Daily Media Digest July 26, 2023

Diabetes study finds a wealth of information at your fingertips
Hamilton Health Sciences
“Hamilton Health Sciences researchers and data science experts are using artificial intelligence to examine if the capillaries in nailbeds can identify …”
TAGS: diabetes, heart disease, Canadian Research, Hamilton Health Sciences

New healthy aging program to supercharge digital health for seniors
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“Trainees will take part in state-of-the-art courses on wearable technologies and machine learning, as well as interact directly with caregivers and patients in clinical care settings.”
TAGS: medtech, aging, health data, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Gilead Sciences Announces Its Largest Commitment to Health Equity for Australian and Canadian Indigenous Communities
Gilead Sciences
“$6 Million USD in Funding Will Help Address Health Disparities Among Indigenous Communities with a Focus on HIV and Viral Hepatitis …”
TAGS: hepatitis, HIV, Indigenous health, Gilead Sciences Canada

Working to identify mislabeled penicillin allergies
McGill University
“About one in 10 people are reported to have a penicillin allergy. Those patients are more likely to be prescribed alternative antibiotics that are often less effective against certain infections.”
TAGS: antibiotics, penicillin, allergy, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Organization gets $1.5M from the federal government to help Indigenous mental health workers
“An organization that supports Indigenous mental health workers across Canada received $1.5 million in federal funding to help the workers cope …”
TAGS: mental health, Indigenous health, First Peoples Wellness Circle