Daily Media Digest January 13, 2020

Toronto researchers test new rehabilitation method for paralyzed patients

The Globe and Mail
“The field of brain-machine interfaces has taken off in recent years, with Silicon Valley leaders joining the fray. Companies such as Facebook and Elon […]”
TAGS: rehabilitation, paralysis, stroke, spinal chord injury

Mosquito sperm research could aid pest control strategies in deadly viruses
HRI Portal
“New research from the Faculty of Science suggests that influencing male mosquitoes’ reproductive capacity may, one day, hold the key to improved pest control strategies. Impeding some of the world’s most deadly viruses, spread by mosquitoes, could possibly be within reach, this research suggests.”
TAGS: community health, virus, viral outbreak

Antidepressant prescribing for Canadian youth has increased: study

CTV News
“While the study shows an increase in prescribing of antidepressants, Health […] Mina Tadrous, a scientist with Women’s College Research Institute in […]”
TAGS: mental health, child and youth health, antidepressants

3 ways to protect yourself from a medication mistake at the hospital
“‘28,000 people in Canada died in 2013 because of the medical care that they […] health-care consultant Mary Jane Hampton discusses her “health hacks” […] Research shows one in 18 Canadians admitted to hospital are harmed due […]”
TAGS: medication, hospital, prescription drugs

How to reset your sleep schedule after the holidays

CTV News
“Murray leads the sleep laboratory at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. He says the reason why it’s easy to stay up late and difficult to […]”
TAGS: sleep, circadian rhythm, rest

Evidence Grows for Iron Deficiency Screening in Childhood
“Two recent studies from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto are adding to mounting evidence that Canadians would benefit from more screening for iron deficiency in early childhood.”
TAGS: iron deficiency, developmental health, child and youth health

Creating a Greater ImPaKT
Schulich Medicine and Dentistry
“That work will originate out of the new Imaging Pathogens of Knowledge Translation (ImPaKT) Facility at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, a next-generation facility university officials see as essential toward its efforts to become a leader in infectious diseases research and to save lives.”
TAGS: pathogen, innovative research, infectious disease