Daily Media Digest July 20, 2020

Ontario Announces Next Round of Research Projects to Fight COVID-19

Government of Ontario News
“The Ontario government unveiled the second round of research projects approved and supported through the … Lawson Health Research Institute.”
TAGS: COVID-19, funding, innovative research

How AI is enabling COVID-19 research
“Julien, who is also Canada Research Chair in Structural Immunology, agrees that the team’s existing work enabled them to tackle COVID-19 quickly …”
TAGS: COVID-19, artificial intelligence, public health

Do masks reduce your oxygen levels? Your COVID-19 questions answered
“… mask depletes your body of oxygen,” said Dr. Susy Hota, medical director of infection prevention and control at Toronto’s University Health Network.”
TAGS: COVID-19, personal protective equipment, infection prevention

Lockdown fatigue, ‘invincibility’ causing more COVID-19 infections in young people
CTV News
“Children over age 10 spread COVID-19 as much as adults, study finds … Numbers from the Public Health Agency of Canada show that during the second … Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Toronto’s associate medical officer of health, said health …”
TAGS: COVID-19, lockdown fatigue, public health

Dal researchers create app that monitors mental health by measuring user’s emotions
“Teresa Scassa, Canada research chair in information law and policy at the University of Ottawa, said apps like this may prove to be an innovative way …”
TAGS: mental health, virtual care, app

Queen’s researchers discover ‘thought worms’
The Kingston Whig-Standard
“Jordan Poppenk, the Canada Research chair in cognitive neuroscience and a psychology professor at Queen’s, and his master’s student, Julie Tseng, …”
TAGS: cognition, neuroscience, brain health

Promising new drug carrier could improve bone repair and cancer treatments
Yorkton This Week
“… Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan to explore a promising drug carrier that could be used to deliver cancer treatments and therapeutics …”
TAGS: cancer, innovative treatment, bone repair