Daily Media Digest June 8, 2023

New Report Shows That Some in Canada with Crohn’s and Colitis Are Being Left Behind
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
“The report includes findings that need to be addressed to improve the lives of those impacted with these diseases …”
TAGS: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), mental health, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, University of Calgary

New study indicates a single at-home sleep test can provide earlier diagnosis for obstructive sleep apnea; potentially alleviating long waitlists
CHEO Research Institute
“OSA is common in children and is characterized by occlusion of airway during sleep causing snoring, restless sleep and observed apneas at night as well as sleepiness or hyperactivity during the day.”
TAGS: sleep apnea, pediatric health, respiratory health, CHEO Research Institute

National Research Network thrilled to see progress for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in the Senate of Canada
“Having worked closely with the Bill’s sponsor, Senator Ravalia, in the development of this important piece of legislation, we are thrilled by this progress.”
TAGS: fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), national framework, CanFASD

How to better protect yourself from the health effects of wildfire smoke
“… like asthma or COPD, explained Dr. Samir Sinha, director of geriatrics at Sinai Health and the University Health Network in Toronto.”
TAGS: air quality, asthma, Unity Health Toronto, Health Canada, University Health Network

NB-IRDT announces proposed collaboration to consider real-world evidence to measure outcomes of BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) use in long-term care
“The NB-IRDT’s comprehensive linked data sets provide a unique opportunity to understand whether the individual outcomes also benefit long-term care facilities and the health-care system overall.”
TAGS: health data, long-term care, ResearchNB, AbbVie

Clinical trials in high resolution – New method enables researchers to identify subgroups of patients that benefit from therapies
HRI Portal
“A study published in JAMA and led by researchers at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI) has provided a new way to conduct clinical trials that enable treatments to be better tailored to individual patients.”
TAGS: clinical trial, COVID-19, University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI)

Bill Tholl Receives HealthcareCAN’s Prestigious Legacy of Leadership Award
“HealthCareCAN is proud to announce one of Canada’s most influential healthcare leaders, Bill Tholl, as the recipient of its 2023 Legacy of Leadership award.”
TAGS: award, leadership, health system, HealthCareCAN