Daily Media Digest December 2, 2020

COVID restrictions tough for parents of sick babies, study shows

“… and researcher at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, says COVID-19 restrictions have impacted families across the country, including P.E.I..”
TAGS: COVID-19, children and youth health, innovative research, pandemic, IWK Health Centre

Dangers of sedentary COVID-19 lockdown: Inactivity can take toll on health in just two weeks
National Post
“McMaster University researchers have shown that reducing daily steps to fewer than 1,500 — similar to the activity level of people who are …”
TAGS: COVID-19, physical health, sedentary lifestyle, McMaster University

Will Canada lag behind on coronavirus vaccines? It’s complicated, experts say
Global News
“Casey said that mRNA vaccines have a limited amount of manufacturing capacity around the world, and none of that capacity falls within Canada’s borders.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, mRNA vaccines, BioteCanada

Antibody tests for COVID-19 are now available, but are they worth it?
“Marc-André Langlois, a University of Ottawa professor and Canada research chair in molecular virology and intrinsic immunity, said while a previous …”
TAGS: COVID-19, antibody testing, immunity, public health

Three UM researchers among most powerful women in Canada
UM Today
““These women are incredible leaders who are achieving inspiring accomplishments,” said Digvir Jayas, vice-president (research and international) …”
TAGS: women in STEM, innovative research, University of Manitoba

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: innovative research, cancer, Mitacs Prize, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Researcher’s work to increase exercise among cancer survivors expands across Canada
UCalgary News
“… Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Cancer Society (CSS), and Alberta Cancer Foundation. The study aims to increase levels …”
TAGS: cancer, exercise, physical health, recovery, University of Calgary