Daily Media Digest August 31, 2021

AHS launching survey to discover true impact of ‘long COVID’ | Calgary Herald
Calgary Herald
“Many Albertans who tested positive for COVID-19 at some point during the pandemic can expect to receive an Alberta Health Services survey soon, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, long-COVID, innovative research, Alberta Health Services

McMaster researchers say trial suggests common medications cut heart attack, stroke risk in …
“Philip Joseph, associate professor of medicine at McMaster University and HHS cardiologist, was the principal investigator of the new findings that drew …”
TAGS: heart attack, stroke, medications, innovative research, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences

USask research team finds new potential path to combat aggressive cancers – News …
USask News
“University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have uncovered a potential new pathway to fight rapidly growing, oxygen-starved cancerous tumours, …”
TAGS: cancer, innovative treatment, tumors, University of Saskatchewan

Canadian-banned pesticide could contribute to global obesity: McMaster University-led … – Insauga
“According to a study led by McMaster University scientists, chlorpyrifos, which is sprayed on fruits and vegetables in many parts of the world, slows down the …”
TAGS: obesity, pesticide use, global health, McMaster University

Saskatoon couple donates $1M to VIDO at the U of S | CTV News
CTV Toronto
“… Malcolm and Marilyn Leggett, donated $1 million to VIDO (Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Organization) at the University of Saskatchewan to advance its …”
TAGS: donation, funding, University of Saskatchewan, VIDO

There is a need for reconciliation in Canadian health care: U of T researchers – University of Toronto
“U of T’s Lisa Richardson (left) and Andrew Boozary (right) published commentary in The Lancet that discussed the systemic racism Indigenous Peoples face in …”
TAGS: reconciliation, Indigenous health, innovative research

Montrealers suffered poorer mental health than other Quebecers over COVID-19 pandemic …
“The survey found that mental health took a dive in September 2020 but improved when lockdown measures were eased the following spring. Easing restrictions …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, mental health