Daily Media Digest May 30, 2023

New data highlights high cost of healthy eating in B.C.
“A new report suggests nutritious diets are unaffordable for many B.C. families and individuals living on low-incomes.”
TAGS: nutrition, BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)

Research reveals clues to why immune cells seem to cause brain damage
Folio | University of Alberta
“Discovery could point to new ways to protect the brain from diseases like MS and Alzheimer’s …”
TAGS: neurodegenerative diseases, immunity, University of Alberta

When every second counts: The MUHC adopts platform to provide faster treatment for heart attacks
McGill University Health Centre
“… the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has partnered with Stenoa, a start-up company led by …”
TAGS: heart health, cardiac surgery, medtech, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Global Nexus to work with National Research Council on infectious disease research
Brighter World – McMaster University
“A new agreement between McMaster University and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) will enable collaboration on evidence-based solutions to infectious disease problems.”
TAGS: infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, Canadian research, McMaster University

Ensuring our patients’ Voyce is heard
Hamilton Health Sciences
“Hamilton Health Sciences is piloting a new service called Voyce. It provides access to real-time interpreters in less than 30 seconds, who are trained in medical terminology to ensure patients and their care team fully understand each other and the medical situation.”
TAGS: accessibility, medtech, Hamilton Health Sciences

First Cohort of Students to Graduate with Master of Science in Translational Health Science Degree
We Spark Health Institute
“This program, established just over a year ago, caters to graduate students with a keen interest in health-related careers or pursuing advanced degrees in health professions.”
TAGS: education, career development, We Spark Health Institute, University of Windsor