Daily Media Digest May 24, 2023

Why should you, and our federal government, care about antimicrobial resistance?
The Hill Times
“One of the most concerning aspects of AMR is that common infections that were previously relatively simple to cure are now increasingly difficult to treat, like pneumonia or skin and soft tissue infections following a caesarian section.”
TAGS: antimicrobial resistance (AMR), antibiotic misuse, GSK Canada

Computer-aided detection and diagnosis of colorectal cancer
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“Advances in artificial intelligence technology could save patients from unnecessary polyp excisions and lab result wait times.”
TAGS: cancer, medtech, Canadian research, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

How a trauma-focused prenatal group program may interrupt the generational cycle of trauma
HRI Portal
“Thus, parents supported during the perinatal phase will be more likely to provide the environment (experiences) necessary for optimal neurodevelopment.”
TAGS: pediatric health, perinatal care, neurodevelopment, University of Regina

Methamphetamine use is on the rise, worsening Canada’s already complex opioid crisis
The Globe and Mail
“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: opioid crisis, mental health and addiction, University of Manitoba, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Canadian researchers help kids with autism “crack the code” of learning emotional health and social skills
HRI Portal
“Despite this reality, many community-based programs for children and families living with autism focus either on socio-behavioural or mental health – supports — but not both.”
TAGS: autism spectrum disorder, mental health, Kids Brain Health Network

Nuclear medicine can cure cancer, and BC Cancer researchers are among the Canadian group stepping up the fight
BC Cancer
“A UBC and BC Cancer-led team has received more than $23 million in federal funding to develop precision radiopharmaceuticals that promise to transform cancer treatment.”
TAGS: radiation therapy, cancer research, Provincial Health Services Authority, BC Cancer

Health unit a partner in Canada Research Chair applications
University of Windsor – DailyNews
“The University of Windsor will work with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in pursuing three new Canada Research Chairs focused on public health.”
TAGS: Canada Research Chair, public health, University of Windsor