Daily Media Digest June 21, 2022

Supporting Indigenous health in Nova Scotia
Doctors Nova Scotia
“But in an interview for doctorsNS magazine, Dr. Brent Young, the academic director for Indigenous health at Dalhousie Medical School, says focusing only on these aspects misses the root cause of the disparity Indigenous people face – colonialism.”
TAGS: Indigenous health, holistic care, Dalhousie University

The gift of multiple perspectives: Mi’kmaq Elder advances two-eyed seeing

Royal College
“Albert Marshall’s concept of two-eyed seeing encourages the understanding and use of Indigenous ways of knowing alongside mainstream (Western or Eurocentric) knowledge, as a means of improving health and wellness for all people.”
TAGS: Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award, health and wellness, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Studying the Brain in Miniature

UHN Research
“A team of researchers led by Dr. Phedias Diamandis at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has linked a protein called RuvB-like 2 (RUVBL2) to certain rare neurodevelopmental disorders.”
TAGS: neurodevelopmental disorders, cerebral organoids, University Health Network

An online tool to improve the health-care experiences of the LGBTQ2S population

Toronto Metropolitan University
“A new tool designed by Toronto Metropolitan University nursing professor Erin Ziegler is being used around the world to reduce barriers toward equitable health care for LGBTQ2S individuals.”
TAGS: equitable healthcare, virtual case simulations, Toronto Metropolitan University

Prolonged sitting is bad for your health but there’s a way to mitigate the risk, study finds

CTV News Vancouver
“Research carried out by Simon Fraser University’s Scott Lear and Wei Li of Beijing’s Chinese Academy of Medical Science tracked 100,000 people in …”
TAGS: heart disease, physical activity, Simon Fraser University

First made-in-Canada CAR-T cell therapy for cancer shows promise in clinical trial

HRI Portal
“More than a dozen people with cancer who had exhausted all treatment options are alive and cancer-free today thanks to a pioneering Canadian clinical trial of a highly personalized kind of immunotherapy.”
TAGS: CAR-T therapy, CLIC trial, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute