Daily Media Digest March 19, 2020

Love of baby talk is universal: University of Manitoba part of international infant study

CTV News
““That’s the opposite of what we were expecting,” said Melanie Soderstrom, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Manitoba.”
TAGS: linguistics, children and youth health, psychology

I’m worried about seniors in this coronavirus outbreak. What’s the best way to keep them safe?

The Globe and Mail
“… says Isaac Bogoch, infectious-disease specialist at the University of Toronto and the University Health Network. “Even though we’re in the middle of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, infectious disease

CIHR supports UM researchers in quest to curtail rheumatoid arthritis in Indigenous populations

UM Today (press release)
“A Rady Faculty of Health Sciences research team was awarded $1.6 million dollars from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for a …”
TAGS: rheumatoid arthritis, Indigenous health, chronic illness

Doctors seek nationwide commitment to permanent virtual care measures

The Daily Courier
“Groups representing doctors, nurses and pharmacists are … The Canadian Medical Association is among those pushing for provincial … of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada calling …”
TAGS: virtual care, COVID-19, national health

Coronavirus: How long can Canadians expect to be social distancing?
“Dr. Jason Kindrachuk, an assistant professor and Canada Research Chair in emerging viruses at the University of Manitoba, said we can expect this …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, infectious disease

Can you get COVID-19 more than once? Answers to that and other questions

CTV News
“… urging patients to call ahead, Dr. Marla Shapiro, CTV News Medical Specialist, said there are only certain groups of people who should be tested.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, infectious disease