Daily Media Digest October 6, 2023

Wastewater surveillance research provides a 12-day lead time for RSV season: new study
CHEO Research Institute
“… season 12 days early, providing more lead time for hospital preparedness and the timely initiation of RSV prevention therapy provided by the province for at risk-infants and young children.”
KEYWORDS: respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), pediatric health, CHEO Research Institute, McMaster’s Children’s Hospital

The Breastfeeding Journey: Personal Experiences of Public Health Nurses and Clients
Nova Scotia Health Authority
“… communities across the province, PHNs work with people in their homes to offer support and guidance on all aspects of having a baby, including infant feeding.”
KEYWORDS: patient perspective, breastfeeding, Nova Scotia Health Authority

New statistics tell a troubling story: Canada’s mental health crisis is only getting worse
The Hub
“… involves thousands of Canadians reporting their mental health symptoms in depth. Statistics Canada then uses those symptoms to determine ….”
KEYWORDS: mental health, depression, Mental Health Research Canada, Statistics Canada

Clinic closes gap for women with spinal cord injury
University Health Network
“… for women with a spinal cord injury (SCI), scheduling a pap smear can also be one of the most challenging, since access to primary care services in the community can be more limited.”
KEYWORDS: women’s health, health equity, University Health Network

Celebrating the Best in Canadian Biotech: BIOTECanada Announces 2023 Gold Leaf Award Winners
“The awards recognize the remarkable individuals and companies who have made significant contributions to the biotechnology industry and ecosystem in Canada.”
KEYWORDS: award, Canadian research, BIOTECanada