Daily Media Digest March 31, 2023

Rapid test for HIV and syphilis approved thanks to U of A research
University of Alberta
“Health-care professionals have a new tool in their battle against Canada’s raging syphilis epidemic thanks in part to University of Alberta research …”
TAGS: rapid testing, syphilis, HIV, University of Alberta, Alberta Health Services

MUHC opens Quebec’s first multidisciplinary referral centre for endometriosis
McGill University Health Centre
“The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is proud to launch Quebec’s first multidisciplinary referral centre for multisystem endometriosis.”
TAGS: endometriosis, surgery, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Research Institute of the MUHC

AI in health care challenges us to define what better, people-centred care looks like
HRI Portal
“From faster and more accurate disease diagnosis to models of using health care resources more efficiently, AI promises a new frontier of effective and efficient health care.”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, Canadian research, University of Waterloo

Dr. Kazuhiro Yasufuku is the first surgeon in Canada to perform a robotic-assisted bronchoscopy
University Health Network
“Dr. Kazuhiro Yasufuku isn’t much of a gamer, but if you put him in the right setting and hand him a controller, good luck trying to pry him away from the screen.”
TAGS: robotic-assisted surgery, lung cancer, University Health Network

How to meal plan amid food inflation
“At the latest Sunnybrook Speaker Series, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Karen Fung discussed ways to cope.”
TAGS: dietitian, healthy eating, nutrition month, Sunnybrook