Daily media digest June 29, 2017

Supporting the next generation of Indigenous health researchers
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“The Indigenous Mentorship Network Program aims to support the next generation of Indigenous health researchers by providing distinctive learning …”
TAGS: Health Research, Indigenous


Ottawa funds mentorship network to support indigenous health researchers
CP24 Toronto’s Breaking News
“Ottawa announced Wednesday it intends to spend $8 million over five years to establish a mentorship network for First Nations, Metis and Inuit health …”
TAGS: Health Researchers, Indigenous


Hundreds of diabetes patients may have been exposed to Hepatitis B and C: Covenant Health
CTV News
“Covenant Health said 1,307 patients may have been exposed during … The health authority asked for help from the Alberta Health Services Risk …”
TAGS: diabetes, Hepatitis, Covenant Health


Science Minister Kirsty Duncan ready to begin science funding overhaul
The Globe and Mail
“Canada’s Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, says she is ready to start tinkering with the nation’s $3.3-billion apparatus for funding research at …”
TAGS: Research, Canadian Universities, Naylor report


Study examines palliative care trends in patients with end-stage liver disease
EurekAlert (press release)
” Mayur Brahmania, MD, of Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, analyzed information from the 2006-2012 National Inpatient Sample …”
TAGS: liver disease, Health Research


Stem-cell researchers solve mystery of relapse in acute myeloid leukemia
Medical Xpress
“University Health Network. Leukemia researchers led by Dr. John Dick have traced the origins of relapse in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) to …”
TAGS: UHN, stem cell, Health Research


Vaccine ruling from Europe’s highest court isn’t as crazy as scientists think
“In 2006, Mr W and his family members sought compensation against Sanofi-Pasteur, the manufacturer of the vaccine. They claimed that the vaccine …”
TAGS: vaccine, ECJ


Survey reveals basic research in Canada is falling by the wayside
“The number of scientists who report conducting purely fundamental research in Canada dropped from 24% to 1.6% between 2006 and 2015, …”
TAGS: Research, science, fundamental science review


Many kind words about Canadian research, but few funding details from federal science minister
Ottawa Sun
“Canada is doing a bang-up job of supporting research, says Science Minister Kirsty Duncan, but it’s still too early for details on what she will do about …”
TAGS: science, Research, Science Minister


Simple CT scan shows responsiveness to ovarian cancer treatment: Researchers
“Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute say a simple CT scanning procedure can show whether patients are …”
TAGS: ovarian cancer, CT scan, Research


Manitoba centralizing health care services including ambulances, ERs
National Post
“WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government announced plans Wednesday to centralize management of ambulances, emergency rooms, labs and other …”
TAGS: healthcare, manitoba


Drug companies should be required to reveal payments to doctors: author
Ottawa Citizen
“Dr. Joel Lexchin, a professor emeritus at the School of Health Policy and Management at York University. He was photographed at the University on …”
TAGS: pharmaceutical companies, doctors, healthcare