Daily Media Digest October 20, 2023

Brain inflammation can cause weight loss or gain, say researchers
Memorial University
“Researchers in the Faculty of Medicine have determined why inflammation in the hypothalamus can cause excess weight gain …”
KEYWORDS: brain health, Canadian research, Memorial University

Kidney dysfunction after heart transplant
University Health Network
“Researchers at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI) helped answer this question by identifying the risk factors for kidney dysfunction that can occur after heart transplant, as well as the optimal clinical management strategies for this complication.”
KEYWORDS: organ transplant, kidney disease, University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI)

Canadian trials network is a launch pad to test new research and improved therapies for stroke recovery
The Montrealer
“A ninth trial is set to begin that will study the delivery of virtual therapy for post-stroke depression, a common side effect of stroke. A tenth trial is in …”
KEYWORDS: stroke, rehabilitation and recovery, Brain Canada, CanStroke Recovery Trials, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Women are turning to cannabis to treat menopause symptoms, study suggests
University of Alberta
“New research highlights challenges women face when seeking treatment options … cannabis to treat symptoms of menopause despite a lack of evidence that it is effective for menopause symptoms.”
KEYWORDS: menopause, Canadian research, University of Alberta, Canadian Menopause Society

KHSC improving pediatric care in southeastern Ontario
Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC)
“… now manage a much broader range of complex patients and even accept transfers from other pediatric hospitals, like we did last year during respiratory illness season.”
KEYWORDS: respiratory health, pediatric health, Kingston Health Sciences Centre