Daily Media Digest June 26, 2023

Even a modest reduction in kidney function increases health risks in young adults
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“A study of more than 8 million adults in Ontario, Canada suggests that even a modest loss of kidney function is associated with increased health risks.”
TAGS: kidney disease, heart disease, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa

The Air That We Breathe: New Study Assesses Pollution’s Impact On COPD
The Daily Scan
“A new report led by Providence Research scientist Don Sin summarizes the impact of air pollution on COPD and provides a direction to improve the care and outcomes for patients with COPD worldwide.”
TAGS: respiratory health, Providence Research, Providence Health Care

U of A Indigenous researchers lead process to create new guidelines for including Indigenous people in Canadian clinical trials
University of Alberta
“Community engagement is key to overcoming distrust due to historical injustices, says Inuk researcher …”
TAGS: clinical trials, Indigenous Health, University of Alberta

AI use in pharmacotherapy still in the early stages
UdeM Nouvelles
“AI promises to transform drug development and dispensing, but many challenges first need to be overcome. An overview.”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, pharmacy, Canadian research, Université de Montréal

Revised international guidelines, protocols and tools for sport-related concussion
CHEO Research Institute
“Dr. Roger Zemek, CHEO Research Institute Senior Scientist and CHEO Emergency physician, part of multiple systematic reviews and tool updates …”
TAGS: concussion, brain health, prevention, CHEO Research Institute

People with disabilities in Canada one step closer to financial independence
March of Dimes Canada
“The Canada Disability Benefit Act creates a new supplemental income for people living with a disability, which seeks to support financial security for a community that is twice as likely to live in poverty.”
TAGS: disability, inclusion, March of Dimes Canada, CNIB