Daily Media Digest May 27, 2021

London researchers: Could human protein treat COVID patients with sepsis?
London Free Press (Blogs)
“The team at Lawson Health Research Institute, the medical research arm of London’s hospitals, is studying whether a protein can help COVID-19 …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, innovative treatment, sepsis, Lawson Health Research Institute

The pandemic is taking a major toll on mental health in Sask.: survey
“That anxiety was seen in a recently released countrywide survey for Mental Health Research Canada. The survey was done in February and included …”
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19, pandemic, University of Saskatchewan

Researchers study Vitamin B3 as potential treatment for deadly brain tumour
UCalgary News
“The study involving niacin — also known as Vitamin B3 — has the potential to boost the body’s immune system to fight the devastating brain tumour, but researchers must first complete a phase l-II clinical trial to determine the optimal dose and uncover any side effects.”
TAGS: mental health, neuroscience, brain tumor, treatment options, University of Calgary

Are your allergies worse this year? Doctors say there’s a reason for that
CTV News
“Dr. Anne Ellis, an allergist and professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., told CTVNews.ca that she has heard from more patients than normal …”
TAGS: respiratory health, allergies, seasonal allergies, Queen’s University

New targeted radiation treatment potential ‘game-changer’ for cancer patients, oncologists say
The Globe and Mail
“His is among more than 150 brain tumours Sunnybrook doctors have treated since 2019 using the technology they’re contributing to developing, called the MR-Linac.”
TAGS: radiation, cancer, innovative treatment, oncology, Sunnybrook

Rates of hospitalization are decreasing in Ontario, but more young adults require acute care resources: study
Sunnybrook Research Institute
“A new study from researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, ICES and The University of Toronto has found that over the past 25 years rates of hospitalizations have decreased across all age groups in Ontario, while rates of emergency department visits, ICU admissions and mechanical ventilation have increased, particularly among younger adults.”
TAGS: hospitalization, medical care, at-risk age groups, ICU admissions, Sunnybrook

Defeat Depression Day 2021
A celebration of Defeat Depression’s 10th year! Featuring organizers, participants, youth, community partners… and much, much more!Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Planning Virtual ‘Gutsy Walk’
As more and more Canadians struggle with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada wants Canadians to know they don’t …