Daily Media Digest September 24, 2020

Speech from the Throne Charts Path to ‘Build Back Better’ with Science as a Guiding Force
HRI Portal
“Yesterday, Canada’s Governor General delivered the Speech from the Throne to open the second session of the 43rd Parliament and chart the Government of Canada’s path forward, a little over nine months after this minority government’s first Speech.”
TAGS: Speech from the Throne, pandemic, virtual health, COVID-19

Meet Dr. Fraser, researcher at Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University
“Meet Dr. Fraser, researcher at Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University. Dr. Douglas Fraser, lead researcher on the COVID-19 research …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, viral research, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University

CAMH working to meet mental health needs during COVID
Toronto Sun
“As predicted at the outset of the pandemic, mental health issues are on the rise as COVID disrupts lives.”
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19, pandemic, CAMH

‘It affects nearly everyone’: Anxiety, depression soar during COVID-19 pandemic, research at The …
Sarnia and Lambton County This Week
“… before, according to research at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. … For those already being treated for mental health issues, the pandemic …”
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19, pandemic, the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

Series of COVID information sessions again launched for Indigenous peoples as pandemic …
Winnipeg Free Press
“The meetings are for “frontline health workers, health managers and Indigenous communities nationally”, read a media advisory. The series will be a …”
TAGS: COVID-19, Indigenous health, pandemic

Perley Rideau program could help to reduce hallway medicine: study
Ottawa Citizen
“A study by researchers at the Bruyère Research Institute, the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, …”
TAGS: hallway medicine, geriatric care, aging population, Bruyere Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Drive-thru blood collection in Dartmouth gets positive reviews
“The Nova Scotia Health Authority is taking a jab at drive-thru blood testing and so far the experiment is being well-received.”
TAGS: public health, blood collection, drive-thru healthcare, NSHA

Scientists develop a new blood vessel system that restores function after a heart attack.
“Scientists at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI) have developed a new system that could significantly advance the development of cell-based therapies for treating heart attacks, a leading cause of death in Canada.”
TAGS: innovative research, blood vessels, heart health, heart attack, UHN