Daily Media Digest October 27, 2020

The psychology of wearing masks: Why some people are complying and others are not
“Sociocultural psychologist and University of Saskatchewan professor Dr. Jan … “You’ll see some people having this urge to pull their mask down when …”
TAGS: psychology, COVID-19, mental health, public health, University of Saskatchewan

Canadian study could lead to rapid testing, severity prediction, and treatment for COVID-19
CTV News
“Dr. Douglas Fraser is a researcher from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.”
TAGS: rapid testing, COVID-19, public health, treatment plan, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University

IWK looking to improve care for people with rare genetic disorders
“A new research study between the IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University in Halifax will look at using genome-wide sequencing to improve the …”
TAGS: genetic disorders, treatment plan, genome-sequencing, personalized care, IWK Health Centre

Steroids, inhalers and ventilators: What Quebec doctors are learning about COVID-19
“Dr. Nicole Ezer, a researcher in the respiratory diseases program at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), is testing a drug commonly used for …”
TAGS: COVID-19, treatment plan, pandemic, innovative research, McGill University Health Centre

‘Genome Archeologists’ at U of T and UHN activate immune response against cancer
“Researchers at University Health Network and the University of Toronto have identified silent and ancient DNA elements buried in our genomes that, …”
TAGS: immune response, cancer, innovative treatment, UHN

Children’s pain ‘swept under the carpet for too long’
Dal News
“… key contributors and authors with a Dalhousie connection, including Dr. Christine Chambers, Canada Research Chair in Pain and Child Health, and …”
TAGS: children and youth health, chronic pain, pediatrics

U of G study finds what and when you eat can help with recovery from heart attacks
“… holds the Canada Research Chair in Human Gut Microbiome Function and Host Interactions. She studies the role of gut microbes in disease, …”
TAGS: cardiac arrest, heart health, dietary health