Daily Media Digest October 18, 2019

Study considers whether yoga could help reduce youth homelessness
CTV News
Could a unique type of yoga help reduce the risk of homelessness in youth? That is the focus of a new study at the Lawson Health Research Institute.

Targeted Therapy Could Help Children With Deadly Nerve Cancer
Technology Networks
Mount Sinai researchers have identified a targeted therapy for adolescent patients with neuroblastoma, a deadly pediatric nerve cancer, who would …

Memorial University study looks to help former cancer patients improve their sleep
SaltWire Network
A new study focusing on sleeplessness and memory in the post-treatment phase for cancer survivors and those in remission is the biggest of its kind globally and happening at Memorial University in St. John’s.

Science achieves little if it stays in the lab
University Health Network
“All new knowledge is valuable – and that which can be translated into helping people and communities demands rapid uptake and demonstration,” Dr. Kevin Smith, UHN President & CEO, told the crowd.

Health care has been the elephant in the room on the federal election campaign trail
Health has been the elephant in the room at a time when Canada faces an increasingly deadly opioid crisis, an aging population and hallway medicine.

The disability tax credit was an explosive issue for the Liberals. Will the next government fix it?
“The disability tax credit continues to be way too challenging for many Canadians with disabilities, including diabetes, to access,” Hanson said.

Renowned USask scientist awarded international innovation prize
The Battlefords News-Optimist
Leon Kochian, Canada Excellence Research Chair at the University of Saskatchewan, has won the 2019 Arrell Global Food Innovation Award for …

Championing mental health through trailblazing research
As Canada’s leading mental health research facility, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) aims to inspire hope through discovery.