Daily Media Digest February 10, 2023

PHSA ranked #1 nationally for research spending growth and #4 top research hospital in annual list
Provincial Health Services Authority
“​​​Research Infosource, a leading Canadian research, consulting, and publishing firm, has named PHSA as number one in Canada in terms of growth in research spending in its annual ‘Top 10 Research Hospitals by Growth’ list.”
TAGS: research funding, Canadian research, Provincial Health Services Authority, Research Infosource

New one-and-done therapy can help curb severe COVID-19 infection: Canadian-led study
CTV News
“… said Dr. Jordan Feld, study co-author and a senior scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute at University Health Network.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, immune system, University Health Network

Ottawa to provide $2B over 10 years for ‘Indigenous health priorities’
“The federal government announced Tuesday that ‘Indigenous health … A number of First Nations leaders spoke out about not being invited to sit at …”
TAGS: Indigenous health, research funding, health care, Canada Health Transfer

Study highlights risks of alcohol consumption in wake of new guidelines
Global News
“Researchers at the University of Calgary have discovered a troubling link between the COVID-19 pandemic and the spike in alcohol-related liver disease.”
TAGS: liver disease, alcohol consumption, hepatitis, University of Calgary

COVID-19 vaccine uptake plunges in Canada
The Toronto Star
“Those who are farther than six months from their last vaccine have a higher chance of a breakthrough infection and the viral load will also be higher, explained Dawn Bowdish, a professor at McMaster University and a Canada Research Chair in aging and immunity.”
TAGS: COVID-19 vaccine, respiratory health, cardiac health, McMaster University