Daily Media Digest April 1, 2021

Powerful brain imaging provides new insights on neurological symptoms of COVID-19
Western News
“A team of Western scientists and clinicians is combining powerful brain imaging tools with Alzheimer’s and epilepsy expertise to better understand the effects of COVID-19 on the brain.”
TAGS: COVID-19, neurological effects, brain imaging, Western University

Heart Institute CEO Dr. Thierry Mesana calls for earlier second COVID vaccine doses as outbreaks …
Ottawa Citizen
“The head of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute is calling for all patient-facing health workers there to receive second doses of COVID-19 vaccine …”
TAGS: COVID-19, frontline workers, vaccine, public health, Heart Institute

A year into pandemic, long-haul COVID-19 sufferers still struggle to get care
“… way to build expertise when so little is known, said Angela Cheung, senior clinician-scientist at the University Health Network in Toronto.”
TAGS: COVID-19, long-haul, comorbidities, access to care, University Health Network

Study finds link between processed meats and higher risk of cardiovascular disease
CTV News
“To reach this conclusion, the research team – which included a group from McMaster University — tracked the diets and health outcomes of more than …”
TAGS: cardiovascular disease, diet, McMaster University

Limiting the spread of tuberculosis
“GlycoNet researchers are identifying effective ways to prevent one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide.”
TAGS: tuberculosis, innovative research, infectious disease, GlycoNet

UBC neuroscientist joins investigation of a mysterious new brain disease
UBC Faculty of Medicine
“The work of ProMIS involves finding treatment for misfolded protein diseases, including ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. “Our goal is to identify …”
TAGS: mental health, brain disease, neuroscience, protein diseases