Daily Media Digest October 13, 2022

Study finds toothbrushing key to preventing pneumonia in ICU patients
University of Toronto
“A study led by researchers at the University of Toronto and its partner hospitals has contributed to a major change in American guidelines for pneumonia prevention among ICU patients on mechanical ventilators.”
TAGS: pneumonia, ICU patients, oral care, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

MDSC’s 2022 Mental Health Care System Survey Report Results
Mood Disorders Society of Canada
“Canada’s mental health care system is perceived by stakeholders as still needing improvement overall, notably with the provision of rural/remote access to mental health care, employment and housing services for persons with mental illness…”
TAGS: mental health, Canadian healthcare system, Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Kids at higher risk of catching flu this season, experts warn

“Relatively low circulation of the flu over the past two years, fewer pandemic measures and reduced vaccination uptake puts young children at greater risk than usual of catching it this fall and winter, experts say.”
TAGS: pandemic, vaccination, pediatric health, University Health Network

Largest study on COVID-19 in Canadian children and teens now underway
UdeM Nouvelles
“Led by Université de Montréal and CHU Sainte-Justine, the $2.6-million CURNLS study will collect and test about 7,200 blood samples over the coming year to check for past infection and immunity.”
TAGS: pediatric health, COVID-19 Immunity Task Force, Université de Montréal

Researchers collaborate on mental health training to support Ukrainian children fleeing war

Western News – Western University
“Western University’s Claire Crooks trained social workers and psychologists in Czech Republic to support to children fleeing war in Ukraine.”
TAGS: mental health, psychological distress, Western University

Aging & Research Symposium | Fredericton | Nov 15
New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
“The Centre for Innovation and Research in Aging (CIRA) and York Care Centre will be hosting their 12th annual Aging Care & Research Symposium on November 15, 2022. Speakers from the healthcare and research fields will discuss aging. The Symposium is taking place during the NB Health Research Foundations’ #HealthResearchWeek.”