Daily Media Digest October 28, 2019

Scientists Identify New Signposts in Blood and Urine to Reflect What We Eat and Drink

Lab Manager Magazine
Researchers at McMaster University have identified several chemical … the Departments of Medicine, and Health Research, Evidence, and Impact.
TAGS: nutritional research, chemical signature identification, diet and nutrition

Perception of brain health and aging needs change

Winnipeg Free Press
“Nearly 600,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia and this number is growing. It’s important to challenge the belief that […]”
TAGS: dementia, Alzheimber’s disease, aging population

Concordia students use synthetic biology to tackle the opioid crisis

Concordia University News
“Between January 2016 and March 2019, more than 12,800 opioid-related deaths occurred in Canada. In response to the ongoing crisis, Concordia’s […]”
TAGS: opioid crisis, innovative technologies, early warning

Placebos could save lives and health care dollars: so why can’t mainstream medicine put them to …

The Globe and Mail
“Brain stimulation is one of the most promising new treatments for mental illness. But when researchers […]”
TAGS: placebo treatment, treatment efficacy

Toronto Memory Program studying eye scan test for Alzheimer’s

“However, diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease with an eye scan has not been feasible until recently. Now, advances in retinal imaging techniques […]”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s disease, diagnostic technology, eye scan

Clearing the haze on vaping

St. Albert Today
“There’s a lot we don’t know about vaping, says an Alberta Health Services researcher, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk to our kids about why they […]
TAGS: vaping, lung health, youth health

University of Ottawa creates new way to restore cardiac function

“University of Ottawa creates new way to restore cardiac function […] Scientists at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) have developed a new […]”
TAGS: heart health, innovative treatments, cardiac damage

2 adorable puppies joining BC’s cutting edge superbug hunting team

“British Columbia’s superbug hunting K9 team is doubling in size. Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is adding two new dogs to its K9 Scent Detection […]”
TAGS: canine detection, disease prevention, superbugs