Daily Media Digest February 15, 2024

The federal government is failing Canadian health research
The Hill Times
“Canada risks losing out by inadequately investing in health researchers working to unlock new discoveries …”
KEYWORDS: healthcare, funding, life sciences, HealthCareCAN

The importance of risky play for childhood development
“Dr. Suzanne Beno co-authors a position statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society on the importance of risky outdoor play for physical, mental and social health …”
KEYWORDS: mental health, pediatric health, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Investigating the molecular mysteries of cancer
Queen’s University
“However, a few driver mutations may impact normal processes and lead to the development of cancer. Our research primarily centers on mutations that occur in sporadic cancers, which are not inherited.”
KEYWORDS: cancer, Canada Research Chair, Queen’s University

Growing Strong: Research on Iron Deficiency Aims to Improve Women’s Health
Carleton Newsroom
“If left untreated, a low level of iron can cause iron deficiency anemia – a condition where the body struggles to create enough hemoglobin for its red blood cells, which are …”
KEYWORDS: anemia, women’s health, Carleton University

COVID-19 rapid tests: how good are they?
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
“A new study indicates that COVID-19 self-tests effectively identify non-infected individuals as well people with high viral loads and high infectiousness …”
KEYWORDS: COVID-19, rapid testing, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

A Major, Structuring Grant From the FRQS for the Vision Sciences Research Network
Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM)
“We see the multiplication of collaborations as an important mobilizing force that will enable a better understanding of eye diseases, as well as the development of innovative solutions for those …”
KEYWORDS: funding, vision, Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM)