Daily Media Digest November 24, 2023

U of C researcher recognized for promising non-addictive pain medication
CTV News Calgary
“A new molecule developed by a Calgary researcher shows promise in treating chronic pain without the use of opioids.”
KEYWORDS: award, pain management, University of Calgary

A program of physical exercise combined with cognitive training can greatly help older people with mild cognitive impairment
UdeMNouvelles – Université de Montréal
“Symptoms of mild cognitive impairment in the elderly can be slowed or even reversed if they follow a combined program of physical exercise and cognitive training, according to the results of a clinical study …”
KEYWORDS: neurodegenerative diseases, Université de Montréal, Western University, University of Waterloo

B.C. family shares how a clinical trial saved their son’s life
Global News
“An Abbotsford, B.C., family is sharing the success of a clinical trial that helped save their child in the hopes that a new program from BC Children’s Hospital will give others better access to similar studies.”
KEYWORDS: patient perspective, clinical trial, BC Children’s Hospital, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)

Q and A with the Experts: RSV prevention for vulnerable populations
University of Waterloo
“… such as infants, young children and older adults. Dr. Wasem Alsabbagh, associate professor at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, answers frequently asked questions about RSV.”
KEYWORDS: pediatric health, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), University of Waterloo

Researchers use AI to optimize nutrient consistency in donated breast milk
Temerty Faculty of Medicine – University of Toronto
“A team of University of Toronto researchers is leveraging machine learning to optimize the macronutrient content of pooled human donor milk …”
KEYWORDS: artificial intelligence, nutrition, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto