Daily Media Digest April 13, 2021

One in 10 Canadians are hesitant to get the vaccine: CAMH survey
“… on getting the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new survey by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, raising questions about how health-care …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, mental health, vaccine, vaccine hesitancy, CAMH

UM Mathematicians at the forefront of infectious disease modeling
UM Today
“… Emerging Infections (OMNI), led by Huaiping Zhu, York University. OMNI also includes UM researchers, Drs Stephanie Portet and Kang-Ling Liao.”
TAGS: infectious disease, COVID-19, pandemic, public health, York University, University of Manitoba

Medical lab professionals shine brightly (in indigo) amidst a global health crisis
Canada NewsWire
“Spearheaded by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS), April 11 – 17, 2021 is National Medical Laboratory Week, a time to …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, global health crisis, CSMLS

Period poverty advocacy grinds to halt during pandemic, hope remains
Regina Leader-Post
“Petrucka is a professor at the University of Saskatchewan and she’s involved with a period poverty project called Fem Heard, which is run by the College …”
TAGS: women’s health, pandemic, period poverty, University of Saskatchewan

Ontario doctors still lack knowledge when it comes to medical pot: McMaster study
“A recent study carried out by McMaster University shows that Ontario physicians are still reluctant to authorize medical cannabis even two decades …”
TAGS: medical cannabis, alternative treatment, McMaster Univeristy

UCalgary researcher publishes systematic review of compassion training in health care
UCalgary News
“The review, published in Academic Medicine, details how most compassion training in health care weighs heavily toward the development of learner …”
TAGS: compassion, healthcare training, systematic review, University of Calgary

New U of G research finds early cannabis use may lead to heart disease
“In the first study to look at specific risk indicators for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in young, healthy cannabis users, researchers found subtle but …”
TAGS: cannabis, heart disease, youth health, cardiovascular disease, University of Guelph