Daily Media Digest September 11, 2018

“A local agency is about to get a cash infusion from the federal government. The parliamentary secretary to the minister of Families, Children and Social …”
TAGS: federal funding, homelessness, prevention, patients


“The program is directed by Dr. Cheryl Forchuck, a researcher at Western university and an assistant director at the Lawson Health Research Institute.”
TAGS: federal funding, homelessness, prevention, patients


Folio – University of Alberta
“After undergoing successful heart surgery when she was 12, Grace Fisher took part in a learning session with a nurse as part of a research program to …”
TAGS: pediatric, Health Research, donation


“Basically, this is what we’ve seen with the growing opioid crisis: take too much and you die. A report released in May by Alberta Health Services found …”
TAGS: cannabis, opioid crisis, overdose


The Globe and Mail
““Decriminalization is not a silver bullet,” federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said at last week’s Opioid Symposium in Toronto.”
TAGS: opioid crisis, decriminalization


“… patients in remission relapse, concludes groundbreaking work by the Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute (SCCRI) at McMaster University.”
TAGS: cancer, treatment


CTV News
“The focus has been on what’s called anti-tumor T cells but researchers at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute are examining how to unleash the …”
TAGS: research, cancer treatment, immunotherapy


CTV News
“Proceeds from the CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery are used to purchase equipment, conduct research and improve the pediatric nature of CHEO.”
TAGS: CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery, charity


The Globe and Mail
“The role of Aboriginal health navigators such as Mr. Benoit is to help patients get through these hurdles. Mr. Benoit, who is Qalipu Mi’kmaq, originally …”
TAGS: Indigenous, patients, cancer, health care


Toronto Star
“Kirk said a coalition of organizations including Diabetes Canada and the Childhood Obesity Foundation are calling on government to implement a …”
TAGS: national food program, schools


Edmonton Sun
“The first summit on Jordan’s Principle — a principle that seeks to ensure First Nations children receive equitable access to all government services — is set to be held in Winnipeg later this week.”
TAGS: Indigenous, children, access to services