Daily Media Digest January 26, 2023

Investments in Canada’s health research must be part of solution
The Hamilton Spectator
“If Canada is going to innovate its way out of the challenges facing our health system, we need a renewed, long-term commitment to both fundamental and strategic research, Paul-Émile Cloutier and Dr. David Hill write.”
TAGS: health research and innovation, fundamental science, HealthCareCAN, Lawson Health Research Institute

New online calculator predicts risk of developing kidney disease
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital have developed and validated an online calculator that can estimate a person’s risk of developing chronic kidney disease.”
TAGS: kidney disease, heart and metabolic disease, artificial intelligence, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Early intervention with cryoablation for better heart outcomes
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“A long-term analysis found the cardiac procedure to be more protective against heart-related disease than conventional medication.”
TAGS: cardiac health, atrial fibrillation, arrhythmia, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Successes of 2022 help set the stage for an exciting year ahead for Waypoint
HRI Portal
“At Waypoint we have already jumped head first into planning for what’s ahead in 2023, building on multiple accomplishments in 2022 and the work already underway to support healing and hope.”
TAGS: mental health, patient-orientated research, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

Mental health awareness critical for children on Bell Let’s Talk Day, and every day, says UCalgary researcher
University of Calgary
“Throughout my career, I have focused considerable efforts on examining the social factors that shape children’s mental health. Now more than ever, it is so important to use research as a catalyst for informing clinical care, as well as improving mental health and treatment outcomes for children.”
TAGS: mental health, pediatric health, University of Calgary

Is COVID still a global health emergency? WHO will decide Friday
The Toronto Star
“’This is a formal definition,’ Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious diseases specialist at University Health Network, said of the designation.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health emergency, University Health Network, World Health Organization