Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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Canada's largest mental health hospital has been given 100-million dollars from an anonymous donor, with the goal of developing cures for psychiatric conditions that affect almost seven-million Canadians.

The gift to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto will create a fund to support next-generation scientists conducting research aimed at directly transforming care.

CAM-H president and C-E-O Dr. Catherine Zahn says the money will be invested in fundamental research and clinical innovation to improve the mental health of individuals in Canada and around the world.

Zahn says the fund will enable CAM-H to develop the next generation of leading early- and mid-career scientists. (The Canadian Press)



Security concerns have prompted the City of Calgary to cancel a nudist event at a public swimming pool.

The Calgary Nude Recreation club had sold tickets for a swim night on Sunday at the Southland Leisure Centre.

The club described the private, after-hours event on its Facebook page as a way of snubbing winter.

But word of the event prompted an online petition urging the club to cancel the swim or ban children from attending.

The leisure centre's Facebook page was inundated with negative comments about the event including some that threatened to bring "cameras and baseball bats."

By yesterday afternoon, an online petition opposing the event had racked up 20-thousand signatures. (The Canadian Press)


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The opioid crisis has led to further research into tamper-resistant formulations to make pills more difficult to crush into a powder or to dissolve.

Previous studies in the U-S showed an increase in heroin abuse when tamper resistant opioids enter the pharmaceutical market because it becomes easier to use heroin than oxy.

The University of New South Wales in Australia published a study looking into tamper-resistant oxycodone in a group with a history of medication abuse-tampering.

They found that tamper-proofing oxycodone worked in making it harder to abuse, without an increase in abuse of heroin or methamphetamine.

Tamper-resistant opioids are also less likely to be diverted and sold at the street level. …

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