Daily media digest June 30, 2017

Indigenous medical student praises creation of ‘much needed’ national mentorship program
“ttawa funds mentorship network to support Indigenous health researchers … in the program, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.”
TAGS: Indigenous, mentorship program


AbbVie IBD Scholarship expands in celebration of Canada 150
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“TORONTO, June 28, 2017 /CNW/ – In celebration of Canada 150, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and AbbVie announced today that five additional …”
TAGS: Crohn’s and Colitis, AbbVie, IBD


Sanofi and Parexel collaborate to study usefulness of wearables in clinical trials
“Life sciences consulting firm Parexel is teaming up with Sanofi to research the role of wearables in clinical trials. While sensor-enabled devices have …”
TAGS: sanofi, clinical trials,


York University study links honeybee declines to pesticides
MetroNews Canada
“York University study links honeybee declines to pesticides … The next year, Zayed’s lab took honey bees housed at York’s research apiary and fed …”
TAGS: York University, honeybee, pesticides


Supervised injection site wants to provide clients with medical-grade heroin
“The foundation has submitted requests to the Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health to allow them to provide medical-grade heroin to its …”
TAGS: supervised injection, Vancouver Coast Health,


Alzheimer’s disease: Brain health linked to physical activity
Digital Journal (press release)
“Those considered at risk from Alzheimer’s disease, and perform moderate-intensity physical activity, appear more likely to have a glucose metabolism …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s, brain health


Province lowers support for diabetes blood-testing strips
Winnipeg Free Press
“Diabetes Canada, formerly known as the Canadian Diabetes Association, said Wednesday the new policy represents the minimum recommended …”
TAGS: Diabetes, Diabetes Canada, blood-testing strips


Canadian scientists labouring under massive funding gap, report finds
“Federal Science Minister Kirsty Duncan warned Wednesday that “we’ve got to be realistic. There’s no quick fix. It’s been 10 years of cuts and it’s going ..”
TAGS: canadian scientists, funding gap


Palliative care in ESLD increasing despite socioeconomic, ethnic barriers
“the rate of referrals is still very low,” Mayur Brahmania, MD, from the Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, said in a press release.”
TAGS: Palliative care, UHN


PASCAL: Shedding light on darkness of post-concussion symptoms
The Sudbury Star
“Thankfully, a media release issued earlier this month by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation has helped the shed some light on the issue. Perhaps …”
TAGS: concussion, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation,


Basic Science Declining in Canada
The Scientist
“ISTOCK, MARCBRUXELLECanada’s long-term shift toward applied research has deterred that nation’s scientists from pursing fundamental science, ..”
TAGS: science, fundamental science review


Esri Canada Donates $5M in Software to the Canadian Research Data Centre Network
“June 29, 2017—Esri Canada has pledged more than $5 million in geographic information system (GIS) software to the Canadian Research Data …”
TAGS: canadian research, Esri Canada


More evidence shows neonicotinoids harm bees
Chemical & Engineering News
“. scientists at York University and Université Laval examined honeybees living near corn grown in Canada from neonicotinoid-treated seeds (2017, …”
TAGS: Universite Laval, York University, neonicotinoid, honeybees


Medical research: Quebec will host a centre of 3D printing
The Sherbrooke Times
“a partnership between the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) and the CHU de Québec-Université Laval, it was learnt on Thursday.”
TAGS: medical research, skin tissue, Universite Laval


Baycrest and CMHA partner to evaluate caregiver mental health program
EurekAlert (press release)
“Baycrest Health Sciences has teamed up with Canadian Mental Health … innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging.”
TAGS: Baycrest, mental health, innovation, brain health and aging


Mindfulness and meditation need to be part of Canada’s mental-health strategy
The Globe and Mail
“From a public-health perspective, Canada should be experimenting and implementing what research suggests is a cost-effective, non-invasive means …”
TAGS: mental health, meditation,


Robust field study confirms neonic toxicity and bees.
Radio Canada International
“associate professor of biology and research chair at York University in … on honey bees quickly turns from bad to worse when you add the fungicide …”
TAGS: neonic toxicity, bees, many studies link neonicotinoids


Roche buys diabetes app-maker mySugr in digital health push
Reuters Canada
“ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Friday it is buying Vienna-based diabetes management platform mySugr for an undisclosed …”
TAGS: Roche, diabetes