Daily Media Digest February 6, 2020

Eating eggs may not impact heart health at all
National Post
“People who eat an egg a day are no more likely than those who … How eggs are prepared might also make a difference, and the study didn’t … Research Centre at Robarts Research Institute in London, Canada.”
TAGS: dietary health, heart disease, cardiovascular health

Study aims to predict the risk of blood clots after traumatic injury
UCalgary News
“Today, as both a clinician and a researcher in the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health at the CSM, Schneider spends half her time performing surgery and treating orthopaedic trauma patients, and the other half doing research on how inflammation affects fracture healing and an individual’s risk of developing venous thromboembolism (blood clots) or excessive bleeding after a traumatic injury.”
TAGS: blood clots, surgery outcomes, orthopaedic research

Back Pain Breakthrough
“Then, in the fall of 2016, a breakthrough. She was referred to the Inter-professional Spine Assessment and Education Clinic (now called the Rapid Assessment Clinic), which was launched in 2012 by a team at UHN led by Dr. Raja Rampersaud, an orthopedic surgeon and clinician investigator at Krembil, to help pain sufferers get assessed and treated faster.”
TAGS: chronic pain, back pain, osteoarthritis

Western profs applauded for their arthritis research

The Gazette • Western University’s Newspaper
“Two Western University professors have gained national recognition for their research work developing a new treatment for arthritis sufferers.”
TAGS: arthritis, chronic illness, innovative research

It’s all in the sweat: new equipment helps detect cystic fibrosis
CTV News
“Health Sciences North in Sudbury is hoping to keep its littlest patients closer to home with a newly acquired chloridometer.”
TAGS: early diagnosis, cystic fibrosis, genetic testing

Reducing the Barriers to Mental Health Care for Healthcare Professionals
University of Toronto
“In an effort to break down social barriers around mental health, health care and academic institutions have looked to work-place based peer support programs as a conduit to help employees access care.”
TAGS: mental health, healthcare professionals

Arthritis Research Canada shows lupus patients who take their medications at lower risk for type 2 …
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“An Arthritis Research Canada study has revealed good … “This research suggests a 39% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes …”
TAGS: lupus, diabetes, chronic illness