Daily Media Digest January 24, 2022

COVID-19 can wreak havoc on your body. So will it cause health issues decades down the road?
“Dr. Angela Cheung, a senior scientist-clinician at the University Health Network in Toronto, has spent much of the pandemic working with long …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, long COVID, comorbid conditions, University Health Network

Latest research says combination of throat and nose swabs provides better COVID-19 rapid …
CTV News Atlantic
“Nova Scotia Health is now recommending residents swab both their nose and their throat when doing 00:47. N.S. changes recommendations for rapid tests.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, testing, public health, Nova Scotia Health

Montreal’s Jewish General helps identify protective gene variant against COVID-19 | The Laval News
The Laval News
“An international meta-study conducted by researchers at the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Karolinska Institutet …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, genetics, Lady Davis Institute

Pinpointing a Genetic Change – Study reveals how a genetic change in the KRAS gene can make cancer resistant to therapy
“KRAS mutations have long been associated with driving cancer development and progression. These mutations are present in 25% of all tumours and are commonly found in lung, colorectal and pancreatic cancers.”
TAGS: genetics, cancer, risk factors, tumor, University Health Network

The HIV/AIDS crisis showed us how to equitably overcome a pandemic
The Globe and Mail
“The commemoration of humanity’s decades-long struggle to end the HIV pandemic reinforces crucial lessons for our fight against COVID-19.”
TAGS: pandemic, HIV/AIDS, public health, Ryerson University

Researchers bioengineering ‘bridge’ to help heal spinal cord injuries – Troy Media
Troy Media
“… who holds the Canada Research Chair in Spinal Cord Injury. “A successful treatment for a spinal cord injury cannot be one thing.”.”
TAGS: spinal cord, bioengineering, innovative treatment, mobility, Western University