Daily Media Digest June 23, 2020

When it comes to COVID-19, social media fills a gap left by scientists — and it’s a problem, says sociologist
“In his recent article for The Conversation, Kurasawa, director of York University’s Global Digital Citizenship Lab, writes that we are currently “facing an unprecedented crisis of public understanding.””
TAGS: social media, public health, COVID-19

Halifax researchers explore social distancing, mental health
“Sandra Meier, a psychologist at the IWK Health Centre, and Rita Orji, a computer scientist at Dalhousie University specializing in health and behaviour, …”
TAGS: social distancing, COVID-19, mental health, pandemic

Experts: Summer in the time of COVID-19
McGill Newsroom
“… the Tier II Canada Research Chair in Child Welfare, the Director of the Centre for Research on Children and Families and the Nicolas Steinmetz and …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, reintegration

HHS, McMaster University & PHRI launch national post-operative virtual care study
“A team of researchers and health care providers at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and McMaster University have launched a major study to remotely manage patients after surgery. Their joint research centre, Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), is testing virtual care and remote monitoring technology.”
TAGS: virtual care, innovative research, post-operative care

Fungi play a critical role within our gut microbiome, research finds
“A recent study by Dr. Marie Claire Arrieta, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine (CSM), shows that fungi have a larger role in the development of the gut microbiome than we realized.”
TAGS: gut health, microbiome, innovative research

This blood test is 100% accurate in identifying a hard-to-diagnose cardiac disease
“Now, a new study in European Heart Journal led by Dr. Robert Hamilton, Ted Rogers Centre investigator and SickKids clinician-scientist, reveals a new method that could forever change how we manage this difficult disease.”
TAGS: cardiac disease, diagnostic technology, innovative research