Daily Media Digest September 22, 2021

Unlocking Potential of Canadian Pharmacies to Prevent Public Health Crisis
Health Insight
“This month, students returned to the classroom following a school year that was anything but normal. While many parents are excited for their children to be back in class, they remain concerned that their child may get sick while in school.”
TAGS: public health, pharmacy, children and youth health

An Anxious Heart: A Petawawa woman’s heart issue initially diagnosed as anxiety | CTV News
CTV Edmonton
“DeJong was discharged from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute the same day. She did her rehab at home, and now, is getting her life back. “I’m slowly …”
TAGS: mental health, anxiety, heart health, rehabilitation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Dancing and nursing come together to understand spaces, how we move in them and how we learn
Ryerson University
“Advances in neuroimaging suggest that children learn best when they move in synchronous ways. The design of learning spaces is critical to promoting these interactions, and particularly for children with physical dis/abilities.”
TAGS: dancing, physical fitness, learning, neuroimaging, Ryerson University

GlycoNet receives government funding to encourage confidence in vaccines across the country
“GlycoNet receives government funding to encourage confidence in vaccines across the country … Canadian Glycomics Network. AddThis Sharing Buttons.”
TAGS: funding, vaccine, vaccine hesitancy, GlycoNet

Drugs used to treat prostate enlargement may reduce men’s risk of developing Parkinson disease
Research at UHN
“A recent study led by Dr. Connie Marras, Clinician Scientist at the Krembil Research Institute, and Dr. Priti Gros, Clinical Fellow at Toronto Western Hospital, suggests that certain drugs used to treat prostate conditions may help to reduce men’s risk of Parkinson disease.”
TAGS: prostate, men’s health, Parkinson’s disease, treatment options, University Health Network

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre researchers expand understanding of immunotherapy benefits
“Princess Margaret Cancer Centre researchers have made findings which help expand understanding of which patients will benefit from immunotherapy, a treatment option for a number of advanced cancers.”
TAGS: immunotherapy, cancer, innovative treatment, University Health Network

Can zebrafish help explain how mutations in this gene contribute to ALS?
“An interdisciplinary Canadian team headed by Dr. Gary Armstrong of The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) is poised to explore how a recently linked pair of genes contribute to the onset of ALS.”
TAGS: innovative research, mutations, genetics, ALS, The Neuro, ALS Canada

A Thunder Bay-developed compact PET camera could go to market soon – TBNewsWatch.com
“Radialis Medical, a joint venture of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute and Lakehead University, is seeking regulatory approval to …”
TAGS: medical imaging, medical technology, PET, Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute

SickKids announces $50M donation to support brain and mental health initiatives | CBC News
“The foundation for the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children says a $50 million donation will further research and treatment in the field of pediatric brain …”
TAGS: mental health, innovative research, brain health, funding, Sickkids