Daily Media Digest October 5, 2022

Brain drain: The connection between poor sleep and mild cognitive impairment
“Increased connectivity in parts of the brains of older adults with possible mild cognitive impairment could be an underlying mechanism of poor sleep.”
TAGS: cognitive impairment, sleep, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

New research will help personalize cardiac prevention therapies in the future

“Assessing risk for future heart disease or stroke is a routine part of every Canadian’s annual physical, but research suggests that the assessment score substantially overestimates risk.”
TAGS: heart disease, cardiovascular health, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Researchers set to break new ground on ‘untapped’, alternative brain imaging technique

Western News
“A new research group is paving Western’s way into a domain with potentially life-changing implications for our access to brain scanning technology.”
TAGS: neuroimaging, brain scanning, innovative research, Western University

Long COVID patients show signs of autoimmune disease a year after infection

Providence Research
“Blood samples from patients with long COVID who are still suffering from fatigue and shortness of breath after a year show signs of autoimmune disease, according to a study …”
TAGS: COVID, autoimmune disease, McMaster University, Providence Research

Canadian Celiac Association Launches Newly Diagnosed Pathway

“The Canadian Celiac Association is proud to announce the launch of a first-of-its-kind program for people in Canada newly diagnosed with celiac disease or a gluten-related disorder.”
TAGS: celiac disease, patient care, Canadian Celiac Association

Major donation brings hope to people living with schizophrenia
The Royal
“A transformational $2.5 million gift of philanthropic support will help an additional 1,000 people in Eastern Ontario who live with psychosis, a common symptom of schizophrenia spectrum disorders.”
TAGS: schizophrenia spectrum disorders, psychosis, mental health, The Royal