Daily Media Digest September 19, 2017

“The University of Saskatchewan is celebrating Canada 150 today with a forum on health care, one of this country’s most talked about and important …”
TAGS: University of Saskatchewan, Fix Healthcare forum, Roy Romanow


“Spokespeople from Université de Montréal and Concordia University both confirmed that the institutions were monitoring the situation closely and …”
TAGS: fentanyl preparation, McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC), Concordia University


“For many people, World Alzheimer’s Day, which takes place on Sept. 21, passes by with little fanfare. It’s just one more awareness day on the long and …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s, Canada


“Parkinson’s Canada is a non-profit organization that relies on fundraisers … Arlan Mendiola Parkinson’s Canada Manitoba Event Coordinator for the …”
TAGS: Parkinson Canada, SuperWalk


The Fulcrum
“On September 8, 2017, minister of science Kirsty Duncan announced that the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) 2017 …”
TAGS: Kirsty Duncan, support for students, fundamental research


University Affairs
“The recently completed review of Canada’s science funding framework, commissioned by federal Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan, can be …”
TAGS: science research, Naylor report, Innovation


McGill Tribune
“Various stakeholders—including chief scientists, Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, and Prime Minister Justin …”
TAGS: McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC), Facebook AI Research


Markets Insider
“… William Martin, Lenny Moise), UMASS Medical School (Celia Schiffer), Protein Sciences, recently acquired by Sanofi Pasteur (Indresh Srivastava), …”
TAGS: vaccine, immune engineering


CTV News
“In the study released Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, the researchers say they looked at 287 pairs of mothers and children …”
TAGS: fluoride study, Linked to low IQ, U of T, McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC)


Windsor Star
“He has the story of Taite Boomer, a University of Alberta business student who died of a brain tumour at age 20 in 2012. The research by Rodzinka …”
TAGS: Brain tumor, Windsor Cancer Research Group


Winnipeg Free Press
“”Those living with mental health and addictions challenges, their family … the provision of mental-health services and supports for Indigenous people?”
TAGS: Manitoba, mental health, online survey


Toronto Life
“CAMH’s new Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics opened this fall with the goal of deploying the science to diagnose and treat mental illness. Staff will …”
TAGS: CAMH, Krembil Centre, Neuroinformatics, brain modelling


CTV News
“A new study has found more than 7,200 medical devices were recalled in Canada between 2005 and 2014, ranging from hospital beds to major joint …”
TAGS: medical device safety, Canada


Winnipeg Free Press
“Ottawa is expected to pump $1.5 million over the next year into the first comprehensive diabetes-treatment program for foot care on Manitoba First …”
TAGS: diabetes-treatment program for foot care, Manitoba First Nations, Indigenous health


Marketwired (press release)
“TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – September 18, 2017) – The JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes, presented by Sun Life Financial, is a unique …”
TAGS: JDRF, diabetes research


Canada NewsWire (press release
“Launched in Canada in 2010, the BestLifeRewarded® national platform brings the benefits of multiple health behaviour change models together to create the …”
TAGS: research initiative, healthy behavior, BestLifeRewarded


“Research suggest neonics can affect reproduction, growth and movement for these … Gue said even if Health Canada decides next year to ban imidacloprid that …”
TAGS: impact of pesticides on birds, bees, international scientists meet Parliamentarians, neonicotinoid pesticides