Daily Media Digest March 26, 2021

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada launches a new project in partnership with UM
UM Today News
“Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is pleased to announce Dr. Charles Bernstein and Dr. Lesley Graff at the University of Manitoba will join the Promoting Access and Care Through Centres of Excellence (PACE) network with their research project: Integrating psychological …”
TAGS: IBD, University of Manitoba, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Global study shows elective surgery patients should be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines
Western News
“… patients waiting for elective surgery should be prioritized above the general population for COVID-19 vaccines. The international team of researchers estimates that global prioritization of vaccination for elective surgery patients could prevent 58,687 COVID-19-related deaths in one year.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, Western University

Health care job vacancies in Canada are soaring despite COVID-19 demand. Here’s why
Global News
“Tim Guest, president of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), said there are many variables that factor into this. “We have seen for a period of time that there has been an increasing challenge to recruit nurses into positions in rural and remote locations …”
TAGS: COVID-19, health care professionals, Canadian Nurses Association

COVID-19: Ensuring equitably access to vaccination
“There are very few things as logistically complex as the task that is now getting underway: universal public immunization against COVID-19 to as many as 70-85 per cent of the population as quickly as possible, to achieve herd immunity.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccination, equity, University of Saskatchewan

Study links genes with function across the human brain
The Neuro
“Many psychiatric disorders have genetic causes, but the exact mechanism of how genes influence higher brain function remains a mystery. A new study provides a map linking the genetic signature of functions across the human brain, a tool that may provide new targets for future treatments.”
TAGS: neuroscience, treatment, The Neuro