Daily Media Digest January 20, 2023

Researchers uncover molecular vulnerability in childhood brain cancer, identify treatment
University of Toronto
“… potential breakthrough in medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer that predominantly affects children and infants – a finding that could lead to new, targeted treatments that are less harmful to developing brains.”
TAGS: brain cancer, pediatric health, McMaster University, BioCanRx

Canadian Pediatric Cancer Consortium launches to advance research in paediatric cancer care
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
“The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is investing $23 million to establish the first Canadian Pediatric Cancer Consortium.”
TAGS: pediatric cancer, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Researchers Combine New Technologies to Examine Blood Proteins in COVID-19 Patients
Ontario Hospital Association
“… a team at Lawson Health Research Institute have discovered unique patterns of blood plasma proteins in critically ill patients that may help develop a more personalized approach to treating severe COVID-19.”
TAGS: COVID-19, blood testing, innovative research, Lawson Health Research Institute

Here’s how to cope if you’re feeling down this Blue Monday
CTV News Regina
“According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), … The CAMH defines seasonal affective disorder as a type of depression that …”
TAGS: mental health, seasonal affective disorder, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Why we should listen to new national alcohol guidelines?
Global News
“Dr. Alan Katz from the University of Manitoba joins Global News to talk about we should be listening to new alcohol guidelines released today …”
TAGS: alcohol consumption, cancer, University of Manitoba

Rising food prices could be leading society toward long-term health issues: professor
CTV News Windsor
“High food prices have some people leaning toward cheaper — and less healthy — meal alternatives. One University of Windsor professor says that’s …”
TAGS: food insecurity, healthcare system, nutrition, University of Windsor