Daily Media Digest June 2, 2021

Those at risk for obstructive sleep apnea are more likely to get COVID-19 and be hospitalized
“A recent study from UHN revealed that individuals at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea are more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 and are twice as likely to be hospitalized or treated in intensive care.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, hospitalization, sleep apnea, at-risk conditions, University Health Network

Effective border management plays key role in battle against COVID-19
Simon Fraser University News
“SFU professor Kelley Lee, the Canada Research Chair in Global Health Governance, says the country needs better data and improved decision-making …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, Simon Fraser University

Another wave of COVID-19 for Ontario? A concerning new variant is threatening to take hold, data …
Waterloo Chronicle
“Dr. Isaac Bogoch, infectious diseases specialist at University Health Network and associate professor at the University of Toronto, agreed, saying …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, variant, public health, University Health Network

Roadmap for an Integrated Life Sciences Ecosystem in Ontario
Life Sciences Ontario
“In the first year of the pandemic, we have tragically witnessed almost 8,000 deaths in Ontario (which have disproportionately impacted elderly and vulnerable populations), widespread business closures, tremendous pressures on our healthcare system and healthcare workers, cancellations or delays in non-COVID-19-related health services (e.g. elective surgeries), soaring demand for mental health support, declines in life satisfaction, a growing unemployment rate and a projected economic impact of ~$72B.”
TAGS: pandemic, COVID-19, healthcare system, public health, health research, Life Sciences Ontario

Meet 2 scientists advancing diversity and inclusion in cancer research
Canadian Cancer Society
“With nearly 1 in 2 Canadians expected to face a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, cancer affects us all and it’s critical that research reflects the strength of diverse populations across Canada. We know representation and inclusiveness in research – in the people who fund it, lead it and take part in it – help drive more impact and innovation that benefits everyone.”
TAGS: cancer, chronic illness, innovative research, Canadian Cancer Society

Award celebrates impact made by research
Your IWK
““There is so much work to be done in the area of pain in cancer, and pain in survivorship specifically,” says Perri Tutelman, a PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie University and IWK Health. “We know that rates of childhood cancer survival have increased significantly; in developed countries, about 80 per cent of children diagnosed with cancer are expected to survive long term. Our research highlights that pain is something that needs to be discussed in post-cancer care.””
TAGS: pain, pediatrics, cancer, chronic health, IWK Health Centre

New project to look at ethics behind epidemiological tools to curb HIV transmissions
UM Today
“Robert Lorway, Co-Principal Investigator and professor of community health sciences and Canada Research Chair in Global Intervention Politics and …”
TAGS: HIV, ethics, epidemiology, University of Manitoba

Obesity exacerbates the risk of heart complications in pregnant women with heart disease
“Researchers at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute have found that women with heart disease who have obesity are more likely to experience cardiac complications during pregnancy.”
TAGS: heart disease, obesity, at-risk condition, pregnancy, women’s health, University Health Network