Daily Media Digest July 7, 2021

‘Huge therapeutic potential’: University of Sask. researchers make progress on stroke treatment
CTV News
“A drug typically used to treat schizophrenia is showing positive signs during early stages of research, bringing down stroke-related swelling in the brain.”
TAGS: stroke, treatment, University of Saskatchewan

Why perturbation-based balance exercises like ‘the airplane’ benefit so many people
The Washington Post
“In PBT, the challenges are made to a person’s reactive balance control (the kind that helps you recover when you start to fall), rather than a person’s anticipatory balance control, which helps you maintain balance, says Avril Mansfield, a senior scientist at the Kite-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute …”
TAGS: rehabilitation, balance, University Health Network

How can we prevent overdose after early departure from hospital?
“A new study led by CHÉOS Scientist Dr. John Staples seeks to determine whether these deaths are the result of overdose and, if so, how they can be prevented.”
TAGS: addiction, substance use, overdose, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

McMaster researchers identify how VITT happens
McMaster University News
“A McMaster University team of researchers has found how, exactly, the COVID-19 vaccines that use adenovirus vectors trigger a rare but sometimes fatal blood clotting reaction …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, blood clot, McMaster University

Scientists warn on the dangerous implications of losing Indigenous and local knowledge systems
SFU News
“Five Simon Fraser University scholars are among international scientists sounding an alarm over the “pervasive social and ecological consequences” of the destruction and suppression of the knowledge systems of Indigenous Peoples and local communities.”
TAGS: Indigenous, knowledge, Simon Fraser University