Daily Media Digest September 20, 2022

Alzheimer’s might not be primarily a brain disease. A new theory suggests it’s an autoimmune condition.
The Conversation
“The pursuit of a cure for Alzheimer’s disease is becoming an increasingly competitive and contentious quest with recent years witnessing several important controversies.”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s disease, autoimmune disease, Krembil Brain Institute, University Health Network

After years of perplexing symptoms, Darryl finally got an answer — and relief

The Globe and Mail
“… Sunnybrook’s community of world-leading experts will collectively focus on developing transformative approaches to brain disorders including mental illness, dementia and stroke, as well as neuropsychiatric conditions like FND.”
TAGS: brain health, neuropsychiatric condition, stroke, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Scientists Found a Link Between Gut Bacteria and Chronic Pain

“Minerbi is from the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), and the first author of the paper. It is worth …”
TAGS: chronic pain, McGill University Health Centre Research Institute, Université de Montréal

USask researchers’ study of Salmonella transmission first of its kind

USask News – University of Saskatchewan
“University of Saskatchewan (USask) scientists are pursuing research unlike anything else in the world to learn more about how one of most infamous …”
TAGS: Salmonella infections, NSERC Discovery Grant, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO)

Safer opioid supply program leads to drop in Ontario hospitalizations, ER visits: study

Global News
“The study also found no increased risk of infections or overdoses and a decline in health-care costs unrelated to primary care or outpatient medications after a year.”
TAGS: opioid supply program, pharmaceutical opioids, Canadian Medical Association Journal