Daily Media Digest November 19, 2021

‘COVID-19 vaccination works and is safe for youth:’ Hamilton infectious disease specialist
“MCH and experts throughout Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) recommend the COVID vaccine for all people who are eligible – including youth, …”
TAGS: Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University

COVID-19 deals fresh challenges to treatment and management of lung cancer in Canada
“According to Canadian Cancer Society statistics released during Lung Cancer Awareness Month, there are signs of hope. The lifetime risk of being …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, cancer, access to care, Canadian Cancer Society

Ontario prepares for imminent rollout of vaccines to kids | Canada.Com
“That’s okay,” said infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch, from University Health Network. “It’s totally okay and acceptable and normal …”
TAGS: vaccine, infectious disease, COVID-19, pandemic, children and youth health, University Health Network

Screening newborns for spinal muscular atrophy closer to reality in the Maritimes – Newswire.ca
“The Maritime Newborn Screening Program (MNSP), based at the IWK Health Centre but servicing Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, …”
TAGS: spinal muscular atrophy, newborn screening, children and youth health, IWK Health Centre

Cochlear implants: a potential solution to hearing loss when hearing aids aren’t enough …
The Ottawa Hospital
“A cochlear implant is an electronic device that bypasses damaged or absent hair cells located in the inner ear, also known as the cochlea. These hair cells normally transmit stimulation to the hearing nerve fibres.”
TAGS: cochlear implants, hearing loss, hearing aids, The Ottawa Hospital

Mental health a serious concern for local farmers, study finds – CTV News Kitchener
CTV News Kitchener
“New research from the University of Guelph shows that mental health in rural and farm communities has taken a hit during the pandemic.”
TAGS: mental health, innovative research, community health, University of Guelph

“An annual research conference jointly organized by St. Michael’s Hospital of Unity Health Toronto and Ryerson University featuring keynote lectures, presentations from our researchers and more.”
Date: November 19, 2021 at 10:00am (ET)

Saturday event aims to help survivors cope with suicide – Orillia News
Orillia Matters
“This Saturday, the council and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care are hosting a free, countywide virtual event to help area residents reflect …”
Date: November 20, 2021