Daily Media Digest November 25, 2021

How to make needles less scary for kids before their COVID-19 vaccine – CTV News Edmonton
CTV News Edmonton
“Alberta Health Services has updated its website to include information, … stuffy or blanket, music, or videos on a tablet or phone, AHS says.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, pandemic, immunization, Alberta Health Services

Researchers tackle gaps in women’s cardiovascular health | News | University of Calgary
Libin Cardiovascular Institute – University of Calgary
“Researchers tackle gaps in women’s cardiovascular health. Publication aims to raise awareness, optimize outcomes for women. Author. Dawn Smith, Libin …”
TAGS: cardiovascular health, women’s health, innovative research, University of Calgary

Storing donor lungs at warmer temperatures raises organ quality and extends preservation
UHN Research
“Researchers from the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI) and Ajmera Transplant Centre have identified a way to store donated organs that could raise the number of organs available for transplant.”
TAGS: organ donation, innovative research, preservation, University Health Network

USask researchers pave the way to accessible health care for those with inflammatory bowel disease
USask News – University of Saskatchewan
“University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers from the College of Nursing and the College of Medicine are collaborating to improve the virtual …”
TAGS: health care, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic health condition, accessible care, University of Saskatchewan

Scientists uncover a new target that can prevent leukemia in children with Down syndrome
UHN Research
“Down syndrome is a genetic disease in which individuals have an extra copy of chromosome 21. Children with Down syndrome are 150 times more likely of developing acute myeloid leukemia within the first five years of life.”
TAGS: leukemia, cancer, Down syndrome, innovative research, University Health Network

Preventing the next pandemic: U of T’s EPIC consortium – University of Toronto
University of Toronto
“… University Health Network and the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Sinai Health. Emerging and Pandemic Infections Consortium (EPIC).”
TAGS: pandemic, innovative research, infectious disease, Hospital for Sick Children, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University Health Network, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Calling biomedical undergrads everywhere: UCalgary conference planned for 2022 seeks …
Cumming School of Medicine – University of Calgary
“Students in Precision Health Program aim to connect, equip, and inspire biomedical leaders of tomorrow.”
TAGS: biomedical research, early career researchers, University of Calgary