Daily Media Digest April 11, 2023

A small shift in temperature could have a big effect on how lung transplants are performed worldwide
CTV News
“Canadian transplant scientists say they may be able to help boost the number of lungs available for transplants, all with a simple tweak of temperature.”
TAGS: organ transplants, organ donation, Canadian innovation, University Health Network

Brain training being tested on Parkinson’s patients
CTV News Winnipeg
“Those running the clinical trial say changes in how people walk and how their brain operates can put them at significant risk of falling. The …”
TAGS: Parkinson’s disease, Canadian research, University of Manitoba

Demand for mental health service in Canada is climbing. So are wait times for specialists
“A Statistics Canada study shows almost one in five Canadians aged 12 and older report they require help with their mental health.”
TAGS: mental health and addiction, psychiatry, health care funding, Western University

Nova Scotia training more medical laboratory technologists through innovative partnership with Michener
Michener Institute of Education at UHN
“This learning model will allow students to learn online and practise in person at Nova Scotia Health facilities throughout the province so we can meet critical labour needs and train the professionals we need …”
TAGS: health sciences education, medical laboratory technologists, Michener Institute of Education at UHN

Alberta Recognizes Pancreatic Cancer as Presumptive Disease for Firefighters
Pancreatic Cancer Canada
“The government of Alberta has announced the expansion of presumptive cancer coverage for firefighters, including pancreatic as one of the 20 diseases.”
TAGS: pancreatic cancer, carcinogens, Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Research Canada’s Leadership in Advocacy Award | April 20, 2023
Research Canada
“The Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award honours these champions in health research advocacy. Research Canada recognizes individual(s) and/or organization(s) who/which have made outstanding efforts in advocating for Canadian health research. The deadline for submission is April 20.”