Daily Media Digest June 13, 2023

Exercise improves cognitive function for chronic stroke patients
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“After experiencing one or more strokes, patients in a six-month exercise training study group experienced significant cognitive gains.”
TAGS: stroke, dementia, healthy aging, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Common, inexpensive diabetes drug could cut long COVID risk, study finds
“A well-known, inexpensive diabetes drug appears to cut the risk of developing long COVID, hopeful-but-early new research suggests.”
TAGS: diabetes, long COVID, University Health Network, University of Alberta

New diagnostic platform uses nanotechnology and machine learning to identify infectious diseases quickly
McGill University
“To address these problems, McGill University Professor of Bioengineering Sara Mahshid’s lab has developed an all-in-one detection platform (QolorEX) that can deliver test results in just 13 minutes.”
TAGS: infectious diseases, diagnosis, artificial intelligence, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Canadian task force updating guidelines, amid push for screening at 40
Ottawa Citizen
“… this week’s announcement from the federal government that it is investing up to $500,000 to allow the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care to expedite its review of breast cancer screening guidelines.”
TAGS: breast cancer, cancer screening, Canadian Cancer Society

Government of Canada Supports Research on COVID-19 Treatments for Transplant Recipients
“Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, announced $1.8 million in funding over three years to the Canadian Donation and …”
TAGS: organ donation, transplant, University of Alberta, Government of Canada

AECL & CNL build on longstanding relationship with the University of New Brunswick through collaborative research agreement
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)
“As we drive nuclear innovation for Canada, it is critical that we collaborate with Canadian universities and research organizations in order to best leverage our collective expertise and capabilities in Canada …”
TAGS: Canadian research, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), University of New Brunswick

Campion College and University of Regina offer new certificate in Health and Medical Humanities
University of Regina
“… University of Regina are offering a new certificate program in Health and Medical Humanities. The program is geared toward students and health-care professionals already working in the field.”
TAGS: education, medicine, University of Regina