Daily Media Digest January 15, 2024

Results of the 2023 Emerging Scholar Research Grants Competition
Canadian Cancer Society
“By making a significant investment in the advancement of emerging scholars, CCS aims to strengthen the future of the cancer research ecosystem in Canada. This opportunity aims at …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, funding, Canadian Cancer Society

Prescribing opioids to people with opioid use disorder prevented deaths in B.C.
BC Centre for Disease Control
“​People with an opioid use disorder who were prescribed at least one day’s supply of opioids as part of the Province of British Columbia’s Risk Mitigation Guidance were 61 per cent …”
KEYWORDS: mental health and addiction, BC Centre for Disease Control, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)

How does exercise make your brain better? Western University study aims to find out
“A new study launched by a Western University researcher aims to clarify the link between exercise and brain health and participants are welcome to …”
KEYWORDS: brain health, mental health, physical activity, Western University

Palliative partnerships restore sight for transplant patients
Alberta Health Services
“It’s such a vulnerable time for (hospice) residents and families — they’re already dealing with so much. How are we going to have these conversations?”
KEYWORDS: organ donation, palliative care, Alberta Health Services

National suicide prevention helpline getting around 1000 calls per day: CAMH
Global News
“… Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The 988 helpline, led by CAMH and funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), was rolled …”
KEYWORDS: mental health, emergency care, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)