Daily Media Digest June 18, 2020

Med school’s Connection Circles help bridge COVID-19 gap
UCalgary News
“ii’ taa’poh’to’p, the University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy, is a commitment to deep evolutionary transformation by reimagining ways of knowing, …”
TAGS: mental health, Connection Circle, COVID-19

Coronavirus shutdown shouldn’t stop people from being vaccinated, USask research says
“… flu outbreak and the COVID-19 pandemic, but one University of Saskatchewan (USask) … If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccines

Why testing negative for coronavirus isn’t a guarantee you don’t have COVID-19
“Testing negative for the coronavirus doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t have COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, and experts say the high rate of false negatives could mean many cases aren’t being caught.”
TAGS: medical tests, COVID-19, public health

Relaunch comes with anxiety for many: Dr. Hinshaw
“A recent survey from the Centre for Addiction and Mental health found one in five Canadians reported moderate to severe anxiety due to factors such …”
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19, public health

Sunnybrook’s COVID-19 virtual panel discussion
Sunnybrook Foundation
“Sunnybrook has been at the global forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic since the first Canadian case was identified. Our clinical response was immediate, but crucially, so was our research response. Our team of experts are working tirelessly to better understand and manage the virus, and uncover ways of treating it.”
TAGS: COVID-19, virtual panel, innovative research

New test paves the way for tailored treatment of deadliest form of ovarian cancer
UBC Faculty of Medicine
“… department of obstetrics and gynaecology, investigator at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) and scientist at OVCARE, B.C.’s …”
TAGS: cancer, women’s health, innovative treatment

Fungi play a critical role within our gut microbiome, research finds
UCalgary News
“We sat down virtually with Dr. Arrieta (pictured above) to learn more about her research and what the findings mean. Why did you want to study fungi?”
TAGS: gut microbiome, gut health

Concussion study at Western University finds minor, repetitive hits change brains
The London Free Press
“It isn’t just major concussive blows but a series minor hits that can cause changes in athletes’ brains, a new study by Western University researchers says.”
TAGS: neuroscience, brain health, concussion