Daily Media Digest November 15, 2023

Could a pill cure diabetes? A U of A researcher is working on it
University of Alberta
“The pilot study will help provide key baseline data to develop and refine the protocol for a larger clinical trial. … clinical research. The project …”
KEYWORDS: diabetes, innovative research, University of Alberta

New program to make Ottawa a global centre of excellence in concussion research and care across the entire patient spectrum
CHEO Research Institute
“Concussion is the most common brain injury impacting 400,000 Canadians annually, yet research to date has primarily focused on professional and high-performance athletes or military veterans, with little effort to integrate data collection across …”
KEYWORDS: brain health, mental health, CHEO Research Institute, Ontario Brain Institute

Genetic testing could greatly benefit patients with depression, save health system millions
UBC News – The University of British Columbia
“The study shows that in B.C. alone, implementing pharmacogenomic testing could save the provincial public health system an estimated $956 million …”
KEYWORDS: mental health, genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

March of Dimes Canada Celebrates Changemakers Building a Barrier-Free Canada
March of Dimes Canada
“… celebrating exceptional individuals and organizations that have had a profound impact on building a barrier-free future, and championing equity and empowering ability for people with disabilities in Canada.”
KEYWORDS: award, disability, March of Dimes Canada

Little interventions make a big impact on fall prevention
Nova Scotia Health
“Since implementing the initiative in January 2023 there has been a reduction in the overall number of in-hospital falls at FMS, and no falls with moderate to severe harm at the same facility.”
KEYWORDS: aging, health care, rehabilitation and recovery, Nova Scotia Health