Daily Media Digest April 21, 2023

Université de Moncton health researchers are helping truck drivers take the wheel when it comes to their health
“… improving participants’ access to integrated and personalized primary care by connecting them virtually while on the road with any required physical, mental health or social services supports.”
TAGS: mental health, chronic medical conditions, virtual health services, New Brunswick Health Research Foundation

Medical gaslighting takes a toll on women’s health
“Downplaying or dismissing women’s health concerns is a global bane with serious medical consequences. Greater awareness and a humane approach can help end medical gaslighting.”
TAGS: women’s health, patient experience, University of Windsor

GSK reaches agreement to acquire late-stage biopharmaceutical company BELLUS Health
GSK Canada
“Acquisition further strengthens specialty medicines and respiratory pipeline with camlipixant, a highly selective P2X3 antagonist and potential best-in-class treatment for refractory chronic cough”
TAGS: respiratory medicines, chronic cough, biopharmaceutical, GSK Canada

Infectious SARS-CoV-2 found in hospital air
UdeM Nouvelles
“The research of Nathalie Grandvaux’s team, in collaboration with other researchers, sheds light on the scientific field of airborne transmission of the COVID-19 virus.”
TAGS: infectious diseases, disease transmission, University of Montreal, University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM)

The Innovations of Dr. Jeffrey Leyton: Enhancing Cancer Treatment with Antibody-Conjugates
Banting Research Foundation
“Dr. Leyton’s laboratory has made significant progress in the antibody-conjugate field by developing and patenting a technology that functionalizes antibodies, allowing them to overcome the mechanisms causing reduced drug accumulation.”
TAGS: cancer research, bladder cancer, Banting Research Foundation

Unique partnership with National Medical Imaging Clinic, Education & Research Centre sees Michener deliver MRI program at satellite campus in Saskatchewan
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
“This partnership also provides the opportunity for additional educational experiences, including a bridge program for Indigenous youth to enter into the MRI Technologist program and pursue a career in health care.”
TAGS: medical imaging, education, Canadian research, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN