Daily Media Digest October 19, 2023

York U and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care sign three-year commitment that underscores strengths in health research and medical education
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
“At a time when our healthcare system still remains under great strain and we are facing a shortage of family and primary care physicians, interprofessional collaboration in healthcare is critical to boosting health outcomes …”
KEYWORDS: mental health, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, York University

Study reveals relationships between neuropsychiatric symptoms and brain changes
University Health Network
“Researchers at the Krembil Brain Institute have uncovered links between structural changes in the brain and neuropsychiatric symptoms of various neurodegenerative diseases.”
KEYWORDS: neurodegenerative disease, brain health, Krembil Brain Institute, University Health Network

Scientists learn more about uncommon form of E. coli that can cause kidney failure in kids
University of Calgary
“UCalgary researchers work to improve diagnosis and management of this dangerous group of bacteria …”
KEYWORDS: pediatric health, E. coli, microbiology, University of Calgary

Health Canada approves transformational cystic fibrosis drug Trikafta for children aged two to five
Cystic Fibrosis Canada
“Health Canada has approved the life-changing cystic fibrosis (CF) drug Trikafta for children aged two to five, with at least one F508del gene mutation, the most common mutation for cystic fibrosis in Canada.”
KEYWORDS: cystic fibrosis, pediatric health, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Health Canada

New Canadian guideline for treating high-risk drinking, alcohol use disorder
UBC Faculty of Medicine – The University of British Columbia
“… Providence Health Care and Providence Research. Developed in partnership with the Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM), the …”
KEYWORDS: addiction, Providence Health Care, Providence Research, University of British Columbia