Daily Media Digest June 16, 2020

Is Canada ready for the second wave of COVID-19?
“… and Dr. Alon Vaisman of the University Health Network in Toronto. CMAJ: What have been the most important developments in Canada’s pandemic …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health

Sixth Wave Partners with York University and CTRI to Advance Virus Detection Technology
“(“Sixth Wave” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with York University (“York”) and …”
TAGS: virus detection, public health, COVID-19

UHN-led tool to track genetic developments of COVID-19
“The COVID-19 virus is constantly changing as it moves from person to person. To fight the virus today and prepare for what it may look like tomorrow, researchers need to be able to track its development.”
TAGS: genetics, COVID-19, genome sequencing

Chiropractors Commend the Government’s new COVID-19 Financial Supports for Canadians …
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“The Canadian Nurses Association, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, the Arthritis Society and the broad patient advocate community all …”
TAGS: COVID-19, access to care

Study to look at mental health supports for firefighters during pandemic
“A researcher at Lakehead University will be looking at strategies for dealing with mental health issues among firefighters during the COVID-19 …”
TAGS: mental health, frontline workers, COVID-19

The Canadian Open Parkinson Network—National Research Platform Accelerates Parkinson’s Disease Discoveries
HRI Portal
“Parkinson Canada invites people living with Parkinson’s disease to join the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN) to be part of the solution to improve lives for those living with Parkinson’s and ultimately to help discover a cure.”
TAGS: Parkinson’s disease, innovative research, research platform

Waypoint creating research chair in forensic mental health science
“Forensic mental health care has been an integral part of Waypoint’s … one of Canada’s first Research Chairs in Forensic Mental Health Science,” says Dr. … be dedicated to the study and research of forensic mental health science.”.”
TAGS: mental health, forensic mental health science

New study helps improve detection of disease in newborn babies
Folio – University of Alberta
“New study helps improve detection of disease in newborn babies … New research will help health-care practitioners more accurately diagnose illness in … Funding for the research was provided by the Canada Foundation for …”
TAGS: disease detection, neonatal health, children and youth health, medical technologies