Daily Media Digest November 5, 2019

Artificial intelligence to give Toronto doctors a 2nd opinion

“Toronto’s University Health Network (UHN) is teaming up with researchers at the University of Waterloo and the Vector Institute to develop software […]”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, innovative technologies, radiology, pathology

Study reveals gaps in health care across Canada for patients with limited English

CityNews Edmonton
“Rawal, who is also a staff physician at the University Health Network of hospitals in Toronto, says patients who had limited English proficiency and […]”
TAGS: misdiagnosis, readmittance to hospital, healthcare communication

Youth not employed or in school face poorer mental, physical health: study

CTV News
“The Statistics Canada study, published last Friday, said most youth NEET research in Canada has focused on socio-demographic characteristics and […]”
TAGS: mental health, youth health, health and socio-demographic characteristics

Study finds changes in brain wiring among young children who get more screen time
CTV News
“From bedrooms to cars, portable electronic devices have become an inescapable part of life for most families. But for young children, […]”
TAGS: white matter, child and youth health, brain development

Banning e-cigarette sales to minors not enough to curb youth vaping, study finds

The Globe and Mail
“[…] lead author of the study and Canada Research Chair in Health Policy Evaluation and Health Care Sustainability at Memorial University in St. John’s.”
TAGS: vaping, lung health, youth health

Pioneering iron research has application in heart health and diabetes
HRI Portal
“A biology Professor and York Research Chair undertook a compelling study on iron overload and insulin that could inform future approaches to heart health and diabetes… ultimately, improving patients’ health outcomes.”
TAGS: insulin, heart health, diabetes

Landmark dental care study in Indigenous population shows failures in system
HRI Portal
“A new study led by a Canada Graduate Scholar at York U reveals that more than one quarter of Indigenous people go to the dentist only for emergencies. This underscores the pressing need for the Federal government to better tailor programs for this population.”
TAGS: community health, dental care