Daily Media Digest April 16, 2021

Here’s how stem cell therapy may help patients with COVID-19
“Dr. Duncan Stewart, executive vice-president of research at The Ottawa Hospital, says stem cells play a role in reducing inflammation and enhancing …”
TAGS: COVID-19, stem cell therapy, innovative treatment, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Trailblazing report offers policy solutions for long-term care during COVID-19 and beyond
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“Sociologist Pat Armstrong, an expert on the Canadian healthcare system, has co-authored a ground-breaking report that gives government stakeholders a literal how-to plan on improving long-term residential care. It provides a path forward at a vital point in time.”
TAGS: COVID-19, policy, long-term care, healthcare system, York University

Shut down travel between provinces to control spread of variants, experts say
“Kelley Lee, the Canada Research Chair in global health governance at … Lee is the co-author of a study on the effectiveness of travel restrictions at …”
TAGS: COVID-19, travel restrictions, pandemic, variants of concern

Third wave of COVID-19 pandemic ‘becoming unbearable’ for mothers struggling to cope
“According to the latest survey by The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), nearly 24.3 per cent of women indicated severe anxiety.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, mental health, maternal health, CAMH

Best Buy Health, AGE-WELL, Bruyère Research Institute and Carleton University Partner on Aging in Place Research
“Best Buy Health and AGE-WELL are partnering with the Bruyère Research Institute and Carleton University in new research that will help older adults continue to live independently—and give their family and caregivers peace of mind.”
TAGS: aging, older adults, caregivers, independent living, Bruyere Research Institute, Carleton University

Future-proofing the PSW workforce through education and advocacy
“A project by University Heath Network’s newest research institute aims to future-proof Canada’s personal support workers (PSWs) against emerging health crises, while levelling out some of the inequities PSWs face compared to other health professions.”
TAGS: health professions, healthcare education, personal support worker, University Health Network

U of T and Max Planck Society establish centre to study neural science and technology
“… Max Planck network, but also at the University Health Network (UHN), the Hospital for Sick Children and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.”
TAGS: neuroscience, medical technology, University Health Network, SickKids, CAMH