Daily Media Digest January 28, 2022

Omicron subvariant BA.2 reported in Canada: PHAC – CTV News
CTV News
“The Public Health Agency of Canada says it has detected more than 50 cases of a new Omicron subvariant known as BA.2. The subvariant is widely …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, Omicron, subvariant, University Health Network

HSN researchers mark one year of detecting COVID-19 in northern wastewater
CTV News Northern Ontario
“Health Sciences North researchers have marked their first year of testing wastewater for COVID-19 levels in the region.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, wastewater testing, public health, Health Sciences North

To beat depression, researchers hunt for perfect brain stimulation therapy ‘rhythm’
University of Toronto
“When it comes to finding a long-lasting treatment for depression, a team of Toronto researchers says it could come down to finding the perfect …”
TAGS: mental health, depression, innovative treatment, brain stimulation, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Early physical activity helps children after concussions, study finds | CBC News
“A study from the CHEO Research Institute demonstrates resuming non-contact physical activity 72 hours after a concussion isn’t only safe, …”
TAGS: concussion, traumatic brain injury, recovery, physical activity, CHEO

Concussion management is changing as more research suggests exercise is best approach …
National Post
“Author: Bhanu Sharma, Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Medical Sciences, McMaster University. Public interest in concussion has exploded over …”
TAGS: exercise, concussion, physical health, brain injury, McMaster University

Alzheimer support leads to $1.3B in health-care savings: survey – Western News
Western News – Western University
“By Maggie MacLellan, Special to Western News. January 27, 2022. A new survey report from Western University’s BrainsCAN, in partnership with the …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, aging population, Western University

The Mental Health Troubles of Middle-Aged Men | Psychology Today Canada
Psychology Today
“An exploration of male mid-life mental health, and the need for better supports.”
TAGS: mental health, men’s health, depression, anxiety, social supports, Douglas Hospital Research Centre