Daily Media Digest October 13, 2020

USask research teams awarded $345,000 for COVID-19 mental health projects
“Two University of Saskatchewan (USask)-led research teams have been awarded a total of $345,064 in federal funding to expand the reach of innovative digital technology projects aimed at meeting mental health needs of people coping with physical distancing and isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19, at-risk population, seniors, University of Saskatchewan

The Psychological Toll of the Pandemic – Will we ever shake hands again?
UBC Faculty of Medicine
“… of psychiatry for Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Healthcare, … Is this pandemic an opportunity to reimagine and expand mental health …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, mental health, anxiety, Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Healthcare

Pandemic’s impact on mental health must not be overlooked
“Dr. David Gratzer, a psychiatrist with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, remembers working as a physician during the 2003 SARS outbreak …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, mental health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

COVID-19 can affect the heart as well as lungs
The Bay Observer – Providing a Fresh Perspective for Hamilton and Burlington
“… tissue,” says Dr. Harriette Van Spall, cardiologist at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and Associate Professor of Medicine at McMaster University.”
TAGS: COVID-19, cardiac health, pulmonary health, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University

Researchers at Queen’s University are examining how cancer patients survivors are coping amid …
“Researchers at Queen’s University are examining how cancer patients survivors are coping amid COVID-19. Part of the Rapid Response Research, …”
TAGS: cancer, mental health, COVID-19, pandemic, Queen’s University

U of C researchers developing new protein-based COVID-19 test as current method sees supply …
“Dr. Ian Lewis, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary, said his lab is developing a test that would …”
TAGS: COVID-19, testing, public health, University of Calgary

USask researcher targets aggressive breast cancers with new drugs
Yorkton This Week
“… Dr. Humphrey Fonge (PhD) is an associate professor in medical imaging at USask’s College of Medicine. Photo by David Stobbe.”
TAGS: breast cancer, innovative research, treatment, University of Saskatchewan