Daily Media Digest November 1, 2022

Researchers find a faster way to improve physical health and quality of life in patients with atrial fibrillation
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
“For patients with atrial fibrillation, Reed and colleagues’ research suggests HIIT offers a more time-efficient option to improve physical health and quality of life.”
TAGS: atrial fibrillation, physical activity, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Clinical trials show higher doses of precision radiation therapy safe for patients
BC Cancer
“The latest SABR trial looks at minimizing side effects while offering high-dose radiation to multiple tumour sites…”
TAGS: innovative cancer treatment, radiation therapy, BC Cancer, Provincial Health Services Authority

A new research chair for dementia-causing diseases in children
UdeM Nouvelles
“Thanks to a generous donation by the Sanfilippo Children’s Research Foundation and the work of CHU Sainte-Justine biochemist Alexey Pshezhetsky, a treatment is now within reach for what are now incurable diseases leading to dementia in children.”
TAGS: Sanfilippo disease, lysosomal disorders, Université de Montréal, GlycoNet, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre

Halifax Infirmary Opens New, Specialized Operating Room
Nova Scotia
“A unique type of operating room that includes advanced diagnostic imaging equipment is now in use at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.”
TAGS: diagnostic imaging, radiology, Nova Scotia Health, QEII Foundation

Interior Health working to address lab staffing shortage

Global News
“… expectations will have to change when it comes to a lab,” said Christine Nielsen CEO of the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science.”
TAGS: phlebotomists, laboratory technologists, Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science

Designing the future of health care: how The Ottawa Hospital is leading the way
HRI Portal
“The Ottawa Hospital’s Research Institute has a plan to realize these opportunities and design the future of health care for the benefit of people in Ottawa and around the world.”
TAGS: biotherapeutics, neuroscience, Canadian research, Ottawa Hospital’s Research Institute

Study underscores need for food literacy, national school food program
Western News – Western University
“A survey-based study done by Western’s HEAL shows just 59.8 per cent of children in southwestern Ontario are eating the recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables per day…”
TAGS: nutrition, pediatric health, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University