Daily Media Digest November 20, 2023

CAMH study finds that youth sports participation may mitigate genetic risk for mental illness
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
“Study of nearly 5,000 nine- and 10-year-olds suggests playing non-contact or team sports may reduce problematic behaviours and symptoms in youth at risk for OCD …”
KEYWORDS: mental health, pediatric health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Training and retaining health-care professionals in northern Ontario
University of Waterloo
“Canada is facing a health care crisis due to escalating costs, a shortage of health-care professionals and increasing needs from an aging population. The effects of …”
KEYWORDS: training, health care, University of Waterloo, Northern Ontario School of Medicine University (NOSM University)

Geriatric rehabilitation: Researchers seek to better understand who should be prioritized
Faculty of Health Sciences – McMaster University
“Our team reviewed 251 charts of patients aged 65 or older who were admitted to a rehab unit from medical and surgical wards in Hamilton Health Sciences hospitals. Three key variables have been …”
KEYWORDS: aging, recovery and rehabilitation, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences

Government hostility to biopharmaceutical industry reduces access to innovative drugs
The Hill Times
“Developers bring new drugs to Canada later than in other nations. Some aren’t launched here at all. The result is that Canadians who need new drugs either have their access long delayed, or denied …”
KEYWORDS: innovative medicines, Canadian Health Policy Institute, Best Medicines Coalition

National Addictions Awareness Week: AHS raises awareness around addiction, recovery
Alberta Health Services (AHS)
“Through this year’s theme, Inspiration, Innovation and Inclusion, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is focused on highlighting the advancements made to support individuals on their path to recovery.”
KEYWORDS: addiction and substance use, recovery and rehabilitation, Alberta Health Services (AHS)