Daily Media Digest January 6, 2022

Pregnant individuals urged to get vaccinated amid hospitalization of infants with COVID-19
“CHEO, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), McMaster Children’s Hospital and Kingston Health Sciences Centre are encouraging anyone who is pregnant to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for the protection of their baby, as well as themselves. With the rise of Omicron, hospitals are starting to see a disturbing, potential new trend — admissions of infants with COVID-19.”
TAGS: vaccination, pandemic, COVID-19, CHEO, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), McMaster Children’s Hospital, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

USask virtual education supports health-care workers during pandemic – News – University …
USask News – University of Saskatchewan
“Once the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shifted to online-only events, the CME team quickly became experts in using the WebEx video …”
TAGS: healthcare workers, pandemic, COVID-19, education, University of Saskatchewan

Coronavirus: wastewater surveillance helping with COVID-19 fight – CTV News Winnipeg
CTV News Winnipeg
“University of Manitoba research project tests rivers for viruses, including COVID-19. The program expanded to include about 60 different water …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, wastewater surveillance, public health, University of Manitoba

After Beating Skin Cancer, the Holiday Season Takes On New Meaning
Health Insight
“Melanoma, a type of skin cancer, starts in the melanocyte cells of the skin. A cancerous tumour is a group of cancer cells that can grow into and destroy nearby tissue. It can also spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body.”
TAGS: cancer, melanoma, tumour, University Health Network

PMPRB Update: further-delayed implementation of Patented Medicines Regulations amendments and new Guidelines
Pharma Brief
“Changes to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) regime, contained in pending amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations, have been delayed until July 1, 2022”
TAGS: PMPRB, pharma, amendments

How science improved the health of millions worldwide | Waterloo News
University of Waterloo
“Last year, the U.S. FDA announced it would ban menthol cigarettes, highlighting the ITC study and Fong’s estimates based on Canadian findings that the …”
TAGS: tobacco, smoking, lung health, University of Waterloo

“Eating disorders are now part of our history, and not our everyday life,” says mother of teen patient
Hamilton Health Sciences
“… 15-year-old patient who accessed care from Hamilton Health Sciences’ McMaster Children’s Hospital’s (MCH) inpatient eating disorders program.”
TAGS: mental health, eating disorder, programs, children and youth health, Hamilton Health Sciences

Experts explore strategies for strengthening Canada’s bioinnovation ecosystem at Medicine …
University of Toronto
“… of Public HealthFaculty of Applied Science & EngineeringFaculty of Arts & ScienceMedicine by DesignUniversity Health Network Bioinnovation.”
TAGS: bioinnovation, innovative research, Canadian solutions, University Health Network, Ecole Polytechnique Montréal