Daily Media Digest August 25, 2020

Baycrest-CAMH study to examine the impact of COVID-19 and physical distancing on older adults’ mental health
“Rates of depression and stress have increased among the general population since the COVID-19 pandemic began. However, we know little about the current state of mental health of older adults (65+), who are at a higher risk for illness and death due to infection, and account for more than 95% of COVID-19 deaths in Ontario.”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, aging population

From microscope to machine
The Bay Observer – Providing a Fresh Perspective for Hamilton and Burlington
“Hamilton Health Sciences pathologist Dr. Clinton Campbell envisions a future where pathologists work as information specialists in sophisticated …”
TAGS: pathology, innovative technology, artificial intelligence

What should the PPE of the future look like? This McMaster University team wants to provide the …
“… and Fox-Robichaud acted quickly to assemble a team of engineers and clinicians from McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, and they …”
TAGS: personal protective equipment, public health, COVID-19, pandemic

London, Ont. researchers are first in North America to use new breast cancer test
“Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ont., say they are pioneering the use of a “novel diagnostic imaging tool” that may detect …”
TAGS: breast cancer, women’s health, medical technology

B.Sc. (Med.) students adapt research amid pandemic
UM Today
“Many of the learners had to modify their research or take on a whole new project because of reduced capacity in laboratories and temporary lab …”
TAGS: early-career research, research, pandemic

Red Cross study finds seniors struggling most
Sherbrooke Record
“Four months ago, the Canadian Red Cross began a voluntary study … elders, but there was still a significant uptick in anxieties about food safety, health, … the medical, social, academic and research communities to pursue policies …”
TAGS: aging population, vulnerable population, mental health

Nanoparticles show promise in defeating antibiotic-resistant bacteria, U of T researchers find
“A new therapy developed by researchers at the University of Toronto may bring us one step closer to effectively killing deadly drug-resistant …”
TAGS: nanoparticles, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, innovative research