Daily Media Digest October 30, 2020

To build back a better health system, start at the frontline
HRI Portal
“Now is the winter of our discontent. As the cold and flu season threatens to send our country back into dreaded lockdowns, concern for patients and the wellbeing of frontline health workers should drive government discourse, not political posturing.”
TAGS: COVID-19, frontline workers, pandemic, public health, HealthCareCAN

Alberta excrement being tested for COVID-19 as researchers refine sewage surveillance
“Researchers behind the ongoing national pilot project hope the sample testing will serve as an early warning system for community infections …”
TAGS: COVID-19, wastewater, public health, community infection, University of Calgary

Activity levels among children with autism spectrum disorder linked to parental behaviour: U of T …
“… British Columbia, Queens University and York University, focused on a specific sub-sample of participants from a larger five-year National Physical …”
TAGS: autism spectrum disorder, children’s health, parental behaviour, Queen’s University, York University

‘World first’ Parkinson’s treatment undergoing clinical trial in Toronto
Global News
“Researchers in Toronto are in the early stages of developing what’s being called a “world-first” treatment for Parkinson’s disease.”
TAGS: Parkinson’s disease, innovative treatment, medical technology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University Health Network

UCeed funds fuel health startups helping patients with a variety of conditions
“From asthma treatment to cancer care products, the first four companies UCeed is pursuing investments in have high potential to create positive impacts”
TAGS: funding, investments in health research, University of Calgary