Daily Media Digest October 23, 2018

“Health care professionals from the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Care Group joined colleagues from around the ..”
TAGS: World Stroke Congress, health care


The Globe and Mail
“As the population ages, a number of apps aimed at improving the lives of people living with dementia or Alzheimer’s are now available. According to …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, technology, apps


Burnaby Now
“Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott said in a statement last Friday she is deeply concerned by the loss of young lives in Nunavik and has …”
TAGS: Indigenous, suicide, prevention, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Jane Philpott


“Seniors left out of cannabis public health information push …. In the long-term, Watt and the hospital are starting to conduct research on possible safety …”
TAGS: cannabis, legalization, seniors, public health information


“Andrea Kwasnicki, regional director of Manitoba and Nunavut for Diabetes Canada, says “better access to effective medications, devices and supplies …”
TAGS: pharmacare, Manitoba, prescription drugs


CTV News
“While many Canadians have experienced the pain of having a loved one diagnosed with dementia, few can really comprehend what those living with …”
TAGS: Dementia, experience, public exhibit


“Western University’s newest health sciences research chair is named for Special Olympics founder Frank J. Hayden, who is also a Western alumnus”
TAGS: research chair, Health Sciences, Special Olympics, social impacts


The Globe and Mail
“The story of how Remicade became Canada’s most lucrative drug with sales topping $1.1-billion – told masterfully by Globe and Mail health reporter Kelly Grant – has many sick-making elements.”
TAGS: Big Pharma, drug prices, prescription drugs, PMPRB, André Picard


The Globe and Mail
“Thierry Bélair, press secretary to federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, said in an e-mail the office is “reviewing the Ontario government’s …”
TAGS: overdose-prevention, addiction, Ontario