Daily Media Digest March 11, 2021

Innovative cardiac sensor at the heart of University researchers’ study
University of Regina
“The University of Regina Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies is contributing to COVID-19 research by assessing the disease’s impacts on the heart with a device that can fit in the palm of your hand.”
TAGS: innovative research, kinesiology, physiotherapy, cardiac health, COVID-19, University of Regina

McMaster researchers developing vaccine for COVID-19, other viruses
CityNews Toronto
“A first of its kind, specialized facility at McMaster University in Hamilton is developing and producing two vaccines which they say could fight the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, herd immunity, public health, McMaster University

New study in Quebec long-term care facilities to investigate the science behind why so many …
Financial Post
“… and immunity expert at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and an associate professor at McGill University.”
TAGS: COVID-19, long-term care, at-risk populations, aging population, RI-MUHC

LILLEY: Campaign shows impact of COVID lockdowns on mental health
Toronto Sun
“Across Ontario, more people are dealing with mental health and addiction issues, and the lockdowns from … Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, The Royal, and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care to ask for four …”
TAGS: COVID-19, lockdown, mental health, substance use and abuse, addiction, CAMH, The Royal, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

Dr. Sanjay Kalra on finding a neuroimaging biomarker for ALS: Challenge Accepted
The Gateway Online
“A U of A neurology professor is hoping to use imaging techniques like types of MRIs and MR spectroscopy to find an ALS biomarker. Photo of Jeanne …”
TAGS: neuroimaging, biomarker, MRI, neurology, ALS, The Neuro

SickKids, CAMH to benefit from $30-million mental health donation from Slaight foundation
Toronto Star
“SickKids Foundation and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health are among several organizations set to receive funds from a $30-million donation …”
TAGS: donation, innovative research, funding, mental health, CAMH, SickKids