Daily Media Digest April 22, 2021

Infectious diseases doctor urges people to get vaccine, no matter which one is offered
“”We’re in a massive third wave now across all of non-Atlantic Canada,” Wong said, adding it is being driven by COVID-19 variants that are more infectious, create more severe illnesses and are sending younger people into Intensive-care units.”
TAGS: COVID-19, infectious disease, vaccine, public health, University of Saskatchewan

Pandemic has increased health-care inequity for Indigenous women, report finds
“A new report into the barriers facing Indigenous women trying to access health care during the pandemic describes serious issues including racism …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, Indigenous health, women’s health

New app for palliative care patients gets a boost with Health Canada funding
“New funding will enable expansion of RELIEF – a remote symptom-monitoring app – across parts of Ontario and Quebec.”
TAGS: palliative care, medical technology, app, Bruyere Research Institute

Towards a cure: Insulin100 scientific conference draws world’s leading diabetes researchers
“… last few years to move beyond insulin toward a cure,” said Drucker, who is also a senior investigator at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute …”
TAGS: diabetes, chronic health condition, innovative research, Lunenfeld Tannenbaum Research Institute

The CAMH Hope app delivers on its name
“At CAMH, hope is in our DNA. So when Tim Rankin approached Nicole Thomson about an idea that would potentially save lives, they understood the importance and the potential impact of the project they were undertaking.”
TAGS: mental health, medical technology, app, CAMH

Researchers use quantum-inspired tech to reduce radiosurgery planning time
“U of T researchers Ali Sheikholeslami and Mojgan Hodaie helped dramatically reduce the preparation time needed for Gamma Knife radiosurgery by …”
TAGS: medical technology, innovative research, quantum-inspired technology, radiosurgery