Daily Media Digest December 8, 2020

U of S doctor calls announced delivery of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses by year’s end ‘fabulous’
“Today’s announcement that 249,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be delivered to Canada before the end of the year is “fabulous news,” …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, vaccine, public health, Pfizer

HHS physician leads deal to expand brain cancer research in Canada
Hamilton Health Sciences
“Never one to shy away from a challenge, Singh chose to research GBM because she wanted to improve the quality of life for people diagnosed with this disease. As well as having a high mortality rate, GBM also robs people of their ability to speak, move and think clearly.”
TAGS: brain cancer, neuroscience, innovative research, Hamilton Health Sciences

Dementia patients take up Ontario psychiatric beds ill-suited to their care, experts say
“A few specialized hospitals, such as Ontario Shores in Whitby, Ont., and Baycrest Centre in Toronto, have created units to address the crisis.”
TAGS: dementia, aging population, brain health, psychiatry, Baycrest Centre

U of T committee seeking student volunteers to help set direction of student mental health research
“Experts from the University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) are seeking U of T students’ help to shape the direction …”
TAGS: mental health, youth health, support, CAMH

Indigenous wellness learning at USask supported by CMA and SMA
Canada NewsWire
“Enrolment is open to health-care practitioners across Canada. The content was created by Indigenous community members and scholars, some of …”
TAGS: Indigenous wellness, medical training, health care practitioners, University of Saskatchewan

USask research team part of project to eliminate cervical cancer in Canada
“A team of researchers at the University of Saskatchewan is working with heads of the Urban Public Health Network to hopefully one day wipe …”
TAGS: cancer, cervical cancer, women’s health, HPV, University of Saskatchewan