Daily Media Digest September 27, 2021

How a long-term Ottawa study is shedding light on immune response to COVID-19 – CBC.ca
“Dr. Angela Crawley, a scientist at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, says the study is meant to monitor COVID-19 antibodies in about 1,000 people and …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, antibody

Regeneron’s antibody COVID-19 treatment is popular in the U.S. — why not in Canada …
“… said Dr. Andrew Morris, an infectious diseases physician at Sinai Health and University Health Network and professor at the University of Toronto.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, antibody treatment, infectious diseases, University Health Network, McGill University Health Centre

Collaboration among different health care professionals shortens wait times for arthritis care.
Research at UHN
“UHN researchers have found a way to shorten diagnostic wait times for patients with axial spondyloarthritis. The strategy involves a two-step screening process that occurs before patients see a rheumatologist.”
TAGS: arthritis, collaborative medicines, spondyloarthritis, screening process, University Health Network

U of C initiative researches concussions and sports injuries in Alberta youth – CTV News Calgary
CTV Toronto
“A Canadian team of University of Calgary specialists are taking their research on the road as they aim to prevent, diagnose and treat concussions.”
TAGS: concussion, traumatic brain injury, diagnosis, University of Calgary

Senior medical advisory committee established for School of Medicine proposal
Ryerson Today
“To support the planning and development of the university’s proposal for a School of Medicine in Brampton, President Mohamed Lachemi has established a Senior Medical Advisory Committee (SMAC).”
TAGS: medical advisory committee, medical school, Ryerson University

Young Canadians choosing marijuana and hallucinogens over alcohol | Toronto Sun
Toronto Sun
“Dr. Darren Courtney, a youth psychiatrist from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), said while he’s not aware of Canadian research on the …”
TAGS: drug, substance use and abuse, marijuana, children and youth health, mental health, CAMH

Regina woman marches to create awareness about myeloma after own diagnosis | Globalnews.ca
“Myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer. Every day, nine new Canadians are diagnosed with myeloma, according to Myeloma Canada. Myeloma affects a …”
TAGS: myeloma, diagnosis, blood cancer, fundraising, Myeloma Canada

Montreal neuroscientist raising funds, inspiring thousands from palliative care bed | Globalnews.ca
“Neuroscientist Nadia Chaudhri, who was admitted to the palliative care ward at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in late August with end-stage …”
TAGS: palliative care, cancer, funding, neuroscience, scholarship, McGill University Health Centre