Daily Media Digest April 14, 2021

Pandemic-related cuts in cancer screening, surgery have doctors worried more people will die
National Post
“British Columbia’s Provincial Health Services Authority provided less extensive data, but said the province saw a 20 per cent decrease in new cancer …”
TAGS: pandemic, cancer screening, preventative care, early diagnosis, Provincial Health Services Authority

One year into pandemic, about one in five Canadians reporting high levels of mental distress | CAMH
“CAMH clinicians on the front lines say Canada was already in a mental health crisis before COVID-19 began, and the pandemic is exacerbating the emergency”
TAGS: pandemic, mental health, COVID-19, CAMH

Mental health both a motivator and a barrier to physical activity during the pandemic: McMaster …
“But how can you be motivated to exercise when you’re already feeling stressed and depressed? It’s a paradox that McMaster University researchers …”
TAGS: mental health, pandemic, physical health, exercise, McMaster University

Some blood pressure medication linked to higher risk of skin cancer, study finds
CTV News
“A Canadian study has found that certain blood-pressure … The study, published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, … In 2019, Health Canada issued a safety review of Hydrochlorothiazide, … The study’s authors added that more research is needed to determine how …”
TAGS: skin cancer, cancer, comorbidity, blood pressure medication

Researchers gain wisdom, key recommendations, from First Nations People living with HIV/AIDS
HRI Portal
“Through storytelling meetings with First Nations people living with HIV/AIDS, a health researcher gains key policy and funding recommendations ― nothing short of a call for action that will help to decolonise the HIV cascade of care for Indigenous Peoples.”
TAGS: HIV/AIDS, chronic illness, First Nations, community health, York University

Lack of washrooms increasing issue for Crohn’s and Colitis patients amid pandemic
“According to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, there are over 270,000 people living with either Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. Siam Javeid with the …”
TAGS: Crohn’s and Colitis, chronic illness, gut health, pandemic, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

TD Bank Group to Fund Artificial Intelligence Health Research Lab at Sinai Health
Canada NewsWire
“… Stephen Lye, interim Koffler Director of Research at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) notes, Canada has few platforms to study, …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, funding, innovative research, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI)