Daily Media Digest March 2, 2023

A new surgery gives quadriplegic patients the use of their hands and arms
UdeM Nouvelles
“A new surgical technique that gives quadriplegic patients the use of their hands and arms is now available at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital.”
TAGS: quadriplegic patients, nerve transplant, rehabilitation, Université de Montréal Faculty of Medicine

Exciting news: new drug in clinical trials shows slowed type 1 diabetes progression in newly diagnosed children and teens
“A new JDRF International-funded study of a drug called verapamil is offering exciting new potential for a path to keeping beta cells healthier for longer in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D).”
TAGS: type 1 diabetes, oral therapy, clinical trial, JDRF

Living well — and dying well — with schizophrenia
University of Alberta
“People living with schizophrenia need better health care at the end of their lives, according to a U of A nursing researcher who is working to bridge a knowledge gap between mental health and palliative care professionals.”
TAGS: mental health, schizophrenia, palliative care, University of Alberta

University of Calgary researchers to look at aging brain as study says vitamin D prevents dementia
Global News
“Researchers at the University of Calgary are starting a national project to try to get more insight into the brain as people age.”
TAGS: dementia, preventative care, vitamin D, University of Calgary

North Bay news: Myeloma flag raised at city hall to raise awareness
CTV News Northern Ontario
“March marks Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. Myeloma is little-known blood cancer that affected 4000 new Canadians last year.”
TAGS: myeloma, cancer, CAR-T cell therapy, Myeloma Canada