Daily Media Digest June 12, 2020

Face masks, goggles, shields and visors: Experts weigh in on the best COVID-19 protection

The Guardian
“… Bogoch, an infectious diseases specialist with Toronto’s University Health Network, who is seeing more people on the streets wearing face shields.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health

Online therapy dog program showing positive results, USask professor says
University of Saskatchewan
“The University of Saskatchewan (USask) PAWS Your Stress Therapy Dog program has been online for seven weeks, offering comfort and self-care tips to members of the campus community who have been physically separated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
TAGS: mental health, animal assisted therapies, COVID-19

Researchers focus expertise on $9M of COVID-19 research
“Researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences, who quickly turned their focus to the need for immediate research on the pandemic, have collected almost $9 million of support for 33 COVID-19 studies.”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, pandemic

Health Research Foundation Launches Research Chair in Pandemic Preparedness
Digital Journal
“Innovative Medicines Canada members generously contribute to the HRF ensuring such research will continue to benefit Canadians. For further …”
TAGS: pandemic preparedness, Innovative Medicines Canada

Brain research shows the arts promote mental health
UCalgary News
“The arts offer an evidence-based solution for promoting mental health. While practising the arts is not the panacea for all mental health challenges, there’s enough evidence to support prioritizing arts in our own lives at home as well as in our education systems.”
TAGS: mental health, neuroscience, innovative research

New Traumatic Brain Injury Report Card looks at trends in care across Ontario Health system
Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
“The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation issue first traumatic brain injury (TBI) report card that looks at trends across the Ontario Health system.”
TAGS: traumatic brain injury, innovative research, neuroscience