Daily Media Digest May 23, 2023

Different methods of giving patients a drug to prevent stroke complications lead to ‘massive variation’ in outcomes: study
University of Alberta
“Standardizing the treatment for survivors of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage could help ensure all have an equal chance to benefit, says researcher.”
TAGS: stroke, recovery and rehabilitation, Canadian research, University of Alberta

Doctors concerned more people using cannabis during pregnancy
The Canadian Press
“Researchers say an increase in emergency room visits and hospitalizations related to cannabis use by pregnant women is raising concerns about risks including preterm labour, low birth weight and negative effects on the baby’s developing brain.”
TAGS: cannabis use, pregnancy, emergency care, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Bruyère Research Institute

Understanding How to Diagnose Preschoolers with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
HRI Portal
“FASD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disabilities, impacting more Canadians than Autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome combined.”
TAGS: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), pediatric health, Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD)

Study using novel approach for glioblastoma treatment ‘very promising’
University Health Network
“Drs. Farshad Nassiri and Gelareh Zadeh, neurosurgeons at UHN, published the results of a Phase 1/2 clinical trial investigating the safety and effectiveness of a novel therapy which combines the injection of an oncolytic virus …”
TAGS: brain cancer, clinical trial, innovative research, University Health Network

Innovative medicines offer hope for young patients
HRI Portal
“Thankfully, cutting-edge treatments for SMA and newborn screening are significantly improving health outcomes for young patients like Nolan.”
TAGS: pediatric health, rare disease, innovative research, Innovative Medicines Canada

University of Windsor students recognized as one of the top 40 teams from across the North America in medical case competition
We Spark Health Institute
“But people who use it tend to have a lot of complex and frequent health care needs, said Dr. Nickel, who is also an associate professor of community health sciences at the University of Manitoba.”
TAGS: early career researcher, asthma, University of Windsor

From instability to sustainability: the path to healthy people on a healthy planet
The Hill Times
“The intersection of environment and health is a powerful sweet spot where our efforts can yield outsized positive impacts on our lives now and into the future.”
TAGS: Canadian health care, environmental impact, University of Calgary, Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada