Daily Media Digest December 15, 2020

Dal Health professor receives Research Canada’s 2020 leadership advocacy award
Dal News
“Research Canada states that recognition of Canadian health research comes from the dedicated and tireless efforts of health research advocates who …”
TAGS: Leadership in Advocacy Award, health research advocacy, Dalhousie University

Can mRNA vaccines alter your DNA? More of your COVID-19 vaccine questions answered
“”In humans, the progression is always DNA to RNA to protein,” said Dr. Zain Chagla, an associate professor of medicine at McMaster University and …”
TAGS: mRNA, vaccine, public health, McMaster University

Ontario administers first doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Toronto
CTV Toronto
“Anita Quidangen, a personal support worker, got the shot first at the University Health Network in Toronto along with four of her colleagues from the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, University Health Network, Michener Institute for Education

I have an autoimmune disease. Should I take the COVID-19 vaccine?
The Globe and Mail
“… a scientist and clinical microbiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in … Preliminary data from trials of healthy adults indicate some of the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, public health, at risk population, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

First doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Canada given by University Health Network
Canada NewsWire
“University Health Network (UHN) today gave the first COVID-19 vaccine in Canada. This landmark event signals a potential turning …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, public health, University Health Network

People with chronic diseases don’t know if they get COVID-19 vaccine priority
“Dr. Gil Kaplan, a past-chair of the scientific and medical advisory council of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, said people whose immune systems are …”
TAGS: chronic disease, at risk population, vulnerable population, vaccine, COVID-19, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, Diabetes Canada

4 million cries for help: Calls to Kids Help Phone soar amid pandemic
Toronto Star
“Through a survey with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health of around 600 young people across Canada about their mental health since the …”
TAGS: pandemic, COVID-19, mental health, children and youth health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

UM study discovers new targets for MS treatment and potential early disease marker
UM Today
“UM study discovers new targets for MS treatment and potential early … in the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. “This is …”
TAGS: multiple sclerosis, chronic illness, early disease marker, innovative research, University of Manitoba

Researchers identify the origin of a deadly brain cancer
McGill Newsroom
“… on studying brain tumours at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. “Our work reveals that this is a case of mistaken identity.”
TAGS: cancer, brain cancer, innovative research, McGill University Health Centre