Daily Media Digest August 3, 2022

Biomarkers Show Who Faces Near-Term Cognitive Decline
MedPage Today
“Many cognitively normal people with positive amyloid and tau PET biomarkers appeared to be at imminent risk of cognitive decline, longitudinal data showed.”
TAGS: cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, Douglas Mental Health University Institute

York U-led study reveals ‘spiteful’ behaviour in bacteria
“This will help us understand how bacteria can colonize the lungs so effectively, which might point the way to new treatments.”
TAGS: cystic fibrosis, bacterial infection, respiratory health, York University

Here’s why most people don’t need a vaccination against monkeypox just yet, according to experts

Toronto Star
“… said Dr. Zain Chagla, professor of medicine at McMaster University, adding he could envision a limited rollout to health-care and lab workers …”
TAGS: vaccination, monkeypox, McMaster University, Queen’s University

Study finds that not enough men in their 40s are getting screened for diabetes

The Gateway
“According to Diabetes Canada Guidelines, people over the age of 40 are at risk of Type 2 diabetes and should be tested every three years.”
TAGS: prediabetes, public health, University of Alberta, Diabetes Canada

Why long COVID may now be less common than previously thought | CBC News
“Long COVID among medical workers may have ‘profound’ impact on health care, study suggests. Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam …”
TAGS: long COVID, vaccination, World Health Organization, Public Health Agency of Canada

Practical, evidence-informed recommendations to create a culture of physician wellness
Royal College
“The purpose of this report is to provide recommendations that will assist leaders, program directors and educators in implementing the physician wellness key and enabling competencies of the Professional Role, in practical and actionable ways, in their clinical and learning environments.”
TAGS: physician health and wellness, accreditation standards, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada