Daily Media Digest September 24, 2021

Viruses limited by COVID-19 restrictions are coming back strong this fall, experts say – CBC.ca
“Dr. Zain Chagla, an infectious disease physician and associate professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, said common respiratory viruses such as …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, viruses, public health, influenza, McMaster University

Family doctors ‘highly concerned’ about patients’ mental health as pandemic drags on … – CBC.ca
“… on the system overall, said Steve Slade, the college’s research director. … who practises family medicine at the Women’s College Hospital, said many …”
TAGS: mental health, pandemic, COVID-19, Women’s College Hospital

‘I felt better’: Study finds expanded dialysis used in London, Ont. trial improving patients’ quality of life
CTV News London
“The method was tested by a team of researchers out of Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) in London, Ont. led by Dr. Chris McIntyre with Lawson and …”
TAGS: dialysis, innovative treatment, quality of life, Lawson Health Research Institute

Young Innovators: USask researcher crosses biological boundaries to discover insights into …
USask News
“University of Saskatchewan (USask) PhD candidate Cole Libner and his College of Medicine research team have tackled the question of how to decelerate or …”
TAGS: innovative research, neurodegenerative disease, multiple sclerosis, University of Saskatchewan

Four MUHC experts inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences | McGill …
McGill University Health Centre
“On September 13, Dr. Jean Bourbeau, Dr. Togas Tulandi, Dr. Alain Dagher and Dr. Lesley Fellows of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) were elected to …”
TAGS: health sciences, biomedical research, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, McGill University Health Centre

Medical experts urge caution over use of acetaminophen-based painkillers during pregnancy
“More research needed, experts say. Jonathan Zipursky, an internist and clinical pharmacologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, stressed that …”
TAGS: pregnancy, developmental health, painkiller, acetaminophen, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

How U of T’s Faculty of Dentistry incorporates mental health into the curriculum – University of Toronto
“… they will be heading to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to complete a day-long clinical rotation. Third-year students, meanwhile, …”
TAGS: mental health, dentistry, curriculum, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

PhenoTips, a U of T-SickKids genetic software startup, raises $2.5 million: Betakit
“PhenoTips, a precision medicine software startup that grew out of a research project at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children, …”
TAGS: fundraising, genetic software, medical technology, SickKids