Daily Media Digest February 14, 2023

Study investigates the genetic basis of reading disability by focusing on key gene variants
University Health Network
“Reading disability, also known as developmental dyslexia, is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects 5–7% of individuals in North America.”
TAGS: neurodevelopmental disorder, autism, University Health Network

Lakehead University health researchers pull in grant funding
“Health researchers at Lakehead University have secured nearly $1.4 million in grants to support projects on Indigenous youth mental health services, the impact of the pandemic on Black and Indigenous communities, and prostate cancer diagnosis.”
TAGS: innovative research, funding, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Health research investment skyrocketing in New Brunswick
“Total investment in New Brunswick’s health research sector skyrocketed to $59 million in 2022, a 26 per cent increase over the year before.”
TAGS: Canadian research, funding, New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF)

The brain: a powerful sexual organ
UdeM Nouvelles
“Neurosexuality is an emerging conceptual framework of study and practice that looks at the relationship between the brain and sexual functioning.”
TAGS: neurological disorders, sexual rehabilitation, Université de Montréal

Recreation therapists help patients living with dementia feel seen, heard, valued
Hamilton Health Sciences
“The behavioural health program is a specialized service for adults who have been diagnosed with dementia and show responsive and/or reactive behaviours such as wandering, exit seeking, delusions, mood swings, agitation …”
TAGS: dementia, long term care, mental health, Hamilton Health Sciences

Building a better system for mental health nursing through the CAMH Clinical Externship Program
“Externships provide valuable hands-on experience to nursing students eager to improve their clinical knowledge …”
TAGS: nursing, mental health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health