Daily Media Digest April 13, 2022

COVID-19 household transmission is high, with children being a significant source of spread: study
“Maala Bhatt, pediatric emergency physician and Director of Emergency Medicine Research at CHEO and an Investigator at the CHEO Research Institute. “I …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, transmission, CHEO

Scientists advancing research to prevent sudden cardiac death
“It is sudden. It strikes without warning. And it is often fatal. Sudden cardiac death, often caused by a condition called ventricular tachycardia (VT), kills about 40,000 Canadians each year. Scientists at Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) are hard at work advancing imaging techniques to identify and reverse this ticking time bomb.”
TAGS: cardiac health, sudden cardiac death, imaging, medical technology, Sunnybrook

Did older Canadians change their minds about the COVID-19 shot? Not really, study shows
Brighter World – McMaster University
“New research from from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging offers insight … a professor in the Department of Health Research Methodology, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccination, public health, McMaster University

Do your research now in case you need Paxlovid later, says UW pharmacy prof – CBC
“As eligibility for COVID-19 antivirals opens up, a University of Waterloo pharmacy professor says now is the time to get ready in case you wind up …”
TAGS: Paxlovid, COVID-19, pandemic, University of Waterloo

Ask an expert: How has recent research elevated our understanding of Parkinson’s?
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“Our expert explores what may be driving the disease, along with leading and emerging therapies to improve the lives of patients.”
TAGS: Parkinson’s disease, chronic health condition, patients, Vancouver Coastal Health RI

‘It’s important to know what’s out there to help’: Woman shares late husband’s Parkinson’s story
Barrie Today
“Parkinson Canada describes the condition as a chronic, degenerative brain disease, resulting from the loss of dopamine-producing neurons.”
TAGS: Parkinson’s, chronic health condition, neuroscience, Parkinson Canada

Neighbourhood Pharmacies’ Advocacy in Action Livestream on April 14 at 2:00pm EST!
“Join Neighbourhood Pharmacies CEO Sandra Hanna and VP Pharmacy Affairs Shelita Dattani on April 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm EST for our next Advocacy in Action Livestream that will break down the ramifications of universal pharmacare on drug pricing, community pharmacy, patient access and care.  Follow us on LinkedIn for registration details.”