Daily Media Digest May 6, 2022

Researchers use social network analysis to model virus evolution – Western News
Western News – Western University
“New research from Western provides evidence viruses may be evolving much like a social network, creating a web of intersecting subtypes.”
TAGS:COVID-19, pandemic, virus evolution, public health, Western University

Hidden benefit: Face masks may reduce severity of COVID-19 and pressure on health …
Brighter World – McMaster University
“McMaster researchers who study the dynamics of infectious disease transmission have investigated the population-level consequences of variolation: …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, masks, infectious disease, McMaster University

Kids with vegetarian diets record similar growth, nutrition measures as those who eat meat: Study
University of Toronto
“The study, led by researchers at the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital of Unity Health Toronto, also found that children with a …”
TAGS: diet, developmental health, nutrition, SickKids

McMaster, HHS part of new national heart research network | TheSpec.com
Hamilton Spectator
“Hamilton Health Sciences and the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) at McMaster University are part of a new, coast-to-coast research …”
TAGS: heart health, cardiology, research network, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University

The Canadian Cancer Society announces a successful 2022 Daffodil Ball with over $1.2 …
“Funds raised will help bring hope and support to those living with cancer. Susan McPeak …”
TAGS: cancer, innovative research, funding, Canadian Cancer Society

Shielding children from food insecurity – no protection from psychological problems
McGill University
“… and a professor in McGill’s School of Population and Global Health and the Canada Research Chair in Social Inequalities in Child Health.”
TAGS: food insecurity, mental health, children and youth health