Daily Media Digest February 25, 2020

Ottawa scientists push advances in concussion research

The Globe and Mail
“To better understand concussions, scientists often rely on two less-than-ideal options: crash-test dummy-like models and human cadaver heads.”
TAGS: concussion, traumatic brain injury, chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Young mothers face far more mental health challenges than older parents: study

CTV News
“The findings, compiled in part with the McMaster Children’s Hospital and funded by Hamilton Health Sciences, stemmed from responses of hundreds …”
TAGS: mental health, women’s health, young parents

Rare Disease Day initiative celebrates Canadians’ differences, shines light on Canadians living …

Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Rare Disease Day initiative celebrates Canadians’ differences, shines light on Canadians living with rare diseases … the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD), in partnership with Sanofi Genzyme, is helping to highlight …”
TAGS: rare diseases,  Rare Disease Day 

‘It was impossible that I was having a heart attack’: Why Canadian women’s heart health continues …

“It wasn’t until five days later when Robert visited the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and an angiogram confirmed her fears: Robert – an otherwise …”
TAGS:  heart attack, women’s health, cardiovascular research

How Toronto medical staff responded to the first confirmed coronavirus case in Canada

“… China, a 56-year-old man arrived at the emergency department of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto with a fever and dry cough.”
TAGS: coronavirus, public health, thrombocytopenia   

Montreal physician and researcher advises pregnant women to avoid using CBD

The London Free Press
“… senior scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, a psychiatry professor at McGill University and practising psychiatrist …”
TAGS: pregnancy, cannabis, developmental health

7 in 10 Canadians don’t use condoms: McMaster University

“Seven out of 10 Canadians aren’t using condoms during sex, while the country’s youngest practice safe sex more than any other demographic in …”
TAGS: sexual health, public health

BEYOND LOCAL: Designing artificial brains can help us learn more about real ones

“Neurological diseases are on the rise worldwide, making a better … Blake Richards, Assistant professor, Montreal Neurological Institute and the …”
TAGS: neurological disease, artificial brain, neuroscience