Daily Media Digest July 26, 2022

Brain changes observed in children with DCD after 10-week-long intervention
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
“New research shows that an occupational therapy program called CO-OP leads to changes in brain regions associated with movement, balance, and motor learning in children with developmental coordination disorder.”
TAGS: pediatric health, developmental disorders, Provincial Health Services Authority

Psychology professor sheds light on rare genetic disorder with award-winning documentary
Seneca News
“Holly Clayton never imagined she’d end up dedicating her life’s work to a rare hereditary and connective tissue disease. That changed after she began dating someone diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) during her undergraduate studies.”
TAGS: rare disorders, genetic disorders, documentary, PhD candidate, York University

McMaster prof working on cure for Type 1 diabetes
The Hamilton Spectator
“There’s no cure for Type 1 diabetes. But soon, courtesy of a Hamilton-based company, there could be one. Dr. Harald Stover, a chemistry professor at McMaster University and co-founder of Allarta Life Sciences, is behind breakthrough research …”
TAGS: diabetes, biotechnology, McMaster University

With ERs on the brink, doctors explain what patients should consider before they go
CTV News
“The Canadian Press spoke with emergency physicians across the country who discussed what patients should consider before seeking emergency care and why, for some patients, the emergency room is still one of the only options available.”
TAGS: COVID-19, emergency departments, health care, University Health Network, Nova Scotia Health, University of Alberta

Monkeypox now a global health threat. But risk not necessarily higher in Canada: experts
Global News
“I don’t think that that threat has necessarily increased at the moment, but it certainly has the potential to do so,”  said Dr. Donald Vinh, an infectious diseases specialist at McGill University Health Centre.”
TAGS: monkeypox, global health, McGill University Health Centre, Toronto General Hospital