Daily Media Digest July 20, 2023

Pilot study looking into ketamine as a treatment for suicidal thoughts in teens
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
“Suicide in teenagers is on the rise in Canada, and the magnitude of the problem is likely underestimated as some suicide deaths are counted as accidental.”
TAGS: mental health, pediatric health, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Provincial Health Services Authority

Pediatric Health Leaders Applaud Historic Expansion of Children’s Health Care
“Today, the Ontario Government Made Kids Count with a historic investment of $330 million to expand children’s health care across the province.”
TAGS: pediatric health, CHEO, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), McMaster Children’s Hospital

New research aims to make prostate cancer prognostics more precise
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
“A team of RI-MUHC researchers is developing DNA biomarkers to better pinpoint treatment options for patients with prostate cancer …”
TAGS: prostate cancer, Canadian research, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Clinical trial at The Neuro offers hope for rare form of MS that causes sudden blindness
The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital)
“Seven years ago, after a week of unbearable migraines, Brett Murphy was lying in a hospital bed seeing the world in blurry black and white …”
TAGS: patient perspective, autoimmune disease, The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital)

Nova Scotia leads the world with technology that could revolutionize radiation treatment
Nova Scotia Health
“Ultimately, it’s hoped the accuracy of the images gathered in real time will mean tumors receive fewer, larger doses of radiation with less damage to healthy tissue.”
TAGS: cancer, chemotherapy, artificial intelligence, Nova Scotia Health