Daily Media Digest December 19, 2023

Predicting preeclampsia for safer pregnancies
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
“RI-MUHC scientist Dr. Stella Daskalopoulou aims to reduce pregnancy complications by developing a reliable early screening tool …”
KEYWORDS: pregnancy, maternal health, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Neurodegenerative gene focus of new Open Science project
The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital)
“A new project led by scientists at The Neuro is zeroing in on a gene important to the study of neurological diseases, with the goal of testing a drug therapy within five years. The primary objective is to…”
KEYWORDS: clinical trial, dementia, Open Science, The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital)

Anyone can be affected by brain injury – but some groups are at greater risk
“TBI is different for everyone but it often leads to a range of physical, emotional, behavioural, and cognitive changes that impact a person’s health and daily activities …”
KEYWORDS: brain health, prevention, traumatic brain injury, Sunnybrook

Immuno-oncology treatment approved for patient population in combination with chemotherapy in Canada
GSK Canada
“GSK today announced that Health Canada has approved a new indication for Jemperli (dostarlimab for injection) in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel for the treatment of adult patients with …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, GSK Canada, Health Canada

Keeping children healthy over the holidays
IWK Health
“We asked three of our experts for their advice on how to keep infants, children and families healthy this holiday season. Here’s what they said.”
KEYWORDS: pediatric health, respiratory health, IWK Health

Discover and Adopt (D+A) Call for Innovation | Deadline January 3, 2024
Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation, Baycrest
“The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation is seeking trailblazing solutions on behalf of healthcare organizations participating in the Discover + Adopt Program.  If you are an innovator with a solution that can target the identified pain points, apply to CABHI’s Discover + Adopt Call for Innovation by January 3, 2024.”