Daily Media Digest November 20, 2020

Researchers say saliva-based asymptomatic testing could ease strain on health system

CTV News
“The study involves a so-called “spit test” that is modelled after one first … B.C. premier calls on feds to discourage Canada-wide travel amid COVID-19 … the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, told CTV … Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw provided an …”
TAGS: asymptomatic testing, saliva testing, COVID-19, public health, healthcare system, McMaster University

Survey finds COVID-19 is impacting mental health of entrepreneurs
Laval News
“To help provide support to entrepreneurs, BDC says it asked experts, including one from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal, …”
TAGS: mental health, lockdown, COVID-19, pandemic, Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Plasma from COVID-19 survivors desperately needed outside of Quebec as researchers fear …
Toronto Star
“… specialist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. In Quebec, researchers were able to connect the blood supplier with centralized public health lists …”
TAGS: COVID-19, plasma, innovative treatment, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Are Possible When You Have IBD
“Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is most commonly diagnosed in young adulthood, leading women with IBD to have questions about how it may affect starting a family.”
TAGS: maternal health, developmental health, IBD, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Funding Research Is the Key to Understanding Neurological Conditions
“An increased investment in health research is required to support the laboratories and highly-qualified personnel who could make life-changing discoveries.”
TAGS: neurological conditions, mental health, innovative research, funding, Canadian Association for Neuroscience

How Can You Help Protect Canadians with Chronic Disease?
“For the millions of at-risk Canadians, COVID-19’s impact is serious, immediate, and far-reaching — learn how HealthPartners is working to support patients through charity investment.”
TAGS: chronic disease, at-risk populations, public health, ALS Canada, Diabetes Canada, Parkinson Canada, Canadian Cancer Society

Protect the Vulnerable During COVID-19: Stay Healthy This Flu Season
Canadian Frailty Network
“In this webinar experts from the healthcare field will answer your questions on why influenza impacts older adults more heavily, what vaccinations are recommended, and how getting your vaccinations can help protect you and those around you!”
TAGS: vulnerable populations, influenza, flu season, public health, COVID-19, Canadian Frailty Network

U of M studying tooth decay health gap in Manitoba First Nation communities
Winnipeg Sun
“A University of Manitoba research project has received a $1.5 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to reduce the high rate of …”
TAGS: community health, tooth decay, dental health, University of Manitoba

How a new MUHC program is helping patients take the next step
“But he’s reassured by the support he’s received from the McGill University Health Centre’s Critical Illness Recovery Program, one of the few programs …”
TAGS: intensive care unity, patient recovery, innovative program, McGill University Health Centre