Daily Media Digest October 3, 2023

Lessons from COVID-19: we need long-term investment in research
The Hill Times
“Our universities build Canada’s capacity and develop the skilled workforce needed for emergency response …”
KEYWORDS: COVID-19, pandemic preparedness, funding, Canadian research, University of Waterloo

Escalating radiation dose benefits patients with aggressive meningioma
Sunnybrook Hospital
“The study authors include researchers from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University Health Network, Unity Health Toronto, and University of …”
KEYWORDS: radiation therapy, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University Health Network, University of Toronto

Emergency department visits for substance use linked to higher risk of developing schizophrenia
“People visiting the emergency department (ED) for substance use—particularly cannabis—are at high risk of developing schizophrenia, according to new research.”
KEYWORDS: mental health, substance use and addiction, Bruyère Research Institute, ICES, Ottawa Hospital

Nova Scotia Health Authority research team studying effects of cannabis on teens
CTV Atlantic – CTV News
“Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Mental Health Department’s research team is conducting a study which delves into the impacts of cannabis use on …”
KEYWORDS: mental health, substance use and addiction, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Tiny Cells for Tiny Lungs – Stem Cell Network
Stem Cell Network
“Stem cells used to be something that were grown in a petri dish. They are now game-changing therapies with live-saving potential for even the tiniest of patients …”
KEYWORDS: pediatric health, stem cell research, respiratory health, Stem Cell Network, Ottawa Hospital

Where can I get a COVID-19 rapid test? CTV News looks at the rules in each province and territory
CTV News
“Since provinces and territories are responsible for the distribution of rapid tests, their availability will ultimately depend on where you live.”
KEYWORDS: COVID-19, rapid testing, Health Canada