Daily Media Digest September 28, 2020

Local researchers’ study finds increased anxiety among children since COVID-19
CTV Windsor
“University of Windsor students, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics at …”
TAGS: anxiety, mental health, youth health, COVID-19, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Laboratory staffing approach key to Ontario’s response to COVID-19 pandemic
Canada NewsWire
“The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science is the national voice and certifying body of Medical Laboratory Technologists and Assistants (MLT …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, testing, Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science

University of Calgary launches ongoing survey to study COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on youth
“… metro school divisions — public and Catholic in Calgary and Edmonton — to answer the question: how are students doing with the return to school?”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, youth health, mental health, University of Calgary

Coronavirus death rate dropping amid better ICU treatments
CTV News
“With worries of a second wave amid a new surge in cases, the UHN is once again seeing COVID-19 cases requiring intensive care. But this time, doctors have more practice and confidence dealing with the most critically ill patients.”
TAGS: COVID-19, intensive care unit, treatments, UHN

Mindfulness meditation course designed to help cope with pandemic stress
York University
“A new course in mindfulness with specific focus on the pandemic will be offered by the York University Psychology Clinic beginning Sept. 29.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, mindfulness, mental health, York University

COVID-19: All your mask questions answered
“This article, written by Dasantila Golemi-Kotra, York University, Canada, originally appeared on The Conversation and has been republished here with …”
TAGS: COVID-19, masks, personal protective equipment, York University

Ontario’s second wave of COVID-19 forecast to peak in October
“… where it’s going,” said Beate Sander, a scientist at the University Health Network and Canada Research Chair in economics of infectious diseases.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, UHN, Sunnybrook

Coronavirus cases are rising, but experts say testing doesn’t tell the full story
“… according to Alon Vaisman, infectious diseases and control physician at the University Health Network in Toronto. “It wasn’t until early June that they …”
TAGS: COVID-19, testing, infectious disease, UHN

Why shaming young people for breaking COVID-19 rules won’t work
NOW Magazine
“… Centre for Child, Youth & Family Mental Health at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) conducted a study of 600 people ages 14 to 27.”
TAGS: COVID-19, disease control, population health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

COVID-19 causing stress, depression and obsessive behaviour: survey
CTV News
“Canada’s death toll could hit 16,000 by the end of 2020, new modelling … Agyapong’s research has focused on the lingering mental-health effects of …”
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19, depression, stress, obsessive behaviour

Children in First Nations communities 25 times more likely to have type 2 diabetes: Manitoba study
The Guardian
“… well as their complications,” said Dr. Chelsea Ruth, Assistant Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health in the University of Manitoba on Wednesday.”
TAGS: diabetes, youth health, community health, University of Manitoba