Daily Media Digest September 27, 2018

UCalgary News
“The second-year kinesiology student is studying mind science at the University of Calgary. “I am fascinated by how the brain is impacted by movement …”
TAGS: fundraising, Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“AbbVie Receives Approval from Health Canada for The Combination of VENCLEXTA® with Rituximab as a Treatment for Patients with Chronic …”
TAGS: leukemia treatment, AbbVie Canada, biopharmaceutical


“… who is working on regenerative medicine approaches to Type 1 diabetes in the laboratory of Cristina Nostro at University Health Network (UHN).”
TAGS: regenerative medicine, Innovation, students, researchers


National Post
““It’s a tricky scenario,” added Dr. Andrew Ha, a cardiac electrophysiologist at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at Toronto’s University Health Network.”
TAGS: ECG app, Apple Watch,


CTV News
“Cate Murray is the executive director of the Stem Cell Network, a Canadian network of stem cell and regenerative medicine researchers. “There’s a lot …”
TAGS: stem cell therapies, unproven treatments, regulatory oversight, Cate Murray,


The Gazette • Western University’s Student Newspaper
“According to a recent study by researchers from Western University and the University of British Columbia, providing very small financial rewards, such …”
TAGS: physical activity, preventative health, incentives


“Vancouver’s homeless population will now have access to health care through a 24/7 mobile clinic launched by Telus and Vancouver Coastal Health.”
TAGS: health care, vulnerable populations, mobile clinic


Toronto Star
“According to Alberta Health Services, there were 589 overdose deaths due to fentanyl in the province in 2017, a 69 per cent increase from the 349 …”
TAGS: opioid crisis, overdose


“… physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Together they created the Association for the Advancement of Blacks in Health Sciences, and out …”
TAGS: diversity in medicine, advocacy, EDI


Hill Times
“He joined the health minister’s office from the get-go as a special assistant for parliamentary affairs in late 2015 under then-minister Jane Philpott, who …”
TAGS: Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Director of Parliamentary Affairs, Parliamentary Staff


Toronto Star
“CALGARY—There is a growing push from women on the front lines of community development and mental health support to help Indigenous mothers …”
TAGS: Indigenous, front line workers, colonization