Daily Media Digest March 16, 2023

BC Children’s Hospital leads international quest for answers to severe allergies
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
“They had multiple medical conditions including severe food and drug allergies, asthma and eczema, which led to even further health complications.”
TAGS: pediatric immunology, allergies, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Provincial Health Services Authority

Government of Canada announces over $7 million to address harms related to substance use in Ontario
“With this funding, these projects will help improve health outcomes for people who are at risk of experiencing substance-related harms and overdose by scaling up prevention, harm reduction and treatment efforts across the country.”
TAGS: substance use and addiction, Canadian Cancer Society, University Health Network, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Monitoring stress levels from your sweat? Calgary team tests out sensor
CTV News Calgary
“Researchers at the University of Calgary are testing out a wearable patch that can determine how stressed you are from your sweat.”
TAGS: stress levels, innovative research, medtech, University of Calgary

New study shows technology could play an important role in mental health support
Lawson Health Research Institute
“In a study published in MDPI Journal, a team of researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute have shown that the use of technology may assist in better outcomes for those living with both mental health and physical disorders.”
TAGS: medtech, mental health, rehabilitation and recovery, Lawson Health Research Institute

Lakehead University unveils newest nursing lab
Lakehead University
“This latest addition to our laboratory capacity further enhances the learning environment for our students as they prepare for careers in health care.”
TAGS: nursing, clinical labs, community health care, Lakehead University

Healthy Aging: What We Know and Where Research Can Lead Us | March 30, 2023
Canadian Frailty Network (CFN)
“AGE-WELL and CFN are doing a joint Twitter Q&A on Thursday, March 30th from 1:00 – 1:45 PM (EDT). Our Scientific Directors, Dr. John Muscedere (MD, CFN) and Dr. Alex Mihailidis (PhD, AGE-WELL), will be responding to questions live during the 45min. event, which will be hosted on AGE-WELL’s Twitter account.”