Daily Media Digest October 7, 2022

Researchers working to uncover consequences of prenatal cannabis exposure
Western News – Western University
“A team of Western researchers is working to improve our understanding of how exposure to cannabis during pregnancy may impact the developing brain of the fetus.”
TAGS: pregnancy, cannabis exposure, Canadian research, Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute

Researchers highlight the critical role of Ontario’s primary care providers during the pandemic

University of Toronto
“Primary care providers have a critical role to play in the pandemic – and improving access to that care is key, say researchers from the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table.”
TAGS: primary care providers, Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto

The BC Cancer Foundation and BC Cancer Research Institute Announce the 2022 Rising Star Recipients
BC Cancer Research
“A pioneer in her field, Dr. Eaves has been a mentor to many young researchers at BC Cancer and a long-time advocate for equal opportunities in cancer research. To honour this legacy, the awards are dedicated to the advancement of the next generation of women and BIPOC leaders in research at BC Cancer.”
TAGS: cancer research, BC Cancer Foundation, Provincial Health Services Authority

Manitoba traumatic brain injury research gets $3.5M

CTV News Winnipeg
“Millions of dollars from Manitoba Public Insurance and the University of Manitoba will support personalized care for traumatic brain injuries.”
TAGS: traumatic brain injuries, Canadian research, University of Manitoba

Orthopedic surgery patients can recover without opioid painkillers

Hamilton Health Sciences
“Olufemi Ayeni, orthopedic surgeon at Hamilton Health Sciences, is working to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic by finding effective alternative …”
TAGS: orthopedic surgery, painkillers, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University

First in the world: direct-to-brain delivery of therapeutic in Parkinson’s disease using focused ultrasound is safe
“A team of researchers from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and University Health Network are the first in the world to demonstrate that focused ultrasound technology can safely be used to deliver a therapeutic to targeted brain regions in patients with Parkinson’s disease.”
TAGS: Parkinson’s disease, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University Health Network