Daily Media Digest November 30, 2020

Vitamin D and Potential Impact on the Severity of COVID
“Previously we have described the role of vitamin D in optimizing bone health and treatment strategies for osteoporosis. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of vitamin D on modulating the immune system are being reviewed.”
TAGS: COVID-19, Vitamin D, bone health, osteoporosis, Osteoporosis Canada

Will Canada lag behind on coronavirus vaccines? It’s complicated, experts say
Global News
“Promising coronavirus vaccine developments have made headlines in recent weeks, prompting many Canadians to question when they’ll be able to get the jab that can help to bring life back to normal.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, vaccine rollout, public health, BIOTECanada

Laurier researchers developing drug to prevent coronaviruses
“A research team at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont., has been working on an antiviral drug that could be used to prevent respiratory virus infections, like coronaviruses.”
TAGS: COVID-19, antiviral, medication development, respiratory virus infection, Wilfrid Laurier University

The kids are in crisis — and COVID-19 is making it worse. In Canada, deteriorating youth mental …
Waterloo Chronicle
“Kim Hellemans, chair of Carleton University’s neuroscience department and a specialist … But it isn’t just the responsibility of universities and colleges.”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, children and youth health, neuroscience, Carleton University, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

How COVID-19 stress creates perfection conditions for mental health crises for university students
“This article, written by Kim Hellemans, Carleton University; Alfonso Abizaid, … Even prior to COVID-19, it was clear that university students were …”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, perfectionism, community health, Carleton University

‘A great snap back’: What one psychologist expects when it’s OK to socialize again
CTV News
“According to a national survey published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the number of Canadians who feel depressed …”
TAGS: mental health, social determinants of health, psychology, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Government of Canada and JDRF Canada announce new research funding to accelerate stem cell …
Philippine Canadian Inquirer
“The research teams are led by Dr. Maria Cristina Nostro at the University Health Network and the University of Toronto and Dr. Francis Lynn at the BC …”
TAGS: stem cell research, Type 1 diabetes, innovative research, University Health Network, JDRF

Are antibiotics over-prescribed during cold and flu season?
“This article, written by James Dickinson, University of Calgary; Ranjani Somayaji, University of Calgary, and Samiha Tarek Ah Mohsen, University of …”
TAGS: antibiotics, cold and flu season, respiratory illness, adverse side effects, University of Calgary

USask researchers lead project to eliminate cervical cancer
The Battlefords News-Optimist
“University of Saskatchewan researchers will play a lead role in a $1.6-million Urban Public Health Network-led national research project to help …”
TAGS: cancer, cervical cancer, women’s health, University of Saskatchewan