Daily Media Digest August 24, 2021

COVID-19: Three promising ways to move forward in long-term care – Collingwood Today
“This article, written by Pat Armstrong, York University, Canada; Hugh Armstrong, Carleton University; Jacqueline Choiniere, York University, Canada; …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, long-term care, aging population, York University, Carleton University

Research team discovers new underlying genetic mechanism that drives brain folding
“Sunnybrook researchers have discovered a new genetic mechanism that is helping to unlock the mystery of how the brain folds.”
TAGS: genetic mechanism, brain research, neuroscience, Sunnybrook Health Sciences

CHEO’s Emergency Department is seeing more respiratory illness, higher than normal volumes
“CHEO, the only pediatric health and research centre in the region, is seeing a surge in the number of school-age children coming to its Emergency Department (ED) with respiratory illness. Recently, CHEO warned families to be prepared to wait in ‘unusual places’ so the hospital can maintain its safe distance precautions.”
TAGS: respiratory illness, pediatric health, public health, CHEO

Major investment renews national research platform on aging – McGill Reporter
McGill Reporter
“Christina Wolfson, PhD, is a senior scientist in the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program at the Research Institute of the MUHC.”
TAGS: research platform, aging, aging population, RI-MUHC

U of M lab studying aggressive brain tumor gets timely funding boost – CTV News Winnipeg
CTV News
“A research team at the University of Manitoba is hoping its work will have a hand in improving survival rates. Tanveer Sharif, who is an assistant professor at …”
TAGS: brain tumor, neuroscience, funding, innovative research, University of Manitoba

Osteoporosis and related fractures in Canada: Report from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System 2020
“The purpose of this report is to provide a national overview on diagnosed osteoporosis, related fractures and the osteoporosis care gap among Canadians 40 years and older.”
TAGS: osteoporosis, chronic disease, surveillance