Daily Media Digest October 16, 2020

Parents, women among Canadians struggling most with mental health during pandemic: surveys

“The latest findings from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto — which surveyed more than 1,000 adults between Sept.18 …”
TAGS: mental health, pandemic, COVID-19, women’s health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Ontario training hundreds of lab workers to deal with testing backlog. But is it enough?
“… and the McGill University Health Centre, said labs across the province have been under tremendous pressure to produce more and more results.”
TAGS: public health, testing capacity, lab technicians, The Michener Institute of Education, University Health Network, Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Assessing the pandemic’s impact on Canadian Veterans and their spouses
Lawson Health Research Institute
“Researchers will partner with Canadian Veterans and spouses of Canadian Veterans … Associate Scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute and Director of the … The team hopes results can be used by health care workers and …”
TAGS: pandemic, Veteran’s health, aging population, COVID-19, Lawson Health Research Institute

Health Canada approves first-ever gene replacement therapy, Luxturna®
Canada NewsWire
“Due to the highly specialized nature of the therapy, Novartis is collaborating with key centres and their multidisciplinary teams to deliver Luxturna to patients across Canada: SickKids in partnership with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Ontario, and Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre in partnership with Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital (HMR), Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, affiliated with Université de Montréal in Quebec.”
TAGS: gene replacement therapy, novel treatment, innovative research, medical technology, SickKids, Sunnybrook Health Sciences, McGill University Health Centre

Researchers awarded $2.7M to study loneliness and Alzheimer’s
McGill Reporter
“… to investigate the relationship between loneliness and brain structure/function in typically aging people and in people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease …”
TAGS: Alzhimer’s disease, aging population, loneliness, neuroscience, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, The Neuro

Obesity risk linked to gene that drives inflammation
The Sudbury Star
“Dr. Katey Rayner, director of the cardiometabolic microRNA laboratory at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Courtesy The University of Ottawa …”
TAGS: obesity, genetics, inflammation, risk factors, University of Ottawa Heart Institute