Daily Media Digest September 5, 2019

Technology Networks
“When they heard the University of Calgary was looking for volunteers for a study looking at the effects of different doses of vitamin D supplements on bone health, they signed up right away. “
TAGS: vitamin D, bone health, University of Calgary


CTV News
““We know that lifestyle interventions to manage obesity in children are most successful when children are younger,” said Geoff Ball, a professor of pediatrics at the U of A, Alberta Health Services Chair in Obesity Research and lead author on the study.”
TAGS: obesity, children, Alberta


CTV News
“Canadian patients who underwent low-risk surgery filled opioid prescriptions within a week of discharge at seven times the rate of Swedish patients, a new study reveals.”
TAGS: opioids, prescription drugs


McGill Newsroom
“… certain types of exercise and nutrition to stem the loss of muscle mass, say scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.”
TAGS: sarcopenia, older adults, RI-MUHC


“The funding will allow for projects that focus on cancer immunotherapy, hepatitis C infection, blood clots, artificial intelligence and more.”
TAGS: research funding, CIHR, health research, Ottawa Hospital


Kingston Herald
“Queen’s University and the Kingston Health Sciences Centre clinician-scientist Stephen Vanner will lead a three-year research project … the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) following a grant from Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.”
TAGS: inflammatory bowel disease, treatment, research funding