ‘artificial pancreas’: new technology holds promise for diabetes patients
Technology like this is a “rapidly emerging area of care,” according to Seema Nagpal, vice-president of science and policy for Diabetes Canada.

Myeloma Canada Launches Award-Winning Myeloma Monitor for Shared Decision-Making
Canada NewsWire (press release)
Application Empowers Patients in Managing and Taking Control of their Disease. MONTREAL, Oct. 16, 2019 /CNW/ – Myeloma Canada is proud to …

Opioid prescriptions dropping in some provinces, report says
About eight per cent fewer people in Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia were prescribed opioids in 2018 than in 2013, an encouraging …

Our Hearts At Home Cardiovascular Campaign Launches with Goal to Bring Life-Saving …
Net Newsledger
Northwestern Ontario is a region where a large percentage of the population faces serious medical issues … Having local access to cardiovascular surgery services is critical to save both lives and limbs.

OPINION | Scientists Need to Demand Better Antibody Validation
The Scientist
Ill-defined antibodies contribute significantly to a lack of reproducibility in important research efforts including preclinical studies, …

Carleton Tackles Tough Issues at Psychology Mental Health Day
Carleton Newsroom (press release)
“We can help people understand that no one should be walking alone,” said Michaud, “that we are all related and that we all have a responsibility to one another.”