Daily Media Digest July 28, 2022

U of M study looking to boost mental health therapy with the help of electricity
CTV News
“A team at the University of Manitoba is making first-line mental health treatment more accessible. They’re doing it by teaching people mental health skills virtually, which is also opening up opportunities for new therapies to be studied at the same time.”
TAGS: mental health, technology, University of Manitoba

U of L to study youth physical activity levels around the world
“He is collaborating with Dr. Mark S. Tremblay, a senior scientist at the CHEO Research Institute in Ottawa. Together, they will lead a group of 25 co-investigators, who will seek to compare physical activity levels between 14 countries on six continents.”
TAGS: physical activity, youth, CHEO Research Institute

The impact of high cholesterol on tendon health
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“The negative effects of high cholesterol on the heart are widely known, but a recent study led by Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute researcher Dr. Charlotte Waugh, revealed that fat deposits that build up in tendons can impede mobility.”
TAGS: mobility, genetic disorder, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Moderna vaccines better protect long-term care home residents
McMaster University
“The best mitigation strategy we have is vaccinating everyone right at the start of a new COVID-19 wave. That way, people have lots of COVID-19 antibodies and infection rates are reduced. This holds true for both LTC residents and the general public.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccines, long-term care, McMaster University

Lakehead University researchers receiving $2.4 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Lakehead University
“Lakehead University researchers are receiving more than $2.4 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.”
TAGS: research funding, NSERC, Lakehead University