Daily Media Digest January 25, 2021

Researchers say they’ve Found Two Effective Treatments for COVID-19

AM800 (iHeartRadio)
“A team of researchers from the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) and Toronto’s University Health Network (UHN) believe they’ve found effective …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative treatment, prognosis, pandemic, blood thinner, University Health Network

Full-dose blood thinners decreased need for life support and improved outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in international trial
University of Manitoba
“Full dose anti-coagulation (blood thinner) treatments given to patients hospitalized for COVID-19 reduced the requirement of vital organ support in a large clinical trial conducted worldwide.  With large numbers of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization, this treatment is expected to reduce the pressure in intensive care units around the world.”
TAGS: blood thinner, COVID-19, innovative treatment, pandemic, University of Manitoba, University Health Network

University of Saskatchewan finds troubling impacts of Covid-19 Isolation on University Students
The Medium
“The University of Saskatchewan in collaboration with the University of Regina conducted a four-month study on 125 students studying at either the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, isolation, mental health, physical activity, University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina

If dangerous COVID variants were spreading widely in Ontario, would we know? Why scientists are …
“At Sinai Health’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, scientists are working to adapt a next-generation, ultra-high-throughput sequencing …”
TAGS: COVID-19, disease variants, genome sequencing, high-throughput sequencing

1 year after Canada’s first coronavirus case, the COVID-19 pandemic rages on
“Infectious diseases specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch of Toronto’s University Health Network calls what happened in Ontario’s long-term care homes last …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, infectious disease, University Health Network, Western University, McMaster University

Mobile health clinic to support Toronto’s most marginalized communities
CityNews Toronto
“Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre is working in partnership with the University Health Network Social Medicine Program and TELUS …”
TAGS: marginalized communities, mobile health, social medicine, vulnerable populations, University Health Network

Western University researchers eye social media’s toll on youth health
London Free Press (Blogs)
“Two recent Western University studies of youth point to those conclusions, and the findings are of particular importance given the backdrop of a …”
TAGS: youth health, social media, mental health, Western University

U of A researchers discover one of our cellular building blocks acts as a gel, not liquid as previously believed
University of Alberta
“Landmark discovery of the physical state of complex DNA and protein “packages”—called chromatin—in a cell’s nucleus could lead to better understanding of diseases such as cancer.”
TAGS: cellular research, DNA, innovative research, chromatin, Cancer Research Society