Daily Media Digest July 30, 2021

From dizziness to heart failure: Canadian researchers study long-term complications of COVID-19
CityNews Toronto
“The study is led by researcher Dr. Thao Huynh of Montreal’s Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in collaboration with …”
TAGS: heart failure, long-COVID, COVID-19, pandemic, The Neuro, RI-MUHC

COVID-19 shown to leave unique lung fingerprint
Lawson Research
“Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) have developed and tested an artificial neural network for diagnosing COVID-19. The AI system was trained to learn and recognize patterns in ultrasound lung scans of patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and compared them to ultrasound scans of patients with other types of lung diseases and infections.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, lung fingerprint, artificial intelligence, Lawson Health Research Institute

McMaster experts answer COVID-19 vaccine questions
McMaster University
“Zain Chagla, associate professor of medicine and Dawn Bowdish, professor of pathology and molecular medicine, answered a range of vaccine questions during an hour-long Instagram live session – as part of a partnership with the Lung Health Foundation and Canada’s Global Nexus for Pandemics and Biological Threats.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccine, public health, McMaster University

Resident Support Aides: bringing companionship and support to seniors in long-term care
The Ottawa Hospital
“When a call went out for people to support Ontario long-term care homes as Resident Support Aides (RSAs), Judie Wheeland was quick to raise her hand.”
TAGS: long-term care, resident support aides, aging population, The Ottawa Hospital

Toronto-based Braxia Scientific awarded nearly $1 million to study ketamine with cognitive …
Regina Leader-Post
“The funding is provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the federal agency that backs health and medical research in Canada.”
TAGS: cognitive research, mental health, innovative research, treatment options, University Health Network

Fentanyl, cannabis and meth use in Canada spiked during the pandemic, study shows
CTV News
“Researchers behind Statistics Canada’s Canadian Wastewater Survey found … in Alberta to address potent drug supply, overdose crisis: health experts … StatCan study on fentanyl, cannabis and methamphetamine byproducts in … Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw provides an …”
TAGS: cannabis, mental health, substance abuse, pandemic

Canada’s elite athletes at greater risk for mental disorders, study finds
“Canada’s elite athletes at greater risk for mental disorders, study finds … of mental health continues to make headlines at the Tokyo Olympics, a new study, … “after further medical evaluation” for the 24-year-old superstar gymnast to …”
TAGS: mental health, anxiety, depression, elite athletes, University of Toronto