Daily Media Digest August 27, 2021

U of C study finds jump in Alta alcohol-related hospitalizations in COVID first wave – Todayville.com
“A study from the University of Calgary finds the number of Albertans hospitalized for an alcohol-related liver disease almost doubled during the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, substance abuse, addiction, University of Calgary

Researchers to create new “breathing” lung model to study illnesses like COVID-19 – Brighter World
Brighter World
“The new bioengineered lung model – coined a “clinical trial on a plate” by the research team – will replicate key features of the human lung, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, lung health, innovative research, McMaster University

How artificial intelligence and big data are fighting COVID-19 in Africa
“A collaboration led by York University researchers in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Health is using artificial intelligence (AI) to define public health policies and interventions to contain and manage the spread of COVID-19 in Africa.”
TAGS: COVID-19, artificial intelligence, international health, York University

Concussion calculator predicts recovery time, risk of long-term symptoms
Hospital News
“With up to 20 per cent of adults with concussion experiencing symptoms that persist beyond three months post-injury, a team of researchers at the KITE Research Institute at UHN asked: “What risk factors pre-dispose an adult to long-term symptoms?””
TAGS: concussion, traumatic brain injury, long-term symptoms, University Health Network

Tips for creating healthy self-care habits in stressful times
“One way to help manage increased stress is to engage in healthy self-care behaviours, but Dr. Sam Iskandar, clinical psychologist at Sunnybrook, says we’re not often good at doing that when we’re experiencing high levels of stress.”
TAGS: stress, mental health, self-care, Sunnybrook

Kelowna resident leading the fight against incurable blood cancer – Vernon Morning Star
Vernon Morning Star
“The Kelowna Multiple Myeloma March is one of 32 communities across the country participating in Myeloma Canada’s nationwide event. The organization is the …”
TAGS: blood cancer, multiple myeloma, smouldering myeloma, prognosis, fundraising, Myeloma Canada