Daily Media Digest November 1, 2021

How the technology used to make COVID-19 vaccines could improve flu shots | CBC Radio
“… Medical Director for Infection Prevention and Control at University Health Network in Toronto, about the latest developments in flu vaccines.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, flu shot, public health, infectious disease, University Health Network

An old drug saves lives of COVID-19 patients
McMaster University
“An inexpensive repurposed drug called fluvoxamine can save the lives of COVID-19 patients and cut hospital admissions by up to 30 per cent, says a study co-led by McMaster.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, innovative treatment, fluvoxamine, McMaster University

How smoking can lead to stroke
Hamilton Health Sciences
“Smoking is one of the leading risk factors of stroke. According to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 9 in 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor for stroke or heart disease. Lifestyle risk factors include hypertension, unhealthy eating, and smoking.”
TAGS: stroke, lifestyle factor, hypertension, smoking, heart disease, Hamilton Health Sciences, Heart & Stroke Foundation

How bats in the basement could save lives during the next viral outbreak
Western Alumni
“Three storeys below the Royal Ontario Museum, a couple of freezers full of bat tissues just might hold the key to keeping the next pandemic at bay.”
TAGS: viral outbreak, coronavirus, pandemic, COVID-19, Western University

New Open Science partnership an “essential next step” for global neuroscience research
The Neuro
“The new partnership between the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI) at The Neuro and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary is an “enormously encouraging and exciting” step towards establishing an Open Science network in Canada, said Heather Munroe-Blum, TOSI co-founder and Principal Emerita of McGill University.”
TAGS: neuroscience, open science, collaboration, The Neuro, University of Calgary

Ontario promises $36 million for Indigenous mental health supports | Globalnews.ca
Global News
“Ontario plans to spend $36 million on mental health and addictions supports in Indigenous communities. The province says $20 million in programs …”
TAGS: mental health, Indigenous health, community health