Daily Media Digest November 16, 2021

Who is avoiding the COVID-19 vaccine in Saskatchewan? New USask research could help …
USask News – University of Saskatchewan
“University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been studying why Saskatchewanians have been refusing or hesitating to get vaccinated for …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccination, at-risk population, public health, University of Saskatchewan

UCalgary study shows why drug used to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients may only benefit males
University of Calgary
“Research into the way our immune systems respond to COVID-19 reveals the sex of a patient may affect how well drugs work.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, treatment options, women’s health, University of Calgary

Getting active is the closest thing we have to a ‘magic pill’ for good health – The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
“Andrew Pipe is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and a clinician-scientist at the University of Ottawa Heart …”
TAGS: physical activity, cardiovascular health, innovative research, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Studies on risks versus benefits of antidepressant use during pregnancy should be clearer …
University of Toronto
“… antidepressant medication based on how research is currently presented, say researchers at the University of Toronto and Women’s College Hospital.”
TAGS: antidepressants, mental health, pregnancy, developmental health, Women’s College Hospital

Sinai Health Joins Forces with Toronto Raptors to Support Health Research – Yahoo Finance
Yahoo Finance
“Basketball fans are invited to get in the game in support of leading-edge research as part of a new fundraising event by Sinai Health Foundation …”
TAGS: fundraising, innovative research, health research, Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum RI

Northwood study examining UV-C light for reducing viral infections in seniors – Global News
Global News
“A new research project at Northwood Manor is examining if UV-C lights can cause … “We’re working with public health, with the labs at the QEII, …”
TAGS: viral infection, infection control, UV-C light, Dalhousie University