Daily Media Digest May 4, 2022

Flu Vaccines Provide Cardiovascular Protection
Women’s College Hospital
“New research from Women’s College Hospital (WCH) and University Health Network (UHN) demonstrates that influenza vaccination reduces adverse cardiovascular events”
TAGS: flu vaccine, cardiovascular health, public health, Women’s College Hospital, UHN

McMaster and HHS part of a $32M investment in national heart failure research network – Hamilton
Global News
“McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) will join the Canadian Heart Function (CHF) Alliance through the Population Health Research …”
TAGS: heart failure, cardiovascular health, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences

Stress in healthcare workers: a model to help us rethink challenges | McGill University Health Centre
McGill University Health Centre
“In a new study, a team of researchers from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University proposes …”
TAGS: mental health, stress, healthcare workers, RI-MUHC

Top Award for Cancer Breakthrough – Dr. John Dick received the Canada Gairdner International Award for cancer stem cell discovery.
UHN Research
“Dr. Dick says that receiving the Gairdner International Award sends a strong message to Canadian scientists that we have the capacity, expertise and resources to do world-class research.”
TAGS: cancer, innovative research, stem cell, Canada Gairdner International Award, UHN

Newer cardiac defibrillator is found to be safer for patients – Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton Health Sciences
“… conducted out of the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) – a joint facility of Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and McMaster University, …”
TAGS: defibrillator, cardiac health, patient safety, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences

COVID-19 vaccination highly effective in individuals with immune-related inflammatory diseases
McGill University Health Centre
“Dr. Sasha Bernatsky, study lead and researcher in the Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program at the Research Institute of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, vaccination, inflammatory disease, RI-MUHC

Canadian Ophthalmological Society reminds Canadians to look out for vision changes
“… (CPD) through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and is an affiliate of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).”
TAGS: vision changes, ophthalmology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada