Daily Media Digest October 18, 2023

Researchers investigate a new method of sedation for paediatric patients
Lawson Health Research Institute
“Scientists at Children’s Health Research Institute (a program of Lawson Health Research Institute), Sunnybrook Research Institute and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) are working together to study the potential benefits of inhaled sedation …”
KEYWORDS: pediatric health, sedation, Lawson Health Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Sunnybrook Research Institute

Researching the Health Effects of Workplace Exposure to Radiation
Carleton Newsroom – Carleton University
“New research from Carleton University’s Paul Villeneuve will seek to shed light on the potential health effects of exposure to radiation for …”
KEYWORDS: radiology, cancer, Carleton University

UCalgary research team takes on complex virus tracking and modelling
University of Calgary
“UCalgary research team takes on complex virus tracking and modelling. Demographics and geography just 2 factors in predicting how a virus will move …”
KEYWORDS: virus, infection, pandemic, University of Calgary

New scientist profile: Dr. Deborah Zimmerman is committed to improving quality of life for patients on hemodialysis
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“When one of Dr. Deborah Zimmerman’s patients with end-stage kidney disease starts hemodialysis, their life changes on a dime. They go from feeling unwell at home to travelling to the hospital three days a week …”
KEYWORDS: kidney disease, clinical trial, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

AbbVie’s EPKINLY™ Receives HealthCanada Authorization with Conditions as the First and Only Subcutaneous Bispecific Antibody to Treat Adult Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL)
AbbVie Canada
“It is the first and only subcutaneous (SC) T-cell engaging bispecific antibody for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) not otherwise …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, CAR-T cell therapy, AbbVie Canada, Health Canada

Think PYNK: New program launches for younger breast cancer patients
Hamilton Health Sciences
“After a few weeks, when the lump hadn’t gone away, Guthrie booked an appointment with her family doctor who referred to Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) …”
KEYWORDS: patient experience, breast cancer, Hamilton Health Sciences