Daily Media Digest September 7, 2022

Low-dose ketamine: overcoming stigmas to optimize pain management
Canadian Nurse
“The analgesic effects of ketamine occur at much lower doses than with dosing used for general anesthesia or procedural sedation. Ketamine is shown to desensitize central pain pathways and modulate opioid receptors.”
TAGS: pain management, anesthesia, Canadian Nurses Association

Moving the dial on darker skin tone representation in medicine
“The high-definition cameras were able to collect this data from a person’s visible features, such as pulses of blood seen in tiny blood vessels on their face.”
TAGS: clinical trial, inclusive health research, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Study Reveals Starring Role for Shape-Shifting Mitochondria in Stem Cell Function
Technology Networks
“Collaborators included scientists at uOttawa, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and McGill University.”
TAGS: stem cell research, University of Ottawa, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

McMaster researchers discover unusual bacteria-killing toxin
Brighter World – McMaster University
“… of bacteria in unprecedented ways, paving the way for potential new generation of antibiotics.”
TAGS: pneumonia, infectious disease research, McMaster University

Rady researchers focus on impact of COVID-19 on gestational diabetes care

UM Today – University of Manitoba
“… the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The grant is part of the CIHR’s Addressing the Wider Health Impacts of COVID-19 funding.”
TAGS: gestational diabetes, University of Manitoba, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

IWK pediatric anxiety specialist shares back-to-school advice

CTV News Atlantic
“Dr. Lindsay Uman, a clinical psychologist with the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, who specializes in treatment for anxiety, says her biggest piece …”
TAGS: pediatric health, back-to-school, IWK Health