Daily Media Digest November 6, 2023

Women’s College Hospital and Partners Launch Canada’s First Online Portal for Managing Chronic Pain
Women’s College Hospital
“November 5-11 marks National Pain Awareness Week. Nearly 8 million Canadians live with chronic pain and wait lists for specialized care are up to two years long …”
KEYWORDS: chronic pain, pain management, substance use and addiction, Women’s College Hospital

New research highlights stroke care disparities in vulnerable communities
Sunnybrook Hospital
“A study led by Dr. Amy Yu, a senior scientist and stroke neurologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, has uncovered significant disparities in stroke treatment access, shedding light on …”
KEYWORDS: stroke, health equity, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Project gets $2 million to put sexual health services into local pharmacies
“Researchers are looking for ways to put the studies into action … Canadian Institutes of Health Research to be used over the next five years.”
KEYWORDS: sexual health, pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Norovirus, hepatitis A and E are current leading causes of foodborne illness worldwide
University of Waterloo
“Foodborne viruses are a worldwide health concern, with types, severity and impacts of illness changing over time and across communities and countries.”
KEYWORDS: virus, hepatitis, University of Waterloo, World Health Organization

Scientists working to secure access to research technology
University of Windsor
“Drew Marquardt is travelling around the world trying to get Canadian researchers access to neutron scattering technology …”
KEYWORDS: biochemistry, innovation research, University of Windsor