Daily Media Digest August 31, 2020

‘There’s a lot of confusion inside of me’: COVID-19 ‘long-haulers’ suffering from neurological …

CTV News
“Dr. Adrian Owen, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging at Western University, discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on the brain.”
TAGS: COVID-19, neurological effects, neuroscience

Examining how the pandemic affects Southwestern Ontario’s frontline hospital workers
Lawson Health Research Institute
“A team from Lawson Health Research Institute will examine the unique personal and professional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on frontline hospital workers in Southwestern Ontario.”
TAGS: COVID-19, frontline workers, pandemic

Canadian clinical trial looks to acai berries in hopes of preventing severe cases of COVID-19
CTV News
“… researcher and director of the Peter Munk Centre of Excellence in Multinational Clinical Trials, part of the University Health Network, told CTV News.”
TAGS: COVID-19, inflammatory response, clinical trial, pandemic

‘It’s not children who are really sick’ — Experts advise on getting kids back to school
“… Child Studies at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences and Dr. Martha Fulford, an infectious diseases specialist at McMaster Children’s …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, children and youth health

Can I use a mouth shield instead of a mask? Your COVID-19 questions answered
“”I don’t think they’re a really good alternative at all,” said Dr. Susy Hota, medical director for infection prevention and control at the University Health …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, personal protective equipment

Drug used to treat coronavirus in cats may be effective for humans too: study
CTV News
“Canada extends COVID-19 restrictions on international travel until Sept. 30 … at the University of Alberta and lead author of the study, explained on CTV News Channel on Saturday. … She said research into its potential use in humans began during the SARS outbreak in 2003.”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative treatment, pandemic, public health

Vaughan doctor: ‘Majority of diabetic patients who experienced COVID-19 have done well’
“Last year, Diabetes Canada showed how the rates of diabetes and prediabetes continue to rise. With this new data, Diabetes Canada also unearthed …”
TAGS: diabetes, pandemic, COVID-19

Chronic health woes more common for transgender people: study
“… at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto also found transgender patients were more likely to live in lower-income neighbourhoods.”
TAGS: chronic health, population health