Daily Media Digest January 6, 2021

‘The next big step’: U of T researchers pursue a treatment for vision loss

“… at the Krembil Research Institute at University Health Network and a professor in U of T’s department of laboratory medicine and pathobiology in the …”
TAGS: vision loss, innovative treatment, SickKids Research Institute, University Health Network

High-tech lighting system can kill COVID-19 on surfaces: ImPaKT research
Western News
“A lighting system designed by Western University alumni and tested by ImPaKT researchers can decontaminate high-touch surfaces. COVID-19 virus, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, infection control, decontamination, public health, Western University

Back to basics: Simple exercises are a practical, efficient way to boost fitness
Brighter World – McMaster University
“ McMaster kinesiologists who examined the effectiveness of old-school physical training have found that simple bodyweight exercises, when performed vigorously over short periods, improve cardiorespiratory fitness.”
TAGS: exercise, physical health, kinesiology, McMaster University

USask study shows mask wearing doesn’t affect oxygen intake during a workout
Global News
“Research done at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has found wearing a mask doesn’t affect a person’s ability to breath while they exercise vigorously.”
TAGS: oxygen, mask, physical exercise, University of Saskatchewan

Alzheimer society says COVID-19 further isolates people with dementia
“The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia says adapting to life during a pandemic continues to be difficult for people with dementia. Linda Bird, the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, aging population

Signs of autism can be detected in infants: U of A researchers
CTV Edmonton
“Medical researchers reliably predicted autism spectrum disorder in a large sample of at-risk children by identifying and tracking early behavioural signs …”
TAGS: autism spectrum disorder, developmental health, at-risk population, children’s health