Daily Media Digest October 3, 2022

Time to diagnosis for malignant central nervous system tumours does not determine survival
BC Children’s Hospital
“The question prompted Dr. Cheng to collaborate with colleagues at BC Children’s, investigators Dr. Ran Goldman and Dr. D. Douglas Cochrane, on research to improve early detection of pediatric central nervous system tumours.”
TAGS: pediatric health, cancer, IWK Health Centre, Provincial Health Services Authority

Three COVID-19 vaccine doses significantly reduced infection, severe outcomes in organ transplant recipients

OHRI Newsroom
“Our findings suggest there is urgent need to encourage vaccine uptake among this immunocompromised population …”
TAGS: immune response, organ transplanting, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Alberta announces combined $187 million in addictions and homelessness funding

Yahoo News Canada
“The funding for Edmonton and Calgary will go toward increasing treatment spaces while expanding addiction services, with $70 million earmarked for capital spending and $54 million to assist operations..”
TAGS: substance use and addiction, mental health services, Alberta Health Services

VIDO researchers go after untreatable condition

“This prion-like mechanism is now known to be responsible for other human neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. And the quest for a cure recently got a boost.”
TAGS: prion diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO)

Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure Unites Canadians to Raise Over $13 Million

“Today, more than 45000 participants and volunteers in 53 communities nationwide came together at the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for …”
TAGS: cancer research, fundraising, Canadian Cancer Society

Inside ERs at a breaking point, staff provide care while juggling shortages and closures

“Ongoing and widespread staffing shortages in health care mean even a large urban hospital like Kingston is affected.”
TAGS: emergency medicine, pandemic, staffing shortages, Kingston Health Sciences Centre