Daily Media Digest October 6, 2020

COVID Alert app is another tool to help in battle against virus, microbiologist says

“Jason Kindrachuk, assistant professor and Canada Research Chair in Emerging Viruses at the University of Manitoba, says the app could be a game …”
TAGS: COVID-19, contact tracing, public health, University of Manitoba

Western prof studies long-term effects of COVID-19 on lungs
The Gazette • Western University’s Newspaper
“Dr. Grace Parraga, director of the Advanced Pulmonary Imagining Lab at Western University’s Robarts Research Institute, and her team of graduate …”
TAGS: COVID-19, lung health, innovative research, Western University, McMaster University, SickKids Hospital

Health Canada approves rapid COVID-19 test based on Guelph research
CTV Toronto
“Health Canada has approved an easy, rapid COVID-19 test kid based on research out of the University of Guelph. A news release said …”
TAGS: COVID-19, rapid testing, public health, University of Guelph

Holidays bring severe spike in nut allergies for children
McGill Newsroom
“The study, led by a team of researchers from the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MCH-MUHC), found that most …”
TAGS: allergies, anaphylaxis, children’s health, McGill University Health Research Centre

Western researchers develop safer way to transport organs
“A team of researchers at Western University have developed new technology to better transport temperature-sensitive medical items.”
TAGS: organ transport, medical technology, organ donation, Western University

We must invest in creating mentally healthy workplaces now
Canada NewsWire
“As part of Canada’s holistic recovery, Sun Life and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) are urging companies to take action now.”
TAGS: mental health, anxiety, depression, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Hope for people living with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder
Ottawa Business Journal
“… a scientist at The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research, has been … “Across the mental health landscape, clinicians, researchers and patients …”
TAGS: mental health, innovative treatment, depression, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research