Daily Media Digest March 10, 2023

‘This is the Holy Grail’: SickKids neurosurgeon of world-first clinical trial
“A Hospital for Sick Children pediatric neurosurgeon and senior scientist has been recognized for his recent world-first clinical trial successfully delivering chemotherapy to a pediatric brain tumour patient using …”
TAGS: chemotherapy, pediatric brain tumor, clinical trial, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

CAMH shares new evidence-based tools and training to support mental health of Canadians of South Asian origin
“… Asian Origins released today by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) alongside the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and …”
TAGS: cognitive behavioural therapy, mental health and addiction, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Asthma rates rise in Alberta, but medication use flatlines: study | Folio
University of Alberta
“University of Alberta researchers have uncovered a worrying trend in the dispensation of asthma medications that if addressed could improve patient outcomes and reduce hospital visits.”
TAGS: asthma, medication, Canadian research, University of Alberta, Sanofi Genzyme, GSK

Western to be part of new Canada research hub for pandemic preparedness
Western News – Western University
“Western is one of the 80 partners of the Canadian Hub for Health … With its long-standing research programs in infectious diseases and …”
TAGS: infectious diseases, pandemic preparedness, innovative research, Western University, Canada Biomedical Research Fund (CBRF)

Sublingual vaccine for urinary tract infections is awaiting approval by Health Canada
CTV News
“Dr. Marla Shapiro, CTV’s medical contributor, explained … It’s a sublingual vaccine, a type of vaccine which doesn’t use needles, but enters the body through tablets taken orally, or through a spray.”
TAGS: chronic urinary tract infections, antibiotic resistance, vaccine