Daily Media Digest October 8, 2019

For homeless people struggling with mental illness, housing can make a world of difference: Canadian study
CTV News
“[…] Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulous, with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), who was launching a study dubbed At Home/Chez Soi, which looked at the long term effects of a housing-first approach for adults struggling with both mental illness and homelessness.”
TAGS: community health, mental health,

Giving blood pressure and other essential medicines free improves health, trial shows
“”We partly did this study because we were so concerned about what was happening to our patients here who couldn’t afford medications,” Persaud said. […]”
TAGS: community health, medicines,

No ‘cookie cutter solution’ for opioid users seeking help, physician says
“Addicts trying to get into rehab in Ontario have to fill out a complicated assessment for coverage “
TAGS: opioid epidemic, addiction care , mental health

Dr. Freda Miller wins 2019 Till & McCulloch Award
“Dr. Freda Miller has been named winner of the 2019 Till & McCulloch Award for a new research discovery in tissue repair and regeneration that holds potential for future therapies. “
TAGS: innovative health research, stem cell