Daily Media Digest May 25, 2021

Researchers test best materials for filtration and breathability in mask inserts
York University
“As face masks are likely here for awhile longer, regardless of first vaccine doses, York University researchers have tested several materials to find which one is more efficient at filtering aerosols and more breathable for use as a middle layer or filter for cloth-based masks.”
TAGS: masks, COVID-19, pandemic, public health, York University

Redelmeier: How can we more effectively address COVID myths
Ottawa Citizen
“Dr. Donald Redelmeier is a staff physician in General Internal Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and a professor of medicine at the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, misinformation, public health, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Diabetes Canada Alerts Canadians About Vision Loss in People with Diabetes
Health Insight
“The prevalence and cost of diabetes continue to rise. There are nearly 11.5 million Canadians with diabetes or prediabetes, and it costs our health care system $30 billion each year. If the diabetes epidemic continues at this pace, Canadians at age 20 face a 50 percent chance of developing diabetes in their lifetime.”
TAGS: diabetes, chronic health condition, vision loss, comorbidities, Diabetes Canada

What Happens to Our Brains When We Get Depressed?
The Walrus
“In 2019, Hill became director of Toronto’s Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics (KCNI), an organization working at the intersection of neuroscience, information management, brain modelling, and psychiatry.”
TAGS: mental health, depression, neuroscience, CAMH

McMaster researchers aid in developing new vaccine that could make seasonal flu shots more …
“A team of researchers at McMaster University and the University of Buffalo have created an experimental vaccine that could be produced faster and …”
TAGS: influenza, vaccine, public health, McMaster University

Timmins woman raises awareness about Huntington’s disease to reduce stigma
CTV Toronto
“According to Huntington Society of Canada, approximately 10 families are living with the disease in the Timmins area and more than 100 throughout …”
TAGS: Huntington’s disease, stigma, awareness, Huntington Society of Canada