Daily Media Digest September 8, 2020

Do we need a 14-day quarantine for the novel coronavirus? New study at Pearson Airport aims to …

“… conducted by McMaster HealthLabs (MHL), a non-profit organization made up of scientists and doctors from Hamilton’s McMaster University, the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, quarantine, McMaster HealthLabs, public health

From ‘sneaky strokes’ to mental fog: How Canadian researchers are trying to understand what COVID-19 does to the brain through online games
The Star
“These are the kinds of questions a team from Western University in London, Ont., the University of Toronto, and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre hopes to answer with a massive global study on the impacts of COVID on the brain.”
TAGS: stroke, COVID-19, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Western University, neurosciencce

What the level of COVID-19 immunity in Canada could mean for the vaccine hunt
“For Dawn Bowdish, Canada Research Chair in aging and immunity and an associate professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, the Canadian …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, immunity levels, McMaster University

Parkinson Canada adapts to pandemic times
“100,000 Canadians live with Parkinson’s Disease and researchers predict that number will double by the year 2035. about 15 hours ago By: Steve …”
TAGS: Parkinson Canada, Parkinson’s Disease, pandemic

Parents more likely than non-parents to turn to alcohol during pandemic, survey finds
CTV News
“Parents with at least one child under the age of 18 at home are more likely to report using alcohol to cope with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Canadian study.”
TAGS: mental health, substance use and abuse, York University, parental health

UM researchers get $9.4M for COVID-19 rapid response grants and clinical trials
UM Today
“Research Manitoba has announced $3.8M in research funding to support recipients of the Manitoba COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Competition …”
TAGS: COVID-19, clinical trial, grants, University of Manitoba

Many parents were depressed, anxious and drinking more during COVID-19 lockdown: report
“A new McMaster University report shows nearly 40 per cent of parents and caregivers had symptoms of depression during the COVID-19 lockdown.”
TAGS: mental health, anxiety, depression, COVID-19, pandemic, McMaster University

Real-time study of coronavirus planned in University of Saskatchewan curriculum
“Students will study the social science impacts of the novel coronavirus during the University of Saskatchewan’s fall semester.”
TAGS: COVID-19, social impacts, public health, University of Saskatchewan

UBC researchers launch vulnerability index to track potential health impacts of climate change
“… of medicine, measures how communities in the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions are susceptible to the health effects of extreme …”
TAGS: vulnerability index, public health, impacts of climate change