Daily Media Digest December 1, 2020

Structure, hobbies, exercise and check-ins: U of T expert on taking care of yourself during COVID-19
“… of psychiatry and psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. … It’s important to include healthy eating and daily connection into the daily …”
TAGS: COVID-19, exercise, mental health, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Screen time could have impact on declining mental health among students
“… of suicidal ideation and serious psychological distress ever recorded according to a report from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).”
TAGS: mental health, psychological distress, suicidal ideation, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

I have been drinking more during the pandemic. Should I get help?
The Globe and Mail
“… a psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. “Not surprisingly, some are turning to alcohol and other substances.”
TAGS: mental health, substance abuse, pandemic, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Partisan sniping won’t get vaccines into Canadians’ arms. Only planning will
The Globe and Mail
“Our efforts, political and otherwise, should go into creating the best plan going forward, rather than an endless chorus of woulda, coulda, shouldas.”
TAGS: vaccines, vaccine rollout, pandemic, COVID-19

Canadian scientist receives Mitacs Prize for using viruses to treat cancer
CTV News
“Taylor Jamieson-Datzkiw is a medical student at the University of Ottawa and at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute where she created new viruses …”
TAGS: Mitacs Prize, cancer, innovative research, treatment development, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Parenting with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Needs, Challenges, and Opportunities for Support and Research
“The purpose of this paper is to summarize the limited available literature about parents with FASD and to provide recommendations for future research, practice, and policy directions.”
TAGS: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, developmental health, CanFASD

Dr. Jonathan McGavok: A strengths-based approach to preventing diabetes in Indigenous youth
HRI Portal
“To ensure that the programs they developed worked for Indigenous youth, Dr. McGavock and his team worked with Indigenous community partners to use wholistic models of wellness, grounded in the teachings of Indigenous scholars, rather than western biomedical approaches to disease management.”
TAGS: diabetes, Indigenous youth, community health, Diabetes Canada

After becoming stem cell donor, Toronto man saves life of stranger
“… Robbie Faraday is reflecting on the life he saved four years ago by giving the gift of life and joining Canadian Blood Services stem cell registry.”
TAGS: stem cell, donor, stem cell registry


Meet first baby identified with SMA through newborn screening, treated at CHEO
“Hear the story of Aidan from his parents during a virtual news conference hosted by CHEO, as well as from the family’s pediatric neurologist at CHEO and the head of Newborn Screening Ontario. Discover the long connection between SMA and research at CHEO.”

Panel to discuss health care in live-streamed event
The Sudbury Star
“The Health Sciences North Foundation, Northern Cancer Foundation and NEO Kids Foundation are inviting donors, stakeholders, physicians and …”