Daily Media Digest December 15, 2022

London researchers find vaping can alter an important part of the lung
“A study published by researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry highlights …”
TAGS: lung health, vaping, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University

How COVID-19 damages your heart
Providence Research
“A study from the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital characterised the collage of ways COVID-19 damages the heart in a manner unique from other viruses.”
TAGS: cardiovascular health, COVID-19, viral injury, Providence Research

Hypertranscription by Tumors Is Linked to Poorer Cancer Outcomes: Study
The Scientist
“A newly developed algorithm allowed researchers to measure transcription levels more accurately than ever before, leading to the discovery that the degree of hypertranscription in a patient’s tumor cells …”
TAGS: cancer, genomics, immunotherapy, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, SickKids

Bold and urgent collaboration is critical to create a sustainable, crisis-ready health care system in Canada
HRI Portal
“Canada’s health care systems have long been a point of pride and a pillar of the country’s national identity. But these systems are on the brink of collapse, harming health care workers and significantly impeding patient care.”
TAGS: health care system, pandemic preparedness, AstraZeneca Canada, University of Toronto

Government of Canada Welcomes Task Force Report on Post COVID-19 Condition
“Given the complexity of this condition, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor, Dr. Mona Nemer, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), …”
TAGS: COVID-19, long COVID, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Nurse 2 Nurse Peer Support: 2022 recipient of the Jordan James Pickell Mental Health Achievement Recognition Award
Mood Disorders Society of Canada
“This award is presented to an organization who has made outstanding contributions to mental health education and anti-stigma activities that have had a positive impact on the mental health community.”
TAGS: mental health, mood disorders, education and support, Mood Disorders Society of Canada