Daily Media Digest February 2, 2023

UHN ranks first on list of Canada’s top 40 research hospitals by Research Infosource Inc.
University Health Network
“UHN is proud to announce it was once again ranked number one on the 2022 list of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals from Research Infosource Inc. UHN has held this leading position since the inception of the list in 2011.”
TAGS: research hospital, health research funding, University Health Network, Hospital for Sick Children

Bacterium decreases effectiveness of immunotherapy
UdeM Nouvelles
“A new study finds that antibodies linked to Helicobacter pylori infections may be associated with lower overall survival outcomes in melanoma patients treated with immunotherapy.”
TAGS: melanoma, cancer, immunotherapy, Université de Montréal

Revolutionizing the treatment of cancer in children
“… Dr. Tabori was testing the ability to use checkpoint inhibitors to treat hypermutant childhood cancers, cancers caused by mismatch repair deficiency, or MMRD.”
TAGS: chemotherapy and radiation, pediatric health, cancer, BioCanRx

International research team determines best first line of defense against common arrhythmia
University of Calgary
“But an international team of researchers from across Canada and in Germany have discovered cryoablation, which scars the heart’s tissue with the goal of interrupting the faulty electrical signals that cause the condition …”
TAGS: atrial fibrillation, heart failure, cryoablation, innovative research, University of Calgary

CAMH joins RNAO’s internationally recognized Best Practice Spotlight Organization® program
“Nurses know that mental health is essential to everyday health. RNAO and CAMH share a vision of increasing access and supports for anyone seeking care for mental illness and substance use …”
TAGS: mental illness, substance use, nursing, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)