Daily Media Digest December 4, 2020

Canada’s greatest assets in overcoming COVID-19

“Gilles Brassard, Canada Research Chair in Quantum Information Science at Université de Montréal, winner of the prestigious BBVA Foundation …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, pandemic, health research

Glendon researchers expose unequal impacts of COVID-19 on racialized communities
York University
“Though distinct in their research initiatives, Mianda’s and Shahrokni’s central concerns with the impacts of discrimination on racial groups provide insights and research data relevant to better understanding the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on racialized populations.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vulnerable populations, community health, public health, York University

NB-IRDT publishes preliminary results of COVID-19 recovery research
University of New Brunswick
“The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training has published preliminary results of its research into community resiliency in COVID-19 recovery, identifying which areas of the province may be at greater risk of negative outcomes.”
TAGS: COVID-19, recovery research, pandemic, University of New Brunswick

Ottawa baby a pioneer of gene therapy for rare disease
The Ottawa Citizen
“According to Dr. Hugh McMillan, a pediatric neurologist at CHEO and clinical investigator at the hospital’s research institute, much of the research that has led to treatment for SMA has been done at CHEO.”
TAGS: gene therapy, spinal muscular atrophy, neurologist, innovative research, CHEO

Diabetes treatment shouldn’t be tied to ‘privilege of having employment,’ says advocate
“Changes to the diabetes strategy on P.E.I. announced last week are not enough, say a local advocate and Diabetes Canada. The province increased …”
TAGS: Diabetes, insulin pump, chronic illness, vulnerable population, Diabetes Canada

New Western study shows no pain, no gain for knee osteoarthritis
Western News
“The problem is, exercise hurts. For some it hurts a lot. knee joint pain. But a new study from Western University shows that working through the pain pays …”
TAGS: osteoarthritis, aging, chronic pain, Western University

U of T hosts virtual, three-day Indigenous health conference
“We need many things to improve the health of Indigenous people – better housing, more rapid testing and the recognition of systemic discrimination …”