Daily Media Digest December 16, 2020

Binge drinking hits worrying levels during COVID: CAMH
Toronto Sun
“… under 18 have had it toughest during COVID, according to the the sixth and final Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) survey for 2020.”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, anxiety, substance use and abuse, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Saskatoon company nearing completion of plant-based COVID-19 vaccine
620 CKRM.com
“… says through their partnership with VIDO-Intervac on the University of Saskatchewan campus, pre-clinical trials on animals will begin early next year.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, innovative research, public health, University of Saskatchewan, VIDO-InterVac

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Awards Over $1.2 Million to New Research Projects through Annual …
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
“Leading Canadian IBD researchers receive essential funding for projects investigating Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis”.
TAGS: Crohn’s, colitis, gut health, chronic illness, funding, innovative research, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Lonely people’s brains look different, study finds
CTV News
“… study’s lead author and a researcher at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) of McGill University, said in a press release Tuesday.”
TAGS: brain health, loneliness, neuroscience, The Neuro

Integrated Youth Services: a pan-Canadian movement critical to addressing youth mental health
Hill Times
“Youth everywhere in Canada deserve access to high-quality, integrated mental health services and this should be even more widely recognized. All provinces and territories should be supporting these services.”
TAGS: mental health, youth health, integrated mental health services, the Graham Boeckh Foundation

Ask an Expert: Feeling stressed this holiday season? Mindfulness could help.
“Mindfulness is now practiced in schools, in workplaces and by countless people around the world. To learn why, we got in touch with Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute clinician-scientist Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez.”
TAGS: mindfulness, mental health, anxiety and stress, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute