Daily Media Digest September 21, 2023

Language acquisition may work differently in people with autism
UdeM Nouvelles
“Some children with autism may develop language skills independently of the joint attention skills usually associated with language learning …”
KEYWORDS: autism spectrum disorder, child development, neurodiversity, Université de Montréal

Addressing the Urgency: AFMC and Queen’s Health Sciences Launch Specialized National Curricula for Opioid Education
Queen’s Health Sciences
“The Canada-wide, bilingual, comprehensive, and competency-based curricula is designed for current and future physicians in pain management, opioid use disorder, and addiction medicine.”
KEYWORDS: mental health and addiction, opioid use disorder, Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), Queen’s Health Sciences

AI and medicine: Transforming competence, learning and practice
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
“The technology behind these applications is evolving rapidly. The electronic patient record that I have used for two decades, today incorporates AI that can analyze …”
KEYWORDS: artificial intelligence, health care, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, University Health Network

Unraveling the Role of Gut Bacteria in Crohn’s and Colitis: The Immunoglobulin Connection
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
“A potential factor being studied is the state of our gut microbiome – a diverse community of bacteria in the digestive tract, comparable to the diversity found in rainforests.”
KEYWORDS: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Canadian research, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Exploring how rising temperatures impact our health
Toronto Metropolitan University
“Exposure to extreme heat causes increased visits to emergency rooms, more strain on emergency services and higher mortality rates. Berardi has been researching these impacts …”
KEYWORDS: environmental health research, Toronto Metropolitan University, University of Waterloo