Daily Media Digest December 4, 2023

Viral success: McMaster researchers discover new way to protect against infections like COVID-19
Brighter World – McMaster University
“An exciting therapeutic discovery involving synthetic aptamers being worked on by McMaster researchers is showing promise in protecting against viral infections like COVID-19 …”
KEYWORDS: COVID-19, infection, prevention, McMaster University

Applying mathematics to lung cancer prevention
BC Cancer Research
“He and colleagues are currently analyzing data for smoking and e-cigarettes usage rates in Canada and for e-cigarettes for the U.S. Smoking rates in the U.S. are …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, respiratory health, BC Cancer Research, Provincial Health Services Authority

First-of-their-kind wearables capture body sounds to continuously monitor health
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
“Researchers from the Montreal Children’s Hospital participated in a study that tested new devices on a range of patients, including premature babies.”
KEYWORDS: pediatric health, medtech, Montreal Children’s Hospital, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Patients have lower healthcare costs with female surgeons, study finds
Sunnybrook Hospital
“A new study co-authored by Dr. Angela Jerath, a scientist and anesthesiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, suggests that patients treated by …”
KEYWORDS: health care system, surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Innovative Canadian research and access to new drugs hold the promise to treating Cystic Fibrosis
HRI Portal
“CF impacts multiple organ systems, but the primary cause of mortality is recurrent airway infection and inflammation that progressively destroys the lungs. Tragically, half of those who died in the past year were under the age of 39.”
KEYWORDS: Canadian research, respiratory health, Cystic Fibrosis Canada

988 suicide crisis helpline launches across Canada
“She is also a psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the country’s largest teaching hospital for mental health based in …”
KEYWORDS: mental health, suicide prevention, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

March of Dimes Canada Secures $1.1M in Federal Funding to Empower Stroke Survivors
“March of Dimes Canada is pleased to announce a $1.1 million federal investment in its After Stroke program, a national personalized …”
KEYWORDS: disability, funding, stroke, recovery and rehabilitation, March of Dimes Canada