Daily Media Digest March 10, 2021

Everything Is Not OK: 74% of Ontarians experiencing increased mental health and substance use …
Canada NewsWire
“Catherine Zahn, President and CEO, Centre for Addiction and Mental … Carol Lambie, President and CEO, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care.”
TAGS: mental health, substance use, addiction, community health, CAMH, The Royal Mental Health Institute, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

Keeping our Nlaka’pamux Elders at Home
Canadian Frailty Network
“The Canadian Frailty Network has funded several projects designed to assist and support Indigenous people in caring for their Elders. One such project is called Keeping our Nlaka’pamux Elders at Home. Five Nlaka’pamux communities in British Columbia are working collaboratively on the project. Anne Cochran is the project coordinator, and she says the title of the initiative pretty much says it all.”
TAGS: Indigenous health, Elders, community health, Canadian Frailty Network

U of M studying impact of virtual health care during the pandemic
CTV News
“With it being implemented so rapidly, researchers at the University of Manitoba are starting a study to look at the impact of the service on both patients …”
TAGS: pandemic, COVID-19, virtual health care, innovative research, University of Manitoba

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine neutralizes Brazil variant in lab study
CTV News
“Health Canada says Pfizer vaccine can be transported after thawing, but … COVID-19 vaccines and pre-existing medical conditions: Should certain …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccination, variants, public health, Pfizer/BioNTech

Ontario Brain Institute: The science of better sleep
“… a member of the institute’s neurodegenerative-diseases research program and a neurologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, in Toronto.”
TAGS: mental health, sleep, pandemic, neurodegenerative disease, neurology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

McMaster-incubated company using brainwaves to test cannabis impairment
“Israel Gasperin, a former graduate student in McMaster University’s entrepreneurship program, founded the startup through the school’s business …”
TAGS: cannabis, mental health, brainwaves, McMaster University