Daily Media Digest August 9, 2021

Here’s what ‘long COVID’ clinics do to help Ontarians with lasting symptoms
“Currently, those who are experiencing symptoms can access clinics through certain hospital systems, such as University Health Network (UHN), …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, long COVID, innovative research, University Health Network

Canadian entrepreneurs develop recovery program for COVID-19 patients who lost their smell
CTV News
“The study is currently in clinical trials and Piccirillo expects to have results within a month. “We’re going to assess everybody’s performance with a …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, recovery program, long COVID, innovative treatment

Study finds Inflammatory Bowel Disease on the rise among Indigenous people in Sask.
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
“He said Indigenous people face many obstacles when it comes to getting health care in Saskatchewan, with an added layer of difficulty with a …”
TAGS: inflammatory bowel disease, community health, Indigenous health, University of Saskatchewan

Embracing community-based research principles can achieve equity in health outcomes
Re$earch Money
“The COVID-19 pandemic has exploited the gaps and injustices in our social fabric to threaten lives and livelihoods, with disparities profoundly shaping both case counts and severe outcomes. This observation has brought discussions about equity firmly into the public discourse.”
TAGS: innovative research, equity in health outcomes, COVID-19, pandemic, Simon Fraser University

Is it possible to target the root cause of ALS linked to the C9ORF72 gene?
“Dr. Christopher E. Pearson, a genetics expert based at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto and Full-Professor at the University of Toronto, has studied DNA repeat expansions, a type of genetic mutation common to neurodegenerative disease, for decades. Recently, his team successfully reversed one version of this type of mutation in a Huntington’s disease animal model, a discovery that may have significant implications for a specific form of ALS.”
TAGS: ALS, chronic health condition, genetic links, neurodegenerative disease, Hospital for Sick Children

MRI texture features can predict response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with breast …
“Dr. Gregory J. Czarnota, The Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, The University of Toronto as well as Ryerson University. Pathological response …”
TAGS: MRI, chemotherapy, breast cancer, medical imaging, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Ryerson University

New study to explore potential of magnetic nanoparticles to help treat type 2 diabetes
UBC Faculty of Medicine
“With support from a federal research award, Dr. Sarah Gray, associate professor of UBC faculty of medicine’s Northern Medical Program, … function, they can have detrimental side effects on cardiovascular and bone health,” … An estimated one third of Canadians have diabetes or prediabetes, with type …”
TAGS: diabetes, type 2, cardiovascular health, bone health