Daily Media Digest June 15, 2022

Biomedical research enriched by patient input – Sunnybrook Hospital
Sunnybrook Hospital
“Mulvihill, a scientist at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, focuses on islets – clusters of cells in the pancreas that secrete hormones to …”
TAGS: clinical research, diabetes research projects, Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Current hepatitis B prevention and treatment strategies are inadequate to meet Ontario’s targets

University of Waterloo
“The study was a collaboration between University of Waterloo, University of Guelph and University Health Network in Toronto and was funded by …”
TAGS: Hepatitis B virus, liver-related deaths, University of Waterloo, University Health Network

Linking hospitals to province-wide pharmacies to prevent medication harm
“Software that shares patient information between hospital and community care providers has the ability to protect patients from adverse drug reactions.”
TAGS: prescription medications, adverse drug events (ADEs), ActionADE software, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Why a single study has led to a new ALS treatment’s approval in Canada, but not the U.S.

Toronto Star
“’We’re very excited, it’s a big thing for Canadians,’ said Tammy Moore, CEO of the ALS Society of Canada. “With these therapies, what we …”
TAGS: ALS treatment, Albrioza, Health Canada, ALS Society of Canada

Sanofi Canada furthers commitment to Canadians living with diabetes through mental health …
“CNW Telbec/ – Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, diabetes care has been significantly impacted by the reduction in access to healthcare …”
TAGS: diabetes management, mental health, Sanofi Canada

Will COVID-19 vaccines become seasonal like the flu shot? – The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
“… to provide regular booster shots, said Rob Kozak, a scientist and clinical microbiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.”
TAGS: flu shots, COVID-19, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University