Daily Media Digest October 6, 2021

Ontario rolling out rapid COVID-19 tests to some high-risk schools, child-care settings – CBC.ca
“Dr. Susy Hota, an infectious disease prevention specialist with University Health Network, broke down the pros and cons of rapid testing on CBC …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, testing, public health, University Health Network

Even with vaccines, health self-assessments remain important, U of T experts say
“While Isaac Bogoch, an associate professor of medicine in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and a staff physician at University Health Network, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccine, self-assessment, University Health Network

Without masks, 2-metre distancing not enough to prevent spread of COVID-19 indoors – CTV News
CTV News
“A new joint study says that without mask wearing, a two-metre physical … particularly Delta, more harmful than original strain: Canadian study.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, viral infection, McGill University

COVID-19 variants of concern, particularly Delta, more harmful than original strain – CTV News
CTV News
“But the study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), … “Such direct protective effects may help reduce the health impacts of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, variants of concern, Delta variant, Canadian research

U of T research may help explain immune response to COVID-19 in children – University of Toronto
“Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that immune cells from the upper respiratory tracts of children, taken years before the pandemic began, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, immune response, pandemic, antibodies, children and youth health

Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration is focus of $35 million USD grant | Newsroom …
McGill Newsroom
“Ronald Postuma of The Neuro and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. “When we do this, we can start planning trials to prevent disease …”
TAGS: neurodegenerative disorder, sleep, innovative research, funding, The Neuro, RI-MUCH

Physics Graduate Alumni Success: Kurt Van Delinder, PhD (Biomedical Physics ’20)
Ryerson University
“This recent Ryerson grad is already working on the cutting edge of radiation therapy and advancing the treatment of cancer.”
TAGS: radiation therapy, medical technology, cancer, Ryerson University

Cancer chemotherapy drug reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice – UBC News
UBC News
““The vast majority of clinical trials have either directly or indirectly targeted beta-amyloid or tau,” said Prof. Jefferies. “Other than some controversial …”
TAGS: cancer, chemotherapy, Alzheimer’s disease, brain health, UBC