User: cassels Topic: Health in Canadian Media
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Paralyzed man walks after cell transplant, rehab 21.10.2014 Health
Darek Fidyka,

Darek Fidyka, a man who was paralyzed from the chest down, was able to take steps with a walker following extensive rehabilitation and a transplant of cells from his nasal cavity to his spinal cord, British and Polish researchers say.

800 foreign scientists urge Stephen Harper to lift restrictions on Canadian researchers 21.10.2014 Calgary Herald: Top news
More than 800 scientists from 32 different countries have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper urging Canada to lift restrictions on what federal scientists.
Foreign scientists call on Stephen Harper to restore science funding, freedom 21.10.2014 Health
US Canada Arctic Survey

Hundreds of scientists around the world are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to end "burdensome restrictions on scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists."

Yedlin: Alberta trails on gender equity at board level 21.10.2014 Calgary Herald: Business
For women working in the corporate world in Alberta, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island and the Yukon, last week was depressing.
World's scientists call on Stephen Harper to restore science funding, freedom 21.10.2014 Health
US Canada Arctic Survey

Hundreds of scientists around the world are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to end "burdensome restrictions on scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists."

Paralyzed man walks after cell transplant 21.10.2014 Health
Darek Fidyka,

A Bulgarian man who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose.

The coming health benefits shock for retirees: Mayers 21.10.2014 Toronto Star: Living
Once upon a time it was only Americans who had to worry about the cost of healthcare in retirement. Or so Canadians thought, as they cast a self-satisfied glance south of the border. It was probably never true, but it’s what we still believe. We think we live in the land of free medical services, with a system that gives us everything from doctors and hospitals, to drugs and long-term care. But it doesn’t. In retirement, most of us will be getting the basics, but beyond that we’ll be faced with escalating out-of pocket expenses. We’ll still have access to doctors and acute care in hospitals, but the benefits many take for granted with their jobs — drugs, regular dental checkups, physiotherapy for a bad back, will only be there at a price. How much it will cost is hard to say. Statistics Canada says the average cost of medical extras for those between 18 and 80 is $1,561 a year in Ontario. However, the average offsets higher spending by seniors against lower spending by young adults. The latest Sun Life ...
Major grant will fund study of cancer treatment 21.10.2014 Ottawa Citizen: News
Dugald Seely calls himself the rebel of his family: His father was the former dean of medicine at the University of Ottawa and his mother is a family doctor, but Seely stepped away from the family business to become a naturopath, a field that is sometimes at odds with conventional medicine. Now Seely is coming back […]
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An ounce of prevention ... The Dalai Lama’s Heart-Mind Index 21.10.2014 Vancouver Sun: News
Six-year-old comic strip terror Calvin may love his tiger Hobbes, but his inability to resolve differences with others, engage with his studies and remain calm in a tough situation bodes ill for adult Calvin. When Calvin isn’t pelting his classmate Suzy with snowballs or intimidating her with snowman armies, he is engaging in risky and destructive thrill-seeking or simply daydreaming away his hours in the classroom.
Coyne: Stephen Harper attracts partisan ire, but it's tough to see what the fuss is about 21.10.2014 Edmonton Journal: News
Polls come and polls go, but one thing remains a constant: The government of Stephen Harper is among the most polarizing in our history. That Ekos poll over the weekend putting the Tories 12 points back of the Liberals, 38 […]
Ebola-infected travellers more likely to be caught at departure rather arrival points, study finds 21.10.2014 Toronto Star: Living
A new study predicts that three Ebola -infected people from West Africa will try and board an international flight every month — and more than 60 per cent of travellers from the outbreak zone will fly to lower-income countries with weak health-care systems. But the study, led by Toronto researchers, also found that airport screening measures are far more likely to catch infected passengers at their departure points than at arrival airports, especially when their destinations are countries like Canada, which receive relatively few travellers from the region. “I think we’re seeing a lot of countries implement entry screening even though there are no direct flights,” said the paper’s senior author, Dr. Kamran Khan, an infectious disease physician and scientist with St. Michael’s Hospital. “It’s not a particularly efficient thing to do . . . and it’s potentially drawing resources away from other areas that might be more productive.” Recent Ebola cases in Spain and the United States have triggered alarm over ...
Ottawa Votes: Fleury faces two strong challengers in Rideau-Vanier 21.10.2014 Ottawa Citizen: News
Ottawa Votes: Incumbent Mathieu Fleury faces two strong challengers in Rideau-Vanier
Canada’s Ebola vaccine delays may have cost lives, professor says 21.10.2014 Calgary Herald: Top news
Canada started shipments of Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization in Geneva on Monday for urgent trials in Africa, where scientists hope it will stop the outbreak in its tracks, but it’s a journey that has come too late […]
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Gilead Sciences announces $50-million Edmonton expansion 21.10.2014 Edmonton Journal: News
U.S. biotech giant Gilead Sciences is expanding its presence in Edmonton. The Foster City, Calif.-based company said it has broken ground on a second research and development lab in northeast Edmonton’s Eco Industrial Park.
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No new medical personnel to West Africa's Ebola outbreak for now, health minister says 20.10.2014 Health
Toronto Ebola 20141017

The federal government won't send more experts to help contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa without a guarantee they can be medically evacuated if they get sick, Canada’s health minister says.

Biotech giant Gilead Sciences expanding in Edmonton with second city lab 20.10.2014 Edmonton Journal: News
Gilead Sciences, one of the largest biotech companies in the U.S. with a market cap of more than $150 billion US, has broken ground on a new $50 million lab facility in northeast Edmonton, the company says.
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Alberta dominates list of top entrepreneurial cities 20.10.2014 Calgary Herald: Business
CALGARY - Alberta dominates the annual rankings of Canada’s best places to start and grow a business with eight of the top 10 municipal areas in the overall national rankings, according to the 2014 Entrepreneurial Communities report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. “It’s great to see so many of Alberta’s cities land in the top 10. As a relative measure, these cities continue to be good places to own and operate a business,” said Richard Truscott, Alberta Director for the CFIB, in a news release.
Include booze in war on drugs, national health group urges 20.10.2014 Calgary Herald: Top news
OTTAWA — The Harper government, which has waged a long and aggressive campaign against illicit drug use, should put more energy into the battle against alcohol abuse, according to the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse. The Health Canada-funded organization wants the federal government to include alcohol in its $570-million National Anti-Drug Strategy that was launched shortly after the Conservatives took power in 2006.
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B.C. schools focus on educating hearts 20.10.2014 Vancouver Sun: News
Just off to the side of teacher Lora Bird’s kindergarten classroom is a tree with two small, but comfortable, padded chairs positioned under its branches. The Peace Place is where conflicts between students are resolved without hitting, anger or accusation.
Brain bank aims to boost progress in Alzheimer's disease research 18.10.2014 Health
Alzheimer's research

When scientists worldwide need donated human brains for their research on Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, many turn to a small laboratory in Halifax.

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