For-profit nursing homes have a higher risk of COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths than non-profit facilities, the science table advising Premier Doug Ford … — Read on http://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2021/01/20/ontarios-for-profit-nursing-homes-have-78-more-covid-19-deaths-than-non-profits-report-finds.html Fundamental question: Is capitalism less empathetic than democracy?
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, fertility clinics expected a downturn. But data collected by TIME show that more women are freezing their eggs now. Here’s why. — Read on time.com/5927516/egg-freezing-covid-19-pandemic/ Well, what do you think of this? No really, what do you think of this practice, it’s timing, it’s risks, and it’s outcomes?
The Medical Council of Canada, a charity with $54 million in assets last year, is under fire as residents say the way medical education is run means s… — Read on http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/01/04/amid-an-uproar-over-cancelled-tests-some-say-the-body-that-oversees-medical-exams-for-resident-doctors-seeking-licences-is-obsolete.html The world routinely kept from the public.
Students at Canadian schools this year have had fewer opportunities to see patients, attend procedures and explore specialties. First of two parts. — Read on http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/01/03/covid-19-has-forced-big-changes-on-med-schools-will-some-newly-graduated-doctors-miss-out-on-key-experience.html Many issues have yet to be resolved for a smooth predictable curriculum and practice experience to pan out.
I strongly suspect the TBDHSC will soon have ‘farm out’ patient rooms into the community, ie, the LSSR Armoury, vacant schools, vacant public and private buildings, Lakehead University, etc. Similar moves may have to occur across the province if ICU numbers skyrocket. http://www.cp24.com/mobile/ontario-reports-record-number-of-covid-19-cases-for-third-straight-day-as-number-of-patients-in-icu-reaches-alarming-new-high-1.5249601
Long COVID guidelines need to reflect lived experience – The Lancet — Read on http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32705-7/fulltext This is a very important and courageous analysis that needs to be broadcast. Families particularly are affected by the long-term effects not previously talked about.
As Ontario trails all other provinces in its vaccination rate, healthcare workers took to social media to criticize the closure of some clinics saying… — Read on http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/12/28/holiday-pause-on-covid-19-vaccinations-draws-outrage-as-head-of-torontos-largest-hospital-network-blames-limited-supply-and-staff-burnout.html
Drug reverses age-related cognitive decline within days — Read on medicalxpress.com/news/2020-12-drug-reverses-age-related-cognitive-decline.html More human trials needed. But fascinating nonetheless.
Research reveals how airflow inside a car may affect COVID-19 transmission risk — Read on phys.org/news/2020-12-car-pandemic-windows.html A very important analysis. Habits or cars, must change.
Scientists predict ‘optimal’ organism stress levels — Read on phys.org/news/2020-12-scientists-optimal-stress.html
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement, recruiting students and new graduates who have yet to earn their licenses… — Read on apnews.com/article/nurses-wanted-swamped-hospitals-pandemic-0509a4a0b9e9860ad6be60379bc20a41
New non-invasive technology could spot early signs of motor disorders in babies — Read on medicalxpress.com/news/2020-11-non-invasive-technology-early-motor-disorders.html And Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
The Canadian military says it is making plans to play a role in the eventual rollout of COVID-19 vaccines nationwide. As positive news about potential vaccines continues to make headlines, there are already military teams “fully integrated” with the Public Health Agency of Canada on planning for what’s set to be a herculean effort: getting … Continue reading
The association between loneliness and depressive symptoms among adults aged 50 years and older: a 12-year population-based cohort study – The Lancet Psychiatry — Read on http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(20)30383-7/fulltext
Seniors in care homes able to see family, connect safely — Read on http://www.tbnewswatch.com/spotlight/converted-shipping-containers-help-in-fight-against-covid-19-2853636 Great idea!! Is Thunder Bay next in line?
A recent study concludes that unwelcome thoughts occur more frequently and are harder to suppress when an individual experiences sleep deprivation. — Read on http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/unwanted-thoughts-are-easier-to-control-when-rested A reciprocal relationship.
Nearly one in five residents in the city is without a primary care provider, despite ongoing efforts to recruit new doctors to the region. — Read on http://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/family-doctor-shortage-remains-critical-in-thunder-bay-2830888 It’s going to get much worse before it gets better. University grads should well consider applying to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), as their services … Continue reading