Daily Media Digest February 5, 2020

Improving global health through breast milk

UM Today (press release)
““Breast milk is fascinating,” says UM assistant professor Dr. Meghan Azad, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease and …”
TAGS: global health, breast milk, children and youth health

Suicide attempts higher in teens, young adults with diabetes: study
CTV News
“… according to a study published in Diabetes Care by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and the Institut national …”
TAGS: mental health, children and youth health, chronic illness, diabetes

Program in Ottawa helps adults with dementia maintain social and physical activities
The Globe and Mail
“The 48-year-old was forced to take early retirement and relinquish his driver’s license when he was diagnosed with a form of young-onset dementia in October. He stopped seeing his friends and quit attending family gatherings, as his condition sapped his motivation to leave the house.”
TAGS: young-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, community health

Type 1 diabetes pressures the heart from the start
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
“Children with Type 1 diabetes have six-fold greater odds of abnormal blood pressure than children without diabetes, according to a new study from BC Children’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia (UBC) that was recently published in Pediatric Diabetes.”
TAGS: diabetes, hypertension, chronic illness

BC Women’s Cord Blood Bank turns five
BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre
“BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre is one of four hospitals in Canada that collects and stores cord blood from patients who give birth at the hospital.”
TAGS: stem cell, chord blood donation, women’s health

Battling an Eating Disorder at a Young Age
Hamilton Health Sciences
“Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) may not come to mind when you think of eating disorders. Also known as ARFID, it’s defined as a persistent failure to meet appropriate nutritional and/or energy needs.”
TAGS: eating disorder, mental health, children and youth health