Daily Media Digest October 6, 2022

Government of Canada Announces New Framework for Diabetes in Canada
“Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, tabled the first of its kind, Framework for Diabetes in Canada. The Framework provides common policy direction to help align efforts and to support improved access prevention and treatment for all types of diabetes to ensure better health outcomes.”
TAGS: diabetes, Minister of Health, Diabetes Canada, JDRF Canada

Krembil Brain Institute researchers identify new model of Alzheimer’s as an autoimmune disease

“Scientists at the Krembil Brain Institute, part of the University Health Network, have proposed a new mechanistic model (AD2) for Alzheimer’s, looking at it not as a brain disease, but as a chronic autoimmune condition that attacks the brain.”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s, dementia, Krembil Brain Institute, University Health Network

The painful truth about arthritis
The Daily Scan
“Arthritis can affect anyone, of any age, but is most common in adults older than 65 years of age. By 2040, the incidence of arthritis is estimated to increase to one in four Canadians.”
TAGS: pain management, Providence Health Care, Arthritis Society of Canada

Prairie kids dropped more physical activity during COVID pandemic

“… in Regina and spent the first few years of his life in Saskatchewan but is now a research fellow at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.”
TAGS: pediatric health, Canadian research, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

The Royal’s Leaders for Mental Health Breakfast raises more than $400K

Ottawa Business Journal
“The Royal Ottawa Foundation reported that more than $400,000 was raised from the breakfast for life-saving mental health research, with more donations still coming in.”
TAGS: mental health, fundraising, medical advances, The Royal

Green light therapy for osteoarthritis pain relief
Arthritis Society
“Pain is often invisible – but its impact can be devastating. Almost two-thirds of people living with osteoarthritis report they don’t experience adequate pain relief.”
TAGS: osteoarthritis, preclinical trial, pain management, Arthritis Society of Canada

Clinical Trials Day | Fredericton | Nov 14
New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
“Clinical Trials Day 2022 is an opportunity for health sector stakeholders to engage and learn about Clinical Trials happening here at home in Atlantic Canada. The day will highlight what it means to patients, clinicians, industry and government to have a strong Clinical Trials ecosystem and what it can mean for access to care and the economy in Atlantic Canada.”