Daily Media Digest March 31, 2021

‘Younger and sicker’: What Canada’s variant-driven third wave looks like
““That’s been a very clear shift,” Dr. Eddy Fan, medical director of the extracorporeal life support program at Toronto’s University Health Network, told …”
TAGS: COVID-19, at-risk population, variants, pandemic, infection control, University Health Network

Parkinson Canada advocates for more awareness and support during awareness month in light of …
Canada NewsWire
“A few notable facts of Parkinson’s disease: It’s on the rise in Canada. More than 25 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s in Canada every day. By …”
TAGS: chronic illness, Parkinson’s disease, awareness, Parkinson Canada

Canadians with chronic health conditions reluctant to seek care during pandemic, survey finds
Canada NewsWire
“Seema Nagpal, Vice-President, Science & Policy, Diabetes Canada; Don’t delay visiting the hospital if you are worried about acute health concerns, …”
TAGS: chronic health conditions, diabetes, pandemic, COVID-19, Diabetes Canada, JDRF

Canada’s Atlantic provinces have kept COVID-19 largely at bay — here’s how
“In a previous report by Global News, Samir Sinha, director of geriatrics at Sinai Health and University Health Network hospitals in Toronto, said Nova …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, infection control, University Health Network

New Partnership Between Ovarian Cancer Canada and the Cancer Research Society
“The Cancer Research Society (the Society) and Ovarian Cancer Canada are proud to jointly launch a competition to fund some of Canada’s most promising research projects focused on ovarian cancer. The competition will award up to 6 grants, each totalling $225,000 over a two-year period.”
TAGS: ovarian cancer, cancer, women’s health, Cancer Research Society

New research finds majority of children with autism may be ‘doing well’ | CAMH
“… (SickKids) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) suggests that positive outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) …”
TAGS: children and youth health, pandemic, COVID-19, CAMH, SickKids, McMaster University

Saskatchewan pilot project aims to re-establish dental therapy for Indigenous communities
“University of Saskatchewan (USask) dentistry college dean Dr. Doug Brothwell said there are overlapping differences and similarities between dental …”
TAGS: Indigenous communities, dental therapy, pilot project, University of Saskatchewan

Weighing the risks and benefits of medication use during pregnancy
UM Today
“Enter Dr. Sherif Eltonsy (College of Pharmcy, Rady Faculty of Health … of Manitoba), who co-leads the project with Dr. Anick Bérard (Université de …”
TAGS: pregnancy, developmental health, women’s health, maternal health, medication, University of Manitoba