Daily Media Diegest June 5, 2020

Ottawa researchers launch study of pandemic’s impact on homeless

Ottawa Citizen
“The team, led by Dr. Smita Pakhalé of The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, has been awarded $225,000 to examine how the pandemic has …”
TAGS: pandemic, vulnerable populations, COVID-19

Antioxidants in brain linked to better outcomes for patients with psychosis: London researchers
“A study out of Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute suggests that increased antioxidant levels in the brain are linked to quicker …”
TAGS: mental health, psychosis, antioxidants

Hydroxychloroquine not effective in preventing the development of COVID-19 when used as post …
“… at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), in collaboration with partners at the Universities of Manitoba and Alberta.”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, public health

New Company to Advance Research into Made-in-Canada Therapy for Patients with Chronic Pain
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Dr. Guy Rouleau, CEO, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) added, “Dr. Séguéla and I are thrilled with the launch of Neurasic …”
TAGS: chronic pain, innovative therapies

COVID-19 vaccine hunters and the ‘warp speed’ race that could test public trust
National Post
“A survey by researchers in Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication, in partnership with Abacus Data, found that while a strong …”
TAGS: vaccine research, COVID-19, public health

Ontario appoints Jane Philpott to lead pandemic data effort
The Globe and Mail
“Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has appointed former federal cabinet minister Jane Philpott to lead its pandemic data effort, in a bid to better integrate the province’s fragmented health care system in the face of the COVID-19 fight.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, health care system

Labs across Canada tracking COVID-19 mutations to understand which are circulating and …
“Darryl Falzarano is a research scientist at the VIDO-InterVac laboratory at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. His team is a front-runner in …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, public health