Daily Media Digest October 22, 2021

McMaster prof in Hamilton leading $1M ‘pandemic PTSD’ study of health-care professionals
“There will also be input from the University of Ottawa, the University of Regina and the and the universities of Regina, Ottawa in Canada and the …”
TAGS: mental health, pandemic, COVID-19, PTSD, healthcare worker, McMaster University, University of Regina

Canadian pharmacists push for more access to routine immunizations – CityNews Toronto
CityNews Toronto
“A recent survey from the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada shows one in four adults have missed a routine vaccination.”
TAGS: pharmacy, immunization, public health, Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada

USask Creating Tumour Bank in Ovarian Cancer Research
“University of Saskatchewan researchers have teamed up with the province and Ovarian Cancer Canada to create Saskatchewan’s first tumour bank.”
TAGS: cancer, women’s health, ovarian cancer, innovative research, University of Saskatchewan, Ovarian Cancer Canada

First weight loss surgery successfully completed in northeastern Ontario – Sault Ste. Marie News
“A team of surgeons from Health Sciences North in Sudbury has successfully completed the very first bariatric surgery in northeastern Ontario.”
TAGS: weight loss, obesity, bariatric surgery, Health Sciences North

March of Dimes Canada’s new strategic plan promises real change for people living with disabilities
“March of Dimes Canada was formed in the 1950s when a group of mothers banded together to find a cure for polio. When a vaccine was developed, the …”
TAGS: disability, strategic plan, March of Dimes Canada

Spending time in nature promotes early childhood development – UBC Faculty of Medicine
UBC Faculty of Medicine – The University of British Columbia
“The study, published recently in The Lancet Planetary Health, includes contributions by researchers at the University of California Berkeley, …”
TAGS: childhood development, children and youth health, nature, University of British Columbia