Daily Media Digest November 30, 2022

Breakthroughs in everything from improvements to prosthetic hands to the identification of emerging environmental pollutants
Memorial University Gazette
“Six of the seven Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) grants provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC) through its 2022 Discovery Research Programs Competition to researchers at Memorial were in the Faculty of Science.”
TAGS: prosthetics, medtech, neuroscience, Memorial University

Combining nature with research and innovation to support aging Canadians
University of Waterloo
“Aging is a natural process and part of life that everyone experiences differently and to assist Canadians in living and growing old with independence and optimal health, research at the University of Waterloo…”
TAGS: aging research, joint health, dementia, University of Waterloo

More overdoses can be prevented with interventions for people leaving correctional centres who use stimulants
BC Centre for Disease Control
“People with a history of stimulant use disorder face an increased risk of overdose and overdose death following release from provincial correctional centres.”
TAGS: overdose, addiction and mental health, BC Centre for Disease Control, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, Provincial Health Services Authority

Rady Faculty research projects receive $6.9-M in CIHR funding
UM Today – University of Manitoba
“Six studies led by Rady Faculty of Health Sciences researchers received nearly $7 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health …”
TAGS: pneumonia, heart failure, HIV, University of Manitoba

Surgical masks as good as N95 masks for health-care workers providing routine COVID-19 care
Brighter World – McMaster University
“Surgical masks are not inferior to N95 masks for preventing the spread of COVID-19 to health-care workers, says a study led by McMaster University researchers.”
TAGS: clinical trial, COVID-19, masking, McMaster University

Province Seeks Feedback on Racism, Discrimination in Healthcare
Government of Nova Scotia
“The Province is asking diverse groups to share their experiences in order to improve Nova Scotia’s healthcare system.”
TAGS: healthcare system, systemic racism, Nova Scotia Health, IWK Health Centre