Daily Media Digest August 30, 2021

Liver disease hospitalizations increased as drinking skyrocketed during pandemic
University of Calgary
“UCalgary study finds younger patients were hospitalized with alcohol-related liver diseases, paralleling surge in alcohol sales during lockdown”
TAGS: liver disease, substance use, pandemic, COVID-19, University of Calgary

COVID-19 presents greater blood clot risk than vaccines, study finds – CTV News
CTV News
“The study, published Friday in the British Medical Journal, analyzed the health data … Many provinces across Canada suspended rollouts of the AstraZeneca …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, blood clot, vaccination, McMaster University

Nova Scotia Health eyes expansion of online mental health services | CBC News – CBC.ca
“The program, which is currently out to tender, would be the latest in a group of internet-based mental health care services from Nova Scotia Health.”
TAGS: mental health, virtual care, accessibility, Nova Scotia Health

FedDev funds new health innovation partnership led by University of Waterloo – Electronic …
Electronic Products & Technology
““Partnerships like these are the reason we’re able to foster significant growth in the areas of health research and technology across Southwestern Ontario,” …”
TAGS: innovative research, medical technology, health research, Western University, University of Waterloo

Combo of pills cuts heart attacks and strokes in half
““Wide use of this simple therapy can prevent between 5 and 10 million individuals experiencing a stroke, heart attack, or dying from these conditions yearly,” says Salim Yusuf, Executive Director of PHRI, a Distinguished Professor of Medicine at McMaster, and Chief Scientist and a cardiologist at Hamilton Health Sciences.”
TAGS: heart attack, stroke, blood clot, innovative treatment, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences

All Cancers May Fall Into One of Two Classes | Technology Networks
Technology Networks
“Rod Bremner (RB): YAP and its cousin, WWTR1, better known as TAZ (transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif), regulate tissue size during fetal …”
TAGS: cancer, innovative research, Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum RI

UBC medical student Armaghan Alam receives 2021 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award …
UBC Faculty of Medicine
“UBC faculty of medicine student Armaghan (Army) Alam has been honoured with an award from the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF).”
TAGS: award, funding, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame