Daily Media Digest September 1, 2020

Coronavirus: survey aims to identify supports for front-line hospital workers in southwestern Ontario
“… from Lawson Health Research Institute is hoping to learn more about its personal and professional impacts on front-line hospital workers specifically …”
TAGS: COVID-19, frontline workers, public health

Finding COVID-19 answers in sewage
Ottawa Citizen
“Research being led by the CHEO Research Institute’s MacKenzie, could make that surveillance tool more accurate and potentially give public health …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, sewage

Canadian clinical trial looks to acai berries in hopes of preventing severe cases of COVID-19
CTV News
“Canada’s active COVID-19 case number is rising shortly before most … Drug used to treat coronavirus in cats may be effective for humans too: study … Multinational Clinical Trials, part of the University Health Network, told CTV … ability to lessen the body’s inflammatory response in initial medical studies.”
TAGS: inflammation, COVID-19, innovative treatment

Mapping out the health impacts of climate change
“VCH and Fraser Health are sharing the index with municipalities, regional districts, First Nations, community organizations and other partners to work …”
TAGS: climate change, health impacts, public health

U of T-led international research reveals common foundation for six psychiatric disorders
“In his research, Paus and graduate student Yash Patel used a technique called virtual histology. Invented by Paus’s lab, the method uses gene …”
TAGS: psychiatric disorders, genetics, mental health

Helping military veterans address PTSD focus of planned Canadian study
Regina Leader-Post
““I think it has a growing place in health care, and a lot of patients use medical cannabis already and have a huge benefit from it,” Northern Shores …”
TAGS: PTSD, mental health, veteran’s health