Daily Media Digest June 22, 2023

UM project to develop digital health solutions rooted in traditional Indigenous knowledge
UM Today – University of Manitoba
“… Nation has received approximately $50,000 in funding from AGE-WELL, a Canadian technology and aging network, and the Canadian Frailty Network.”
TAGS: aging, Indigenous health, University of Manitoba, Canadian Frailty Network

Canada’s Health Researchers Suggest Key Panel Report as Summer Reading For MPs
“HealthCareCAN is urging members of Parliament to remember that Canada’s health researchers and trainees are still waiting for much-needed federal funding increases to carry on their critical work.”
TAGS: federal funding, Canadian research, HealthCareCAN

Research Helps Connect Indigenous Peoples with Crohn’s and Colitis to Specialized Care
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
“He is one of the Indigenous patient partners involved in the IBD among Indigenous Peoples Research Team co-lead by Dr. Juan-Nicolás Peña-Sánchez at the University of Saskatchewan.”
TAGS: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Indigenous health, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Screening newborns for “bubble-baby” disease saves lives
UdeM Nouvelles
“Survival rates of babies after bone-marrow transplants jumped significantly after screening for SCID – severe combined immunodeficiency disease – began in North America in 2008, a major study finds.”
TAGS: immunodeficiency, pediatric health, newborn screening, Université de Montréal

Personalized Treatment for Mental Illness – Identifying causes for a more effective clinical response
Carleton University
“People with conditions such as major depressive disorder comprise diverse populations. Some individuals have trouble sleeping and don’t feel like eating, while others sleep and eat more than usual.”
TAGS: mental health, depression, innovative research, Carleton University, Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research

Canadian Cardiovascular Society receives $2M to expand study of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines
HRI Portal
“The first national study of its kind to probe the impact of COVID-19 and COVID-19 mRNA vaccines n the heart has received a $2M boost from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to …”
TAGS: mRNA vaccines, COVID-19, MYCOVACC, Canadian Cardiovascular Society