Daily Media Digest October 3, 2019

Genetics and brain imaging being combined to better understand ADHD
CTV News
““Some studies say around five per cent of children at some point show signs of ADHD,” says Lawson Health Research Institute Scientist Dr. Lena Palaniyappan.”
TAGS: ADHD, genetic analysis, brain imaging

Canadians told to stop taking aspirin to prevent first heart attack, stroke
Folio – University of Alberta
“If you’ve never had a heart attack or stroke, you likely should not be taking aspirin to prevent them, according to new research.”
TAGS: aspirin, heart health, stroke

Addressing social needs is a bold new way to improve health care
Toronto Star
“With the help of the hospital and the social agency, as well as from city hall, the patient might be better able to deal with putting food on her table and dealing with her rent, thus reducing the stress that causes her to become rundown and susceptible to illness.”
TAGS: community health, hospital care, social medicine

Green Labs Initiative: An SPF success story
McGill Reporter (blog)
“Research facilities like the MNI are dependent on single-use plastics, hazardous chemicals and energy-intensive equipment, and the GLI aims at improving its sustainability by recycling materials, creating online resources and organizing events to change the culture within the MNI.”
TAGS: sustainable research, waste diversion

Drug Discovered With Potential to Treat Heart Attacks and Prevent Heart Failure
“A potential drug to treat heart attacks and to prevent heart failure — for which no cure currently exists — may result from pioneering research by a University of Guelph professor.”
TAGS: heart health, disease management, heart treatments