Daily Media Digest August 25, 2021

Welcome to the Your Candidates, Your Health 2021 Federal Election Website and Initiative!
HRI Portal
“… Research Canada is hitting the ground running with the launch of the Your Candidates, Your Health 2021 Federal Election Campaign and Website to provide our Members, Supporters and Partners with the health research and innovation resources and campaign intelligence you need to engage in this federal election season and deliver important information and messages about health research and innovation to Federal Election 2021 Candidates in your organizations’ ridings.”
TAGS: Your Candidates, Your Health, election, Canadian politics

How do Canada’s political parties plan to prepare the country for future pandemics? | CBC News
“… like this can happen,” said Dr. Jane Philpott, a physician and former federal health minister, who is not involved in party politics at this time.”
TAGS: pandemic, COVID-19, public health, Canadian politics

Once told he wouldn’t graduate high school, doctor to be first Indigenous president-elect of …
CTV News
“The association highlighted in the announcement that one of Lafontaine’s achievements was co-leading the Indigenous Health Alliance from 2013 to 2017, …”
TAGS: Indigenous health, representation, Canadian Medical Association

Study finds diabetes is associated with worse outcomes for young stroke survivors
Sunnybrook Research Institute
“A new study led by researchers at Sunnybrook Research Institute, ICES and the University of Ottawa has found that diabetes is associated with poor long-term outcomes in young and midlife stroke survivors under 65 years of age.”
TAGS: diabetes, chronic health condition, stroke, recovery, Sunnybrook RI

Study finds cancer screening tool may help predict risk of developing a new cancer among …
McGill University Health Centre
“Research led by SickKids and the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre found that a novel cancer predisposition screening tool …”
TAGS: cancer screening, cancer, innovative research, SickKids RI, RI-MUHC

Learning how to AVOID frailty
HRI Portal
“AVOID is an acronym to help people remember – Activity to keep muscles strong, keeping Vaccinations up to date. Optimize Medications annually with a review by your healthcare provider. Interact socially with friends and family, and maintain proper Diet and nutrition.”
TAGS: frailty, aging, aging population, support, Canadian Frailty Network

U of S researcher uses innovative imaging techniques to determine blood clot … – The Star Phoenix
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
“Strokes are the third-leading cause of death in Canada. According to the Canadian Medical Association, every 10 minutes a Canadian suffers a stroke.”
TAGS: blood clot, imaging, innovative research, stroke, University of Saskatchewan

Dementia research that moves us forward: Alzheimer Society of Canada invests $3 million in …
Canada NewsWire
“”Dementia research in Canada is significantly underfunded when compared to other global nations,” says Dr. Saskia Sivananthan, Chief Science Officer, Alzheimer …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s, dementia, aging, Alzheimer’s Society of Canada