Daily Media Digest April 3, 2023

New data provide insight into pandemic inequalities
Policy Options
“Racialized minorities, immigrants and essential workers had higher rates of COVID-19 infection yet were equally or more likely to get vaccinated.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccination rates, Toronto Metropolitan University, University of Calgary

Rady researcher to test new treatments for incurable brain cancers
UM Today – University of Manitoba
“A University of Manitoba researcher is bringing an international clinical trial to Canada to test new and promising treatments for people with low-survival brain cancers.”
TAGS: cancer, neuro-oncology, innovative research, University of Manitoba, Cancer Research Society, Canadian Cancer Society

Canada must seize its strategic advantage in the global genomics race
The Hill Times
“Canada’s position presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to harness long-term growth, low-carbon productivity, and a healthier future for Canadians.”
TAGS: genomics, Pan-Canadian Genomics Strategy, Genome Canada

New free celiac blood tests could benefit 128,000 Ontarians and save $1 billion
“This is a watershed moment, one which will benefit tens of thousands of people who can now finally get answers about what has been ailing them for too long,’ said Celiac Canada’s National Executive Director…”
TAGS: celiac disease, blood testing, autoimmune diseases, Celiac Canada

Government of Canada announces funding to help accelerate innovation in aging and brain health
Government of Canada
“With this additional funding, CABHI will continue to support promising innovations across the country that help to meet the needs of older adults, and people living with brain health issues, including dementia.”
TAGS: brain health, dementia research, Baycrest Health Sciences, Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation

Lawson first in North America to study new biopsy method for breast cancer patients
CTV News London
“Researchers at the Lawson Health Research Institute have discovered a new way to make breast cancer screening easier for patients.”
TAGS: breast cancer, biopsy, Lawson Health Research Institute