Daily Media Digest November 10, 2020

McMaster University study testing COVID treatments changes course

“… as part of the trial being led by the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) affiliated with McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences.”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative treatment, infectious disease, McMaster University

Individuals with celiac disease not at higher risk of COVID-19
The Battlefords News-Optimist
“The Canadian Celiac Association partnered with Ontario’s McMaster University to determine whether people with celiac disease are more vulnerable …”
TAGS: COVID-19, celiac disease, chronic illness, McMaster University

New Statistics Canada study to determine how many Canadians have been infected with COVID-19
CTV News
“The survey, called the Canadian COVID-19 Antibody and Health Survey, involves sending test kits and surveys to the homes of 48,000 Canadians …”
TAGS: COVID-19, herd immunity, public health, infection control

New federal funding elevates Dal’s capacity to tackle COVID‑19 pandemic
Dal News
“As the global threat of COVID-19 remains ever present, Canadian … by researchers at Dal, the IWK Health Centre and the QEII Health Sciences … to study how this pandemic has influenced every aspect of our lives, Canada’s … Dalhousie University, the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, the IWK …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, funding, public health, IWK Health Centre

Novel interventions reduce stress, depression, anxiety in students
HRI Portal
“Three York Professors, with U of T collaborators, discover some interventions that could help undergrads struggling with mental health issues. Not only could this aid the pupils, but it could also relieve the overburdened mental health services for this community.”
TAGS: mental health, anxiety, depression, stress, York University

McMaster researcher wins recognition for Inflammatory Bowel Disease research
The Bay Observer – Providing a Fresh Perspective for Hamilton and Burlington
“An Emerging Researcher award was also given to Dr. Vivian Huang of Toronto’s University Health Network. The Women in IBD Awards recognize …”
TAGS: inflammatory bowel disease, innovative research, treatment, McMaster University

U of O led project aims to develop better mental health tools for youth in Black communities
The Fulcrum
“To better understand mental health issues faced by Black youth in the … University of Ottawa are running a four-year project called Mental Health in …”
TAGS: mental health, community health

CNF Nightengale MaskerAide 2020
Canadian Nurses Foundation
“Taking place on December 3rd 2020, this year’s event is one of many firsts; in addition to being completely virtual for the first time in the gala’s 10-year history, this is also the first time we will be able to bring our program to a national audience, the first time our event will coincide with what The World Health Organization has named The Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and the first time we will be honouring nurses in the midst of a global pandemic.