Daily Media Digest February 17, 2023

How a chronic lung disease in preterm babies also affects the brain
CTV News
“Dr. Bernard Thébaud and his team have uncovered clues as to why premature babies with the chronic lung disease bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) may have problems thinking, learning and remembering.”
TAGS: lung disease, pediatric health, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Stem Cell Network, CHEO

Is the brain wired differently in people with addictions?
UdeM Nouvelles
“A meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies by Stéphane Potvin points to neurobiological deficits in people with substance abuse problems.”
TAGS: substance use and addiction, brain health, mental health, Université de Montréal

How changing the tune of medical devices can improve public health, help health-care workers
CTV News
“A new Canadian-led study into the effectiveness of medical alarms has revealed musical notes are “less bothersome” than industry-standard flat …”
TAGS: patient safety, medical alarm, Canadian research, McMaster University

International conference provides forum for ideas to improve youth mental health and addictions care
Your IWK
“Attendees will learn about a model of care founded on shared-decision-making, collaboration and what’s most important to the people receiving mental health and addictions treatment.”
TAGS: pediatric health, mental health, IWK Health, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Health care leaders are relying on their ‘human skills’ in challenging times
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
“As a charge therapist in UHN’s Respiratory Therapy department covering both Toronto General Hospital and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Philip Graham knows that working in today’s health care landscape requires more than everyday clinical skills.”
TAGS: respiratory health, patient care, pandemic, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

Lassonde professor receives grant to support stem cell research
“His project, titled ‘Tissue Engineering of 3D bone marrow niche for hematopoietic stem cells vs acute myeloid leukemia stem cell molecular target and therapeutics discovery,’ will focus on developing safer bone marrow transplants for patients…”
TAGS: bone marrow transplant, biomedical research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), York University