Daily Media Digest September 3, 2020

Old drug, new therapy: RI-MUHC-sponsored phase III clinical trial ready to test repurposed …
Canada NewsWire
“The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation raises funds to support excellence in patient care, research and teaching at the MUHC. Our …”
TAGS: clinical trial, innovative treatment, COVID-19

1.4M to support vulnerable populations in their battle against COVID-19 – Trottier Family …
Canada NewsWire
“The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation is proud to announce a donation of $1.4M by the Trottier Family …”
TAGS: vulnerable population, COVID-19, funding, public health

U of S researchers hunting for COVID-19 in Saskatoon’s sewage
The Star Phoenix
“Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan are looking for the virus that causes COVID-19 in a place you might not expect: your toilet.”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, public health

Black Canadians hit hard by COVID-19, new national study shows
“The study, carried out by the Edmonton-based African Canadian Civic … Council and Innovative Research Group, looks at the health and economic … Black commuters more likely to experience symptoms or seek medical treatment.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, pandemic

Report highlights COVID-19’s impact on Canadian children
“The report is jointly published by Children First Canada and the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine’s O’Brien Institute for Public Health …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pediatrics, mental health

Marijuana and pregnancy: There’s no evidence that exposure is safe
Times Colonist
“Catherine Lebel , Associate Professor of Radiology , University of Calgary; Carly McMorris , Assistant Professor of Education , University of Calgary …”
TAGS: marijuana, developmental health, maternal health