Lessons learned from the NIH-led research response to COVID-19
Leaders from the National Institutes of Health and partner organizations outline NIH’s COVID-19 research response in a policy forum(link is external) in the journal Science.
Blood community issues new joint statement to combat misinformation regarding vaccines and the blood supply
To combat ongoing misinformation about COVID-19 vaccinations and blood donation, AABB is joining with America’s Blood Centers (ABC) and the American Red Cross (ARC) to reiterate the safety of America’s blood supply and assure the public that vaccines do not pose a risk to patients receiving blood transfusions.
National study shows Indigenous patients with autoimmune liver disease face worse symptoms and outcomes
Search for the cause and better treatments continues, researcher says.
New, Targeted Test for Colistin-Resistant Enterobacter Species
A study has achieved a breakthrough in understanding the spread of antibiotic resistance in Enterobacter species, which cause many nosocomial infections that are difficult to treat.
Study reveals serious cancer research gaps for Black Canadians
In a new study, the University of Ottawa's Interdisciplinary Centre for Black Health (ICBH) has discovered "large gaps in research" on how common types of cancer affect Black people in Canada.
Ottawa to provide $2B over 10 years for ‘Indigenous health priorities’
The federal government announced Tuesday that it will “work with Indigenous partners” to provide $2 billion over 10 years for “Indigenous health priorities.” A number of First Nations leaders spoke out about not being invited to sit at the table to talk about their priorities.
Researchers investigate whether the perception of time changes with age
Researchers at Eötvös Loránd University have investigated whether the perception of time changes with age, and if so, how, and why we perceive the passage of time differently.
Reaching for the stars: Virtual reality program creates new experiences for seniors in long-term care
The Overcoming Loneliness Project explored loneliness among Canadian long-term care residents during the COVID-19 pandemic and found that many seniors experienced significant social isolation, anxiety and longing for friends and family, often resulting in feelings of loneliness and other negative health consequences. The program identified many innovative technologies that could improve the quality of life of residents, virtual reality was one of them.
Does alcohol consumption increase dementia risk?
A recent study examines the association between alcohol use and dementia risk, as well as changes in drinking patterns. The results may help shape health advice on drinking.
Clinicians Call for Accurate Characterization of Heart Muscle Disorders
Deeper research, genetic tools may help better understand and treat excessive trabeculation
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