Daily Media Digest April 6, 2022

Lakehead researcher leading team examining challenges of diverse care workers during the pandemic
Lakehead University
“Lakehead University’s Dr. Kathy Sanderson is leading a Canadian team of researchers examining the diversity and vulnerability of care workers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.”
TAGS: pandemic, healthcare workers, COVID-19, Lakehead University

U of O researchers use sprayable gold nanoparticles to treat heart disease – The Fulcrum
The Fulcrum
“Muñoz, a pharmacist, chemist, researcher at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and one of the leading researchers on this study, …”
TAGS: heart disease, myocardial infarction, heart health, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Living donation opens new doors for colorectal cancer patients in need of liver transplant
“A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Surgery is the first in North America to demonstrate that living-donor liver transplant is a viable option for patients who have systemically controlled colorectal cancer and liver tumours that cannot be surgically removed.”
TAGS: living donation, surgery, cancer, transplant, UHN

Global recommendations released to reduce sedentary time at school – CHEO
“… the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network (SBRN), in partnership with the University of Prince Edward Island and the CHEO Research Institute.”
TAGS: children and youth health, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, CHEO

Study finds link between high density of fracking and adverse birth outcomes – CTV News Calgary
CTV News Calgary
“Scientists at the University of Calgary have found a link between high density of fracking operationsin the oil and gas industry and adverse birth …”
TAGS: developmental health, environmental health, birth, University of Calgary

The unexpected role of chloride channels in a rare neurological disorder
McGill University Health Centre
“… a study co-led by researchers from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and the University of Sydney …”
TAGS: chloride channels, neurological disorders, rare disorders, RI-MUHC

‘It’s suffocating’: What it’s like to live with premenstrual dysphoric disorder | CBC News
“Jennifer Gordon, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Regina, says that to reach a diagnosis, five symptoms must be …”
TAGS: women’s health, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, mental health, University of Regina

Newly funded celiac blood tests will help close the gap to diagnosis, increase access to treatment
HRI Portal
“The Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) hopes that an Ontario Ministry of Health pilot program which includes providing funding for crucial blood tests for celiac disease will be made permanent, to ensure ongoing screening of the 1 in 117 Ontarians at risk for the autoimmune disorder.”
TAGS: blood test, diagnosis, access to care, Canadian Celiac Association