Daily Media Digest January 14, 2021

Sleep heals – why is it so elusive lately?
Toronto Sun
“… laboratory of the School of Psychology at U of Ottawa, and head scientist in the sleep research unit at The Royal Institute of Mental Health Research, …”
TAGS: sleep, healing, innovative research, The Royal

Risk of death increases with multiple alcohol-related emergency room visits
Drug & Alcohol Testing Association of Canada (DATAC)
“… International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that one in 20 people who ended …”
TAGS: alcohol, substance use, mental health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Canadian cannabis users report increased use over pandemic, worrying experts
“It’s prompting experts at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to urge moderation among those who use, increased screening by clinicians and …”
TAGS: cannabis, substance use, mental health, addiction, pandemic, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

We can’t wait another 100 years to End Diabetes
“Diabetes continues to take the lives of Canadians and the prevalence rates are … Through the campaign, Diabetes Canada will engage in a national …”
TAGS: diabetes, chronic illness, insulin, innovative research, Diabetes Canada

Characterizing adverse childhood experiences among children and adolescents with prenatal alcohol exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Science Direct
“Children and adolescents with PAE experience high rates of early adversity. Practice and policy initiatives are needed to improve early detection of ACEs among children with PAE, and of PAE among children with ACEs. Targeted supports are needed to strengthen the early caregiving environment and mitigate the risks of adversity to support healthy outcomes for individuals with PAE and FASD.”
TAGS: prenatal alcohol exposure, children and youth health, FASD, developmental health, CanFASD

Rheumatoid arthritis patients at heightened risk for life-threatening blood clot
Canada NewsWire
“Arthritis Research Canada’s scientific director, Dr. Diane Lacaille is leading a team of over 100 researchers, trainees and staff whose world recognized …”
TAGS: rheumatoid arthritis, blood clot, comorbidities, at-risk population

The “infodemic” is not helping people truly understand COVID and vaccines
Toronto Star
“… Dr. Chantal Barriault, director of the Science Communication program at L.U. and Dr. Timothy Caufield, a Canada Research chair in health, law and …”
TAGS: COVID-19, misinformation, vaccines, public health

What About Your Bones and Why do They Matter? Bone Health Resources in Small Communities
Osteoporosis Canada
“Join our panel as they discuss how you can get the information and access to the tools and resources you need to make informed decisions to reduce your risk and manage osteoporosis. The webinar panel will also provide information on exercise and nutrition to help keep your bones strong and healthy especially during COVID-19.”

Osteoporosis and Medications: Top 5 Things to Know
Osteoporosis Canada
“Everyone is different – some people respond better to one drug than another, while some experience side effects that others don’t. It’s important to speak to your doctor to assess the benefits and risks of each treatment, and determine which is best for you. Join Teri Charrois, BScPharm, ACPR, MSc who will share information on the top 5 things that you should know about osteoporosis and medications”