Daily Media Digest December 20, 2021

Had enough yet? Omicron pushes Canadians deeper into pandemic fatigue – CTV News
CTV News
“CTV National News: World Mental Health Day. NOW PLAYING … Related Stories. COVID-19 pandemic led to stark rise in depression, anxiety: study.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, pandemic fatigue, mental health, York University

Answers from COVID experts: How do you talk to family members who aren’t vaccinated …
Yahoo News Canada
“The Conversation Canada and McMaster University recently co-hosted a live event on vaccine hesitancy. Editor-in-Chief Scott White spoke with four …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccination, McMaster University

‘Worry work’: The mental load is weighing on mothers in the pandemic era – CTV News
CTV News
“… face mask for school are all considered “worry work,” according to Andrea O’Reilly, a women’s studies professor at York University in Toronto.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, mental health, women’s health, York University

Vancouver researchers launch new Alzheimer’s test for Canadians
Vancouver Is Awesome
DeMarco is a clinical associate professor at UBC and clinical chemist with Providence Health Care. She and a team helped develop the biomarker …
TAGS: dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, mental health, aging population, Providence Health Care

Tattooed psychologists seen as more ‘confident, empathetic’: USask study | Globalnews.ca
Global News
“People tended to perceive tattooed medical professionals as being less competent and they had more negative feelings towards them,” said Zidenberg.
TAGS: psychology, mental health, healthcare professional, patient care, University of Saskatchewan

Cannabis use appears to be increasing in pregnant, breastfeeding Canadians – CTV News
CTV News
“A new, small-scale study has found that pregnant and breastfeeding … to manage pregnancy-related symptoms and pre-existing health conditions, …”
TAGS: developmental health, substance use, cannabis, maternal health, pregnancy, McMaster University