User: cassels Topic: Health in Canadian Media
Category: Research Studies
Last updated: Nov 26 2015 09:00 IST RSS 2.0
1 to 20 of 18,784    
Ottawa researcher to students: Don't be scientists due to 'dismal outlook' 26.11.2015 Ottawa Citizen: News
A prominent Ottawa scientist says he can no longer “in good conscience” advise students to pursue a career in science in Canada “due to the dismal outlook we are facing.” Stephen Ferguson is a professor in the faculty of medicine at the University of Ottawa, a career investigator with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and has held several […]
Also found in: [+]
Canada unprepared to deal with refugees' mental health issues, researcher says 26.11.2015 Ottawa Citizen: News
Canada is not prepared to deal with the mental health issues many Syrian refugees will bring with them, one of Canada’s leading researchers on resettling migrants said Wednesday. Dr. Morton Beiser, founding director of the Toronto Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement, told a conference on migrant health at the Children’s Hospital of […]
City Hall Blog: Nancy Schepers departs on Thursday 26.11.2015 Ottawa Citizen: News
The city’s former deputy manger Nancy Schepers leaves City Hall on Thursday. But not with Mayor Jim Watson’s having had a chance to recognize her contributions. In her nine-year term as on of the city’s top bureaucrats, the Windsor-born engineer left her mark on a broad range of projects, including the Ottawa River Action Plan, Lansdowne Park […]
Reevely: Duffy's consultant friend had more expertise than training, court hears 26.11.2015 Ottawa Citizen: News
Sen. Mike Duffy’s old friend Gerald Donohue had a résumé that qualified him superbly to advise a senator on a wide range of topics, Donohue testified at Duffy’s fraud trial Wednesday afternoon. He spent hundreds of hours giving that advice over the phone, he said, and many more researching important issues on the Internet for […]
Petting Fido to ease Junior's anxiety 26.11.2015 Health
Pet Perils 20150420

Children living with a pet dog seem less likely to suffer from anxiety, a U.S. study suggests.

College could force doctors to use PharmaNet after study reveals most ignore it 26.11.2015 Health

Only 30 per cent of doctors using PharmaNet system to check the drug history of patients, and the B.C. College of Physicians says that must change.

Also found in: [+]
Refugees at high risk for mental health issues, experts say 25.11.2015 Toronto Star: Living
OTTAWA — Refugees are at a high-risk for mental health issues and often suffer spiked rates of depression and substance abuse, Canadian experts say. Dr. Kwame McKenzie, a psychiatrist with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, says challenges for newcomers often stretch far beyond post-traumatic stress disorder following time in war zones or refugee camps. “The truth is, the studies have shown that the rates of mental health problems are increased, for every mental health problem,” he said. Some of those issues include a higher-risk of schizophrenia and depression, McKenzie said, adding he is pleased the government plans to help refugees settle immediately in host communities. Unlike the 5,000 refugees who came to Canada from Kosovo in 1999, Syrians will not be housed on military bases unless it is deemed necessary. “Some of the studies that have been seen worldwide say that you can decrease the risk significantly if you’re careful about what you do when people come to the country,” he said. The ...
A ‘decent’ proposal: Not-for-profits should raise job standards, report says 25.11.2015 Toronto Star: Living
With whole hordes of the Greater Toronto Area’s workforce plying away in unstable jobs that typically pay less and afford no benefits — so-called “precarious work” — a new report argues that the province’s sizable not-for-profit sector can lead the way in putting things right. Published Wednesday by the Mowat Centre’s not-for-profit research branch, the Change Work report outlines the need for a “decent work” agenda that can serve as the “flip side” to precarious employment. The report argues that if the not-for-profit sector were to adopt wage standards and ensure better work-life balance and predictable schedules, they could more easily accomplish their goals and set an example for the broader job market. “It’s meant to be a jumpoff point,” said report co-author Lisa Lalande, executive lead at the Mowat research hub on University Ave. “Rather than focusing on precariousness, it’s about ‘how do we ensure that work in this sector is decent, and if we’re able to do it here, then what’s the potential for ...
UBC considers stiff tuition hikes for international students 25.11.2015 Vancouver Sun: News
Tuition fees for most international undergraduate students at the University of B.C. could rise by about 40 per cent in the next three years if a report by senior administration is approved. After three years, an international student would pay $38,588 a year in the arts faculty, $42,584 in forestry and $50,879 in nursing.
'Demoralized' scientists demand changes at $1B health research agency 25.11.2015 Ottawa Citizen: News
A leading Canadian stem cell researcher says “heads should roll” at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research after a series of changes he argues could have a disastrous effect on the future of basic research in the country. Dr. Michael Rudnicki, senior scientist and director of the regenerative medicine program and the Sprott Centre of Stem Cell Stem […]
Toronto researchers test benefits of dance for dementia patients 25.11.2015 Toronto Star: Living
One trend in dementia prevention research is to look at whether combining different protective behaviours delivers a stronger effect. Recent research, for example, has suggested that adding strength training to provides an added benefit. “The reason for that is still unknown,” says Louis Bherer, scientific director of the PERFORM Centre at Concordia University, a facility devoted to prevention and healthy lifestyle research. “The brain is a very complex organ. It’s obviously well-furnished in blood and oxygen. But it’s also a complex organ that is plastic, in that if you learn all sorts of movement…your brain is working, not just your body.” For that reason, researchers in Toronto have zeroed in on dance. “Your brain is really multi-tasking in dance,” says Rachel Bar, a clinical psychology doctoral student at Ryerson who is also the health initiatives and research consultant for Canada’s National Ballet School and a former professional ballerina. “You’re focusing on music, on timing, on rhythm. But ...
Many dying hospital patients marked for CPR, even if they don't want it 24.11.2015 Health
Queens University Professor Dr. Daren Heyland

A study by a doctor at Queen's University shows a need for better communication between patients and medical staff about end-of-life care.

How nun dodged Alzheimer’s part of dementia’s mystery 24.11.2015 Toronto Star: Living
She was a participant in the famous Nun Study , a decades-long investigation of aging and brain health that followed 678 Catholic nuns living in School Sisters of Notre Dame convents across the United States. The sisters all agreed to open medical and personal records, undergo annual testing and donate their brains after death. Because they had such similar routines, they presented a rare controlled opportunity to study aging without many of the complicating effects of environment — a “natural experiment.” Tested at 81, 83, and 84, Sister Bernadette never showed any signs of mental decay. She once guessed the time within four minutes without looking at a clock, while other sisters her age couldn’t tell morning from night. But after she died of a heart attack at 85, an autopsy showed that her brain was riddled with the plaques and tangles of Alzheimer ’s. “It was as if her neocortex was resistant to destruction for some reason,” writes David Snowdon, an epidemiologist who started the Nun Study and wrote ...
Alberta MLA killed helping motorist on icy highway 24.11.2015 Toronto Star: Living
RED DEER, ALTA.—A Progressive Conservative member of the Alberta legislature did Monday, apparently after stopping on an icy highway to help a motorist whose car had flipped in a median. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi issued a tweet Monday confirming that Manmeet Bhullar, 35, had died. RCMP did not identify Bhullar but issued a news release about the death of a 35-year-old man on Monday on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway north of Red Deer. RCMP said a vehicle lost control and rolled, and two other vehicles stopped on the shoulder of the highway to assist. A semi-truck then lost control and struck the rear of the first vehicle, then continued into the median and struck the driver and sole occupant of the second vehicle, who was standing in the median. RCMP said the man was seriously injured and taken to hospital but later died of his injuries. A winter storm hit much of Alberta on Monday, resulting in icy roads and blowing snow. Interim federal Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose tweeted her condolences, saying ...
Doctors gear up to care for Syrian refugees 24.11.2015 Health
Syrian refugee

Canadian health-care professionals are preparing for a large influx of Syrian refugees with medical issues that may have been neglected.

Stroke-stymying effects of NA-1 drug to be studied in B.C. 24.11.2015 Health
Vancouver Standoff 20121015

Paramedics in Vancouver and Richmond, B.C., have joined colleagues in two Ontario locations to take part in a drug trial that could greatly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

Also found in: [+]
Peru braces for a wave of new dementia cases 23.11.2015 Toronto Star: Living
CERRO AZUL, PERU—Eight years ago, an earthquake flattened the home where Carmen Arias La Madrid lived with her 81-year-old mother, Maria Terencia La Madrid. In the aftermath, as the family took refuge in a shelter, Maria Terencia would not get out of bed. “She became depressed,” the daughter recalls. “She started talking nonsense.” She befriended a tattered stuffed animal that she seemed to think was her baby. Precioso, she called him. Before the earthquake, Maria Terencia was a wise and gracious businesswoman who ran a convenience store out of the front room of their home in this coastal fishing village, 130 km south of the capital Lima. Carmen was baffled when her mother began forgetting to charge customers for their soap and snacks, and shouting at others who she believed hadn’t paid. For years, Maria Terencia’s behaviour was a mystery. When Maria Terencia was finally diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease just months after the earthquake, a doctor could only offer Carmen a few words of advice on how to ...
New vision unveiled for upper Rideau Street 23.11.2015 Ottawa Citizen: News
A new neighbourhood blueprint is poised to dramatically change the look and feel of Rideau Street's eastern reach, a gateway to Ottawa's downtown and Parliament Hill.
Around Town: Celebrating research at The Ottawa Hospital Gala 22.11.2015 Ottawa Citizen: News
Former prime minister Jean Chrétien has been named honourary chair of an ambitious campaign to raise $50 million for innovative medical research right here in our community, it was announced at The Ottawa Hospital’s signature gala held Saturday night at The Westin hotel. The Tender Loving Research Campaign is being led by Greg Kane, counsel […]
Japan: Dementia lessons from the world’s oldest country 22.11.2015 Toronto Star: Living
TOKYO—In December 2007, a 91-year-old man left his home in the city of Obu and ambled on to railway tracks, crossing just as a commuter train hurtled into the station. In the eyes of the public, this was a tragic accident. The man had dementia and had wandered away when his 85-year-old wife dozed off. But to the Central Japan Railway Company, it was negligence. They argued the family had failed to care for the man, and 54 trains were cancelled or delayed as a result. The company sued — and won. Last year, a court ordered the family to pay $39,000 in damages. This is a dramatic example of a collision happening daily in Japan: the clash between people living with dementia and the sharp corners of a fast-paced society that was never built for them. Japan is far from alone. Dementia is increasing across the globe — 47 million people already live with the disease, with more than 130 million projected by 2050. But the first waves have crashed over Japan. When it comes to dementia — a group of disorders ...
1 to 20 of 18,784