Daily Media Digest September 25, 2023

SickKids scientists advance novel brain research as they examine preterm brain injury and memory formation
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
“… this research will expand the currently limited interventions for neonatal brain injury in order to reduce the risk of cognitive, motor and language challenges.”
KEYWORDS: brain health, pediatric health, Brain Canada, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Incidence of long COVID ‘strikingly low’ in children, Alberta researchers find
“… That child’s symptoms resolved near the end of a 14-week post-infection followup period, the study authors noted.”
KEYWORDS: COVID-19, long COVID, pediatric health, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Alberta

How long will a loved one live? It’s difficult to hear, but harder not to know
The Conversation
“By providing patients with data on the survival and experiences of other individuals who had similar disease journeys, the tool can help patients understand their own illness trajectory …”
KEYWORDS: palliative care, aging, University of New Brunswick, University of Ottawa

Cancer Research Society Announces Next Generation of Scientists 2023 Award Recipients
Cancer Research Society
“Our approach aims to strengthen the research ecosystem in Canada, encourage innovation and ensure that our country remains at the forefront of cancer research …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, innovative research, funding, Cancer Research Society

Study finds COVID cases underreported in most African countries during initial stage
“The low reporting numbers was likely due to a lack of public awareness, public health resources, monitoring practices, testing availability and stigma …”
KEYWORDS: COVID-19, pandemic, York University