Daily Media Digest October 1, 2020

Canada has approved a 15-minute COVID test. But the lineups will still go on for hours

Toronto Star
“Dr. Andrew Morris, an infectious disease specialist at Sinai Health and University Health Network, called the approval of the rapid test “welcome” but …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, infectious disease, University Health Network

Study using yoga breathing technique to improve mental health for health care workers
CTV News London
“That’s why researchers at the Lawson Health Research Institute have launched the BREATH study, which will compare two types of interventions to …”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, breathing technique, frontline workers, Lawson Health Research Institute

Dr. Annalee Yassi recognized for COVID-19 project serving front line workers
UBC Faculty of Medicine
“… the faculty of medicine’s School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Health and Capacity-Building, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, frontline workers, Vancouver Coastal Health

15000 COVID-19 tests produced by McGill and the RI-MUHC
McGill Reporter
“… McGill University’s Centre de recherche en biologie structurale (CRBS) and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).”
TAGS: COVID-19, testing, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Calgary’s COVID-19 transmission rate is 1.246. What does that mean?
“Tyler Williamson, associate director for the Centre of Health Informatics at the University of Calgary, said the rate of transmission has been cyclical …”
TAGS: COVID-19, transmission rate, public health, University of Calgary

Researcher urges Canada to track link between race and COVID-19 as study reveals troubling trend
CTV News
“New research suggests Black, South Asian and Indigenous … Canadians to have multiple medical conditions putting them at higher risk of … Public health data available online tracks the age, gender, province and …”
TAGS: COVID-19 , at-risk populations, public health

Strange dreams during COVID-19? You’re not alone, U of T researchers say
“Researcher Noor Abbas illustrated a selection of dreams recounted by study responents. The researchers were also interested in the relationship …”
TAGS: COVID-19, sleep, mental health

London, Ont., prostate cancer study suggests gut bacteria plays role in treatment response
“A small study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University in London, Ont., is adding to growing research suggesting the impact of …”
TAGS: cancer, gut health, microbiome, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University