Daily Media Digest September 22, 2020

‘It affects nearly everyone’: Anxiety, depression soar during COVID-19 pandemic, research at The …

Ottawa Citizen
“… even for those people who’ve never had to worry about their mental health before, according to research at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre.”
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19, The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, anxiety, depression

Life after COVID: How patients and researchers are learning what ‘recovered’ means
“Dr. Paul Miller is an emergency room doctor at Hamilton Health Sciences. He’s seen a handful of patients so far with what could be post-COVID …”
TAGS: COVID-19, recovery, lung health, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University

How decolonizing public health has helped Indigenous communities control COVID-19
““As a First Nations community, we needed our own plan to suit our own needs.” Dr. Lisa Richardson, an internal medicine specialist and of self-identified …”
TAGS: Indigenous health, COVID-19, community health, infection control

BioCanRx Invests $10M in Promising New Cancer Immunotherapy Research and Biomanufacturing to Benefit Canadians
HRI Portal
“BioCanRx, Canada’s Immunotherapy Network, today announced funding of $10M for 14 cancer immunotherapy research projects and eight core and biomanufacturing facilities. In addition to BioCanRx’s investment, matching partner contributions of $16.5M increase the total investment in Canadian translational cancer immunotherapy research and manufacturing facilities to $26.5M.”
TAGS: cancer, immunotherapy, biomanufacturing, BioCanRx

Fighting to find a cure for cancer during a pandemic
CityNews Edmonton
“… virtual marches where people connect through Zoom and walk through the community,” said Martine Elias, executive manager at Myeloma Canada.”
TAGS: cancer, fundraising, multiple myeloma, Myeloma Canada

Sunnybrook launches the Dr. Sandra Black Centre for Brain Resilience & Recovery with $10 …
Canada NewsWire
“On World Alzheimer’s Day – dedicated to raising awareness about the devastating impact that Alzheimer’s and other dementias …”
TAGS: brain health, innovative research, Sunnybrook Research Institute

$12.5 million awarded to Montreal team to study Parkinson’s Disease
McGill Reporter
“A group of scientists at Université de Montréal, The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), and McGill University has been awarded a major …”
TAGS: Parkinson’s disease, funding, innovative research, The Neuro