Daily Media Digest June 19, 2023

Using 3D Bioprinting to Fight Asthma and Lung Disease
Carleton University
“To better understand asthma and other lung diseases and work toward more effective remedies, Carleton University Systems and Computer Engineering …”
TAGS: asthma, respiratory health, medtech, Carleton University

Indigenous Children Eye Exam project expands to Saskatchewan
Hamilton Health Sciences
“These teams also train local, northern health-care providers such as nurses on how to provide vision screening and support weekly telemedicine clinics.”
TAGS: optometry, Indigenous health, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University

Better mental health means a better life for kids with FASD – Researchers team up to build a strategy that will address complex needs
Women and Children’s Health Research Institute
“Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder impacts at least four per cent of Canadians and is more prevalent than autism, cerebral palsy and down syndrome combined …”
TAGS: fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), CanFASD Research Network, Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, Alberta Health Services

Clinical Vision Science looks to Virtual Reality technology to improve care
Dalhousie University
“By identifying research needs and requirements with the IWK eye clinic and Dalhousie, we’ve created a patent pending platform that facilitates research and clinical assessment using VR.”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, optometry, IWK Health, Dalhousie University

Osteoporosis is a silent disease. Here’s what experts say about how to prevent it
“Osteoporosis Canada recommends that adults aged 50 and over get 1,200 milligrams of calcium per day. If you can’t get that much through your diet, you …”
TAGS: osteoporosis, healthy aging, University Health Network, Osteoporosis Canada, University of Alberta

Inspiring health transformation through a $1M donation to create a Chair in Indigenous Health
Queen’s University
“To transform health sciences education, we need to use Indigenous-informed and culturally-safe practices; decolonize our curriculum; and, promote the overall health and well-being of Indigenous peoples.”
TAGS: Indigenous health, education, funding, Queen’s University