Daily Media Digest January 19, 2024

Exposure to AI models may improve clinical efficiency and care
Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
“Clinical users who observed an AI model were able to predict results and reduce invasive scans for children with hydronephrosis …”
KEYWORDS: artificial intelligence, pediatric health, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

CAMH and YouTube Health Partner to Promote Mental Health Literacy in Canada
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
“In an effort to provide accessible, accurate, and high-quality health information to Canadians, YouTube and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) are partnering as part of the global YouTube Health initiative.”
KEYWORDS: mental health, education, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Analysis: Time for a Weed-Free January? How cannabis users could benefit from a ‘dry’ month
McMaster University
“Though daily use and cannabis use disorder are not identical, daily use is nonetheless a reasonable way to identify people who are more likely to experience negative consequences and might benefit from taking a break.”
KEYWORDS: cannabis, mental health and addiction, McMaster University

$6.5 million grant awarded to build consortium for improving the lives of Crohn’s patients
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry – Western University
“Patients with Crohn’s disease may require difficult surgeries in their lifetimes that typically involve the removal of diseased bowel. Some patients may end up with a permanent ileostomy …”
KEYWORDS: Canadian research, Crohn’s disease, funding, Western University

Dementia Biomarkers are Changing Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Practice
Roche Canada
“The key to transforming the life of people with Alzheimer’s disease is to diagnose as early as possible and to intervene with the right care plans. New diagnostics tests …”
KEYWORDS: health care, neurodegenerative disease, Roche Canada