Daily Media Digest September 10, 2020

How will COVID-19 change us as a global society? Will equity lose ground?
HRI Portal
“Four York University professors, women in diverse fields, bring unique perspectives to the table as they consider equity in the midst and aftermath of the pandemic. If society is measured on how it treats its most vulnerable, will we encounter greater disparity post-COVID-19?”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, pandemic, York University

COVID-19 has taken ‘heavy toll’ on female immigrants working in health care, report says
“Among all adult females in the study who tested positive for COVID-19, 36 per … a family physician and researcher at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, … Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, studies population-based health …”
TAGS: COVID-19, healthcare workers, public health

Dementia, brain research, residential care: Seniors issues poll strongly during COVID-19 …
Financial Post
“Baycrest is home to the federally and provincially-funded Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), a solution accelerator focused on …”
TAGS: dementia, COVID-19, senior care, brain research, pandemic, Baycrest

We need to talk about suicide more than one day a year
“While the tragedy of suicide is not new, the COVID-19 pandemic and the movement to end systemic racism have intensified the need for change in our society. That is why today was chosen to mark the launch of our campaign to prevent suicide.”
TAGS: CAMH, suicide prevention, mental health

Our Child & Youth Mental Health team is here for you
Hamilton Health Sciences
“Watch this video to find out what to expect if you come to the emergency department at McMaster Children’s Hospital for a mental health crisis.”
TAGS: youth mental health, pediatric health, suicide prevention, Hamilton Health Sciences

Gene therapy provides a potential breakthrough in brain cancer treatment
McGill Tribune
“A McGill-led research group working at the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital has now put the invincibility of tumour stem cells into …”
TAGS: gene therapy, cancer treatment, innovative research, Lady Davis Institute

Thousands of lives and millions of dollars lost every year due to preventable infections that require …
Financial Post
“The Providence Health Care study found that use of KiteLockTM 4% solution is effective in reducing central catheter infections by 71% and eliminating …”
TAGS: infection control, innovative treatment, Providence Health Care