Daily Media Digest March 2, 2020

Rapid spread of COVID-19 should not be confused with severity, expert says
National Post
“… disease specialist at the McGill University Health Centre. “I wouldn’t be surprised if it is already in Quebec,” he said in an interview on Wednesday.”
TAGS: coronavirus, public health, COVID-19

UBC researcher part of team working on new COVID-19 treatment

“Research from a University of British Columbia scientist will help support a pilot clinical trial of a drug that doctors hope can be used to treat COVID-19.”
TAGS: coronavirus, public health, COVID-19

Be a ‘Sleeping Beauty’ for the health of your heart and brain

CTV News
“Dr. Liu is the Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President of Research at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. He says the heart and the brain are …”
TAGS: heart health, sleep, mental health

Canadian first robotic surgery gives women new breast cancer treatment possibilities
the University Health Network
“Canadian women with breast cancer, or a high risk of developing the disease, now have the option of an innovative surgery that was once only …”
TAGS: robotic surgery, breast cancer, cancer treatment

Using a cappella to explain speech and music specialization

McGill Newsroom
“Researchers at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) of McGill University created 100 a cappella recordings, each of a soprano singing …”
TAGS: cerebral localization, neuroscience

People suffering from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder share their stories

“The event is hosted by several community groups, including Health Sciences North, Neo Kids, Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre and N’Swakamok …”
TAGS: fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, mental health, children and youth health

McMaster researchers find cannabis has antibiotic potential

“McMaster researchers find cannabis has antibiotic potential … Researchers from McMaster University have discovered that a chemical compound in …”
TAGS: cannabis, antibiotics