Daily Media Digest March 10, 2020

Homeless Health Research Network releases evidence-based clinical guideline

McGill Newsroom
“Homeless Health Research Network releases evidence-based clinical … Substantial changes in the Canadian homeless population require new … on homelessness published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. … 13 professional schools, 300 programs of study and over 40,000 students, …”
TAGS: mental health, homelessness, community health

Advances in pancreatic cancer
“To address this, a unique clinical trial known as COMPASS was launched by Dr. Jennifer Knox, a medical oncologist at PM. The trial enrolled patients with advanced pancreatic cancer and aimed to comprehensively characterize the genetic content of their tumours.”
TAGS: pancreatic cancer, cancer research, genetic assessment

Virtual Reality assists those with dementia, original research proves
York University
“A health researcher and expert in innovation and technology has led a study that showed how Virtual Reality can help older adults living with dementia. This ground-breaking research could have application in palliative care settings, during lengthy dialysis treatments and for those with autism.”
TAGS: dementia, mental health, virtual reality

Coronavirus can spread on public transit. Here’s what commuters need to know

“That’s the big picture,” said Dr. Isaac Bogoch, infectious diseases specialist with the University of Toronto and the University Health Network.”
TAGS: coronavirus, public health

Dalhousie researchers get $1.9M to study coronavirus
“Dalhousie researchers get $1.9M to study coronavirus … Kelvin is working with the Canadian COVID-19 Research Network, which has … medical sociologist and assistant professor at Dalhousie’s Faculty of Health, is looking to better …”
TAGS: coronavirus, public health

USask researchers training fungi to sense radiation and potentially help clean up nuclear waste
University of Saskatchewan
“By combining our knowledge of the way melanin senses and protects against radiation, we hope to develop applications that could protect patients undergoing cancer therapy from side effects of radiation or protect astronaut flight crews exposed to high levels of cosmic radiation, as well as develop a way to convert radiation into usable energy forms,” said Dadachova.
TAGS: radiation poisoning, innovative treatments