Daily Media Digest December 22, 2020

U of T researchers find clues about COVID-19 virus immunity

“New findings from Temerty Faculty of Medicine researchers may help explain why SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – can cause more …”
TAGS: COVID-19, immunity, virus, public health

McGill team wins grant to study ‘trained immunity’ with Japanese researchers
McGill Newsroom
“The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Professor David Langlais will be pursuing this study thanks to a grant from a new collaboration between …”
TAGS: trained immunity, innovative research, collaboration

In a Class of Their Own – Patient education classes offered before treatment help prepare participants for chemotherapy
UHN Research
“On average, 20 patients and support caregivers attend UHN’s GyneChemo class every week. In a typical class, around half of the patient participants have ovarian cancer while a third have endometrial cancer.”
TAGS: chemotherapy, treatment, mental health, cancer, University Health Network

HHS staff lend a hand to long-term care home during pandemic
Hamilton Health Sciences
“This is not the first time HHS staff have brought their skills and expertise to support staff and residents in the long-term care sector. They have also supported other homes throughout the pandemic by carrying out infection prevention and control assessments and follow-ups.”
TAGS: pandemic, long-term care homes, at-risk population, infectious disease, Hamilton Health Sciences

The BC Partners’ FamilySmart: Families helping families
“The development of FamilySmart also involved strategic visioning and engaging with leaders in child and youth mental health and substance use across Canada, including BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services’ current chief operating officer of complex mental health and substance use, Connie Coniglio.”
TAGS: mental health, children and youth health, substance use, addiction

Addressing the health disparities faced by refugees
“As a result, WIHV and Crossroads have collaborated to launch multiple research and education projects. The team has created a clinical database to track the health status of newly arrived refugees noting basic socio-demographic factors, as well as patients’ health conditions.”
TAGS: at-risk population, social determinants of health, innovative research, Women’s College Hospital