Daily Media Digest January 21, 2021

Experts say pandemic fuelling apparent spike in eating disorders among adolescents
CTV News
“… Hospital for Sick Children, Ottawa’s pediatric hospital and research centre … “What we have been seeing in Alberta and at SickKids is not unique.”
TAGS: pandemic, mental health, eating disorder, children and youth health, CHEO, SickKids

Delaying second dose of coronavirus vaccines is ‘risky gamble’: experts
“… specialist and a medical microbiologist at the McGill University Health Centre. A second dose is then required to achieve the vaccine’s full potential.”
TAGS: COVID-19, infectious disease, vaccination, public health, McGill University Health Centre

University of Manitoba research project tests rivers for viruses, including COVID-19
CTV News
“A first of its kind research project is underway at the University of Manitoba to try to detect the presence of viruses, including COVID-19, …”
TAGS: public health, COVID-19, wastewater sampling, infectious disease, University of Manitoba, CHEO

Nursing prof focuses study on mental health model for First Nations children
UM Today
“Woodgate, Canada Research Chair in Child and Family Engagement in Health Research and Healthcare, said approximately 20 per cent of youth in …”
TAGS: mental health, community health., children and youth health, First Nations health, University of Manitoba

London, Ont., COVID-19 antibody test under review could allow for fast, inexpensive testing
“A team out of Western University in London, Ont., says it has developed a COVID-19 antibody test that is faster and more accurate than any currently …”
TAGS: COVID-19, antibody test, public health, infectious disease, Western University

Better, but far from over: U of T experts share their COVID-19 outlooks for the year ahead
“… Bogoch, associate professor of medicine in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and an infectious diseases consultant at the University Health Network.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, infectious disease, community health, public health

Making medical imaging more accessible with better molecules
McGill Newsroom
“… Professor in the Department of Chemistry at McGill University and Alexey Kostikov, an Associate Professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute.”
TAGS: medical imaging, medical technology, innovative research, The Neuro

Ready-to-use self-injectable formulation of ENTYVIO® (vedolizumab) now available for Canadians …
Canada NewsWire
“Having a formulation of vedolizumab that can be self-administered is an important new delivery method for IBD patients with Crohn’s disease or …”
TAGS: chronic illness, Crohn’s disease, colitis, innovative treatment, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada