Daily Media Digest October 8, 2021

Doctors warn of possible rise of debilitating nervous-system disorder in patients with long COVID
CTV News Atlantic
“… of the Syncope and Cardiovascular Autonomic Disorders Unit at Hamilton Health Sciences, said POTS is one of the most common forms of dysautonomia.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, nervous system disorder, POTS, McGill University Health Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences

Coping with anxiety as we return to a more normal life | Doctors of BC
Doctors of BC
“One poll by Mental Health Research Canada (link is external) (MHRC) showed that two-in-ten Canadians have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or …”
TAGS: mental health, anxiety, depression, COVID-19, pandemic

Study confirms efficiency of app that quickly assesses risk of cancer predisposition …
McGill University Health Centre
“A new study by a team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), the Montreal Children’s Hospital and The …”
TAGS: cancer, medical technology, screening app, RI-MUHC, SickKids

Study identifies link between certain lifestyle activities and reduced cognitive decline – SFU …
Simon Fraser University News
“Protecting cognitive health is key for healthy aging and for deterring illnesses such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The study, led by DHC Director Sylvain …”
TAGS: lifestyle, cognitive decline, aging population, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Simon Fraser University

Scientists hope new form of deep brain stimulation could treat depression, become … – CBC.ca
CBC Music
“… at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; and Calgary woman Beth Mackay, who underwent a form of deep brain stimulation to treat her depression.”
TAGS: deep brain stimulation, innovative treatment, depression, mental health, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

New study explores transgender youth experiences in Canada – Western News
Western News
“Existing studies have shown that with adults, social and legal gender affirmation, and gender-affirming medical care help to ease these mental health concerns.”
TAGS: mental health, support, medical care, transgender youth, Western University