Daily Media Digest February 28, 2023

AstraZeneca Announces Major Investment in Ontario Life Sciences Sector
AstraZeneca Canada
“The investment will contribute to AstraZeneca’s Research & Development Hub (R&D) in Mississauga, which focuses on leading global clinical studies in areas including breast, lung and prostate cancer, COVID-19, and chronic kidney disease.”
TAGS: rare diseases, innovative research, clinical research, AstraZeneca Canada, Innovative Medicines Canada, Life Sciences Ontario

Preterm births decreased during early months of pandemic, global study co-led by UM finds
UM Today – University of Manitoba
“This represents one of the first large-scale analyses of birth outcomes during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
TAGS: preterm birth, infant mortality, pandemic, University of Manitoba

Western researchers among those receiving federal funds to improve transitions in care outcomes
Global News
“Two research teams based at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry will receive nearly $1.5 million in funding as part of the …”
TAGS: health care system, chronic illness, disability, Western University

Bhangra dancing improves heart health of South Asian children
BC Children’s Hospital
“Studies have found that South Asian children have been shown to have higher blood sugar levels, waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) when compared to children of other ethnic groups.”
TAGS: heart disease, cardiorespiratory health, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Provincial Health Services Authority

What is the Marburg virus? Canada’s travel advice as outbreak confirmed
CTV News
“Isaac Bogoch, an infectious diseases expert at Toronto’s University Health Network, told CTV’s Your Morning on Monday. “But of course, simultaneous …”
TAGS: Marburg virus, infectious diseases, University Health Network

Sickle cell disease: The worldwide prevalence of SCD and disparities patients face in health care
The Varsity
“However, scientific research and clinical data have proven that this … His work at SickKids for SCD demonstrates that the disease stretches …”
TAGS: sickle cell disease, systemic racism, Canadian health care, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)