Daily Media Digest January 10, 2023

World first: Sunnybrook and SickKids clinical trial delivers chemotherapy to pediatric brain tumours using MRI-guided focused ultrasound
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
“The first pediatric patient recently successfully underwent the procedure as part of a safety and feasibility clinical trial in children with this tumour.”
TAGS: clinical trial, chemotherapy, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, SickKids

Triple-negative breast cancer: the RI-MUHC enrolls first patients in international Phase 3 clinical trial
“TNBC has a high recurrence rate and a high potential for metastasis. It shows resistance to conventional treatments, leading to very poor prognosis and survival outcomes.”
TAGS: cancer research, breast cancer treatment, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Middle-aged adults with frailty had more challenges accessing health care in pandemic, says McMaster study
Brighter World – McMaster University
“… difficult during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic than their older counterparts, says McMaster University researcher Lauren Griffith.”
TAGS: healthcare access, mental health, frailty, McMaster University

Diabetes testing practices in Ontario LTCS: Too much of a good thing?
Women’s College Hospital
“These findings suggest that asymptomatic diabetes testing in LTC may create an unnecessary burden on LTC residents, staff, and the healthcare system.”
TAGS: diabetes, long-term care, chronic conditions, Women’s College Hospital

Risk of dementia linked to air pollution exposure, new study says
The Weather Network
“Researchers at Western University have uncovered a connection between exposure to air pollutants and a greater risk of dementia.”
TAGS: dementia, immune system, Western University, Western’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Why Obesity is More Risky for Men: York U Study
Mirage News
“A newly published study from York University sheds light on the biological underpinnings in sex differences in obesity-related disease, with researchers observing …”
TAGS: diabetes, obesity, York University, Canadian Institutes of Health Research