Daily Media Digest March 15, 2021

Canadian researchers develop software to track COVID-19 lineage
CTV News
“Researchers at the University of Western Ontario have developed a new web application, called Covizu, to visually represent all of the virus’ mutations …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public heath, pandemic, University of Western Ontario

Women are carrying the mental health burden of ‘worry-work.’ It’s time to stop focusing on stigma and talk more about solutions
The Star
“In terms of other preventative policies, the biggest one Khanzhou champions is implementing a public mental health system, which would allow people to access therapy easily and affordably before conditions worsen. And, since women experience poverty in greater numbers than men, making treatment affordable would go a long way toward addressing women’s mental health.”
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19, pandemic, therapy, CAMH, York University

Have Canadian cannabis users increased their usage during the pandemic?
“According to a study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), 52 per cent of existing cannabis users reported an increase in their …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, McGill University Health Centre

A look at when Canada could start administering COVID-19 vaccines to teens, children
““This will be important research to support vaccine availability for all Canadians of all ages,” she said. Sharma said the clinical trial from Johnson & …”
TAGS: COVID-19, population, children and youth health, vaccine, Pfizer Canada, IWK Health Centre

A new COVID-19 side effect? Some patients are developing sudden onset diabetes
CTV News
“COVID-19 might have been in Canada earlier than when it was first identified: … More and more people seemed to be suddenly developing diabetes.”
TAGS: COVID-19, comorbid conditions, side effects, diabetes

Bacteria on the surface of the eye not all the same: new insights from USask research
Yorkton This Week
“A pioneering study led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) veterinary ophthalmologist Dr. Marina Leis (DVM, DACVO) shows that …”
TAGS: bacteria, eye, vision, ophthalmology, University of Saskatchewan