Daily Media Digest June 20, 2022

Taking opioids at home after surgery: More harms than benefits
McGill University Health Centre
“… a team of researchers from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) conducted a study to estimate the impact of …”
TAGS: opioids, postoperative pain, opioid-free analgesia, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Canadian girl with autism in world-first test on how brain stimulation could stop severe self-harm

CTV News
“That’s when they took her to The Hospital for Sick Children, where Ellie was admitted. It was an appointment with fate. There, scientists had been …”
TAGS: autism, pediatric neuroscience, ASD self-harm, SickKids

McMaster University professor behind robot-assisted breast cancer diagnostics
Hamilton Spectator
“A McMaster University professor is behind a project to see technology first designed for use in space perform robot-assisted biopsy and …”
TAGS: breast cancer, robot-assisted biopsy, medtech, McMaster University

The National Institute of Ageing’s work on vaccine policy recommendations and increasing vaccine accessibility
Toronto Metropolitan University
“Can the lessons learned about mass vaccination initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic be applied to protecting older adults from preventable diseases?
TAGS: vaccination rates, pneumonia, shingles, Toronto Metropolitan University

Body-checking experience does not protect against concussions and injuries, says U of C study

“A new study by the University of Calgary’s Sport Injury Prevention Research … The U of C study was designed in partnership with Hockey Canada, …”
TAGS: concussions, Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, University of Calgary

Six Canadian Giants in Health Join Canada’s Medical Hall of Fame

HRI Portal
“…the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) will induct six new Laureates whose contributions have led to extraordinary improvements in human health.”
TAGS: medicine and health science, Canadian innovation, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame