Daily Media Digest October 21, 2020

CHEO offers vital care with new drive-up Mental Health Vitals Clinic
“To safely meet the needs of children and youth who are accessing CHEO mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic, CHEO has transformed its Montreal Road location into a drive-up clinic for monitoring vital signs — a necessary in-person service needed to provide the best care possible.”
TAGS: mental health, children’s health, drive-up clinic, CHEO

Carleton Researchers Checking Wastewater for Signs of COVID-19
Carleton University
“That doesn’t mean that SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 — isn’t present in wastewater, rivers and lakes, just that the virus is not contagious in water, especially drinking water than has been filtered and disinfected by treatment plants.”
TAGS: wastewater, COVID-19, public health, Carleton University

Sunnybrook researchers awarded grants in second round of community-supported COVID-19 funding competition
Sunnybrook Research Institute
“Seven more grants have been awarded to research projects in a second round of funding from the COVID-19 Research Initiative, an internal funding opportunity created by Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) and funded by the Sunnybrook Foundation through the generosity of donors who supported the COVID-19 Response Fund.”
TAGS: funding, COVID-19, innovative research, Sunnybrook Research Institute

New study to track coronavirus infection rates among Montreal-area children
“Researchers with the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force say their study will better equip schools and health care professionals to implement prevention ..”
TAGS: COVID-19, children’s health, public health, pandemic

USask researcher targets aggressive breast cancers with new drugs
University of Saskatchewan
“More than 5,100 women in Canada—about 75 a day—will die from breast cancers this year, a dismal statistic that University of Saskatchewan (USask) radiopharmacist Dr. Humphrey Fonge (PhD) aims to sharply reduce with potent new drugs that specifically target two aggressive types of cancer.”
TAGS: cancer, breast cancer, innovative treatment, University of Saskatchewan