Daily Media Digest August 29, 2022

Researchers adapt MRI technology to image salt within the kidneys
Hospital News
“In a newly published study, scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute have adapted PET/MRI technology to accurately image salt within the kidneys of patients with kidney disease.”
TAGS: kidney disease, innovative research, Lawson Health Research Institute

Dr. Tricia Tang Receives Funding Award through a JDRF – Michael Smith Health Research BC Partnership
“This award will help Dr. Tang expand her pilot program REACHOUT, designed to provide greater mental health support to people living with type 1 diabetes in British Columbia.”
TAGS: type 1 diabetes, mental health, Michael Smith Health Research BC, JDRF

Using artificial intelligence to predict patient need for psychiatry and counselling
BC Cancer
“A BC Cancer researcher is examining how to facilitate the best-possible psychosocial care for cancer patients using advanced AI techniques.”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, BC Cancer, Provincial Health Services Authority

Legalization of edibles linked to spike in number of children hospitalized for cannabis poisoning, study finds
Ottawa Citizen
“The research looked at hospitalizations of children up to three years old for cannabis poisoning in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec between 2015 and 2021.”
TAGS: cannabis poisoning, Canadian research, CHEO

Work-life balance has been decimated during the pandemic – can we get it back?
Globe and Mail
“Dr. Khatib is an emergency room physician at two Toronto hospitals and has witnessed the exodus of frustrated nurses and doctors through various waves of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
TAGS: burnout, COVID-19, Carleton University, University of Waterloo

Health Sciences North ramps up harm reduction strategy amid overdose crisis | CBC News

“Team members of Health Sciences North’s Crisis Outpatient Program are taking to the streets of Greater Sudbury in an effort to combat the region’s …”
TAGS: naloxone, opioid addiction, Health Sciences North