Daily Media Digest February 1, 2024

Cancer + past stroke increases stroke risk nearly 3-fold
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“A study co-led by Drs Deborah Siegal and Rinku Sutradhar found that people who had a stroke prior to a cancer diagnosis were nearly three times more likely to have a future stroke compared to other cancer patients. They also found …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, stroke, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa

Researchers find early symptoms of psychosis spectrum disorder in youth accessing mental health services
University of Toronto
“We wanted to ensure that the study was embedded in the clinical program so that research assessments could be immediately utilized within … who is the CAMH Chair in Mental Health Nursing Research.”
KEYWORDS: health care, mental health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), University of Toronto

Government of Canada announces appointments to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Governing Council
“Appointees play a fundamental role in Canadian democracy as they serve on commissions, boards, Crown corporations, agencies and tribunals across the country …”
KEYWORDS: health research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), University of Calgary, University of Toronto

Donation of lasers aids research into Parkinson’s disease
University of Windsor
“Researchers in the Faculty of Human Kinetics hope to shed light on a possible novel treatment for Parkinson’s disease thanks to …”
KEYWORDS: brain health, Parkinson’s disease, WE-Spark Health Institute, University of Windsor

GSK Canada’s submission for momelotinib for the treatment of myelofibrosis accepted for review by Health Canada
GSK Canada
“Myelofibrosis is a rare blood cancer that can lead to splenomegaly (enlarged spleen); constitutional symptoms such as fatigue, night sweats, and bone pain; and severely low blood counts, including anemia and …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, clinical trial, GSK Canada, Health Canada