Daily Media Digest January 28, 2021

Teachers, parents, teens mental health hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic
CTV News London
“A new national study conducted by Mental Health Research Canada has found COVID-19 is having a big impact on stress, anxiety and depression …”
TAGS: mental health, vulnerable populations, COVID-19, pandemic, Western University

Thunder Bay’s raw sewage will be tested for COVID-19 (2 Photos)
“Studies have shown that a significant proportion of infected individuals shed the … cross-Ontario project involving municipalities and regional laboratories. … eventually go to the Health Sciences North Research Institute in Sudbury. … The Thunder Bay District Health Unit will have access to the sampling …”
TAGS: COVID-19, wastewater monitoring, pandemic, public health, Health Sciences North Research Institute

Digital campaign aims to counter COVID-19 conspiracies, misinformation
“… misinformation has shifted in the past 10 months, says Timothy Caulfield, Canada research chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta.”
TAGS: COVID-19, misinformation, public health, virtual health

‘Pacemaker for the spine:’ Study improves quality of life for man with spinal injury
“Aaron Phillips from the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine and Gregoire Courtine at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology created …”
TAGS: pacemaker, spinal cord injury, innovative treatment, University of Calgary

LSD may offer viable treatment for certain mental disorders
McGill Newsroom
“… Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill and psychiatrist at the McGill University Health Centre. “These hallucinogenic compounds, which …”
TAGS: mental health, innovative treatment, hallucinogenic compound, McGill University Health Centre

Brain training through a computer game may be treatment for PTSD: study
CTV News London
“A trial study conducted by Lawson Health Research institute and Western University, is using a computer game to help reduce symptoms of …”
TAGS: brain training, PTSD, mental health, innovative treatment, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University

Panellists issue call to action to support mental health in diverse communities
The Kingston Whig-Standard
“Dr. Jane Philpott moderated a joint discussion on mental health in diverse communities with Natan Obed, upper left, Dr. Kenneth Fung, bottom left, …”
TAGS: mental health, community health, at-risk populations, Queen’s University