Daily Media Digest November 16, 2023

Discovery of an antibody that stimulates the immune system to eliminate cancer cells
UdeMNouvelles – Université de Montréal
“Major work led by Dr. André Veillette’s team in collaboration with a group of researchers managed to identify a previously unknown way which prevents phagocytosis.”
KEYWORDS: cancer, myeloma, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), Université de Montréal

Does dairy product consumption influence the risk of diabetes?
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
“A clinical trial run by Sergio Burgos’s research team and colleagues at the RI-MUHC seeks to learn more about the impact of dairy products on type 2 diabetes …”
KEYWORDS: diabetes, clinical trial, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Older adolescents with physical and mental illnesses have lowest self-perceptions
University of Waterloo
“The combination of physical and mental illness had a negative impact on self-perception among older adolescents, but not for younger ones, shows a new University of Waterloo study.”
KEYWORDS: mental health, pediatric health, Canadian research, University of Waterloo

The quest for a good death
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“Dr. Colleen Webber is receiving the Clinical and Applied Health Researcher in Training Award from The Ottawa Hospital for her rigorous and empathetic palliative care research …”
KEYWORDS: award, mental health, palliative care, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

What are we doing about Canada’s health human resource crisis?
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
“In medicine, the largest gaps are in primary care, with an estimated 20 per cent of Canadians unable to find a family physician, but shortages and maldistribution of specialists is also a serious problem.”
KEYWORDS: health care, training, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada