Daily Media Digest February 1, 2021

The next generation of PPE: How Canadian researchers are making masks, gowns better

“Dr. James Dickinson, a professor of family medicine at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine, has said that COVID-19 measures in …”
TAGS: personal protective equipment, pandemic, infectious disease, McMaster University, University of Calgary

USask awarded $650K to work with First Nations and Métis communities
Yorkton This Week
“The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been named one of the 15 winners of the North American 2020 TD Ready Challenge …”
TAGS: rural health, First Nations and Métis community health, pandemic, University of Saskatchewan

MUHC initiative fighting misconception of heart disease affecting mostly men
CTV Montreal
“A decade after a McGill University Health Centre nurse began a movement to prevent heart disease in women, patients and healthcare …”
TAGS: heart disease, women’s health, cardiovascular health, McGill University Health Centre

Pandemic spurs scientists to look closer at an experimental treatment for severe depression
CTV News
“… cent of patients with depression achieve remission after treatment, according to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), making it one of …”
TAGS: pandemic, mental health, innovative treatment, depression, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Canada’s blood supply has a diversity problem and people are dying because of it
“Stem cells are the body’s basic building blocks – the raw material from … The problem with Canada’s blood stem cell registry is more than two-thirds of …”
TAGS: blood transfusion, stem cell, blood donation

February is Heart Month, and after nearly 70 years, Heart & Stroke’s signature fundraiser, the door …
Canada NewsWire
“… Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit in partnership with the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.”
TAGS: cardiac health, fundraiser, heart attack, Heart and Stroke, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Disturbing trend of infants coming to CHEO with head trauma
“In collaboration with the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health, CHEO is raising awareness of a disturbing trend. Since September, CHEO has seen more than twice as many infants (children under 1 year) for maltreatment concerns, specifically fractures and head trauma. Our community needs to be aware.”
TAGS: head trauma, children and youth health, pandemic, traumatic brain injury, CHEO

Experts weighs in on why masks, social distancing are needed, even if you get the shot
Kitchener Today
“As we celebrate the arrival of these two novel vaccines, other factors that are worth mentioning may hamper the return to our old normal life.”
TAGS: social distancing, personal protective equipment, social distancing, York University

2020 Leadership in Advocacy Award Virtual Award Presentation
“Please join us at a virtual event to celebrate the 2020 Leadership in Advocacy Award Winners, Dr. Ingrid Waldron and HealthCareCAN”
Date: February 23, 2021
Time: 3:00 – 3:30 PM ET