Daily Media Digest February 7, 2023

Canadian innovation in ovarian cancer research can save the lives of women in Canada and around the world
The Hill Times
“With the federal investment of $10-million, Ovarian Cancer Canada worked closely with the ovarian cancer research community to re-imagine the traditional approach to medical research.”
TAGS: cancer treatment, innovative research, Ovarian Cancer Canada

New research suggests link between contaminants and diabetes
Carleton University
“Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks and stroke, and health experts aren’t sure why incidence has been increasing so dramatically.”
TAGS: diabetes, Canadian research, JDRF Canada, Carleton University

National study shows Indigenous patients with autoimmune liver disease face worse symptoms and outcomes
“It affects an estimated 318 people per million in Canada. Nine out of 10 patients are female, according to the Canadian Liver Foundation.”
TAGS: autoimmune liver disease, Indigenous health, genetic risk, University of Alberta

Researchers counter healthy aging issues, isolation in cities with $6.8 million funding
SFU News
“Researchers from SFU and UBC are working to counter ‘epidemic levels’ of physical inactivity, loneliness and social isolation among older people in our cities.”
TAGS: geriatric health, loneliness and social isolation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Simon Fraser University

Ask an expert: Who runs the (science) world?
Vancouver Costal Health Research Institute
“In honour of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, researchers at VCHRI share their experiences and offer advice for the next generation of women scientists.”
TAGS: multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, dementia, Vancouver Costal Health Research Institute