Daily Media Digest June 10, 2020

University of Calgary launches study to explore children’s experiences with COVID-19 and role in …

“Researchers from the University of Calgary are hoping to answer some burning questions about COVID-19 and children. As Laurel …”
TAGS: COVD-19, pediatric health, innovative research

Heat and humidity battle sunshine for influence over the spread of COVID-19, researchers find
“An international team of researchers led by McMaster University has found that while higher heat and humidity can slow the spread of COVID-19, longer hours of sunlight are associated with a higher incidence of the disease, in a sign that sunny days can tempt more people out even if this means a higher risk of infection.”
TAGS: risk of infection, COVID-19, public health

What is asymptomatic transmission?
“… Pellan Cheng, a clinician scientist at the McGill University Health Centre, who is also on the federal government’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force.”
TAGS: COVID-19, asymptomatic transmission, public health

COVID-19 cases are on the rise among young adults, but health experts aren’t sure why
The Globe and Mail
“Lauren Lapointe-Shaw, a general internist and clinical epidemiologist at Toronto’s University Health Network, said young people likely made up a …”
TAGS: COVID-19, young adult health, pandemic

Carleton Researcher Receives Funding from CIHR to Investigate Impact of Changes to Canada’s …
Carleton Newsroom (press release)
“Carleton Researcher Receives Funding from CIHR to Investigate Impact of Changes to Canada’s Public Health System. Carleton University researcher …”
TAGS: public health system, innovative research

IWK collaboration focuses on best way to support pregnant women living with higher weights
“These guidelines have become the focus of a community of practice (CoP), based out of the IWK Health Centre and Kingston Health Science Centre, that has been formed to determine the best ways to support women (and their family) during the pre-, peri- and post-natal period(s).”
TAGS: maternal health, women’s health, pregnancy

Fecal transplants show promise as treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Lawson Health Research
“A new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University suggests that fecal transplants could be used as a …”
TAGS: liver disease, innovative treatment, transplant

Why do some non-smokers get COPD while many heavy smokers don’t?
McGill Newsroom
“Dr. Benjamin Smith, a scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), led a team of researchers from across …”
TAGS: lung health, COPD, at-risk population