Daily Media Digest April 29, 2021

Best Buy Health, AGE-WELL, Bruyère Research Institute and Carleton University Partner on Aging in Place Research
Carleton Newsroom
“Best Buy Health and AGE-WELL are partnering with the Bruyère Research Institute and Carleton University in new research that will help older adults continue to live independently—and give their family and caregivers peace of mind.”
TAGS: aging population, aging, independent living, caregivers, Bruyere, Carleton University

Survey highlights challenges of caring for infants and toddlers during the COVID-19 pandemic
“As the first few years of life are essential in laying the foundation for good physical and socio-emotional health, experts in early childhood mental health set out to assess how public health measures put in place during the first COVID-19 lockdown impacted families with young children.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, infant and toddler, mental health, SickKids

The Infant and Early Mental Health Hub for Training, Resources, & Tools (IEHMF Hub)
Kids Brain Health Network
“The HUB brings together learning from the implementation of an approach to support infant and early mental health among those children who may be at risk for poor developmental outcomes.”
TAGS: infant mental health, early childhood care, developmental health, Kids Brain Health Network

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines reduce COVID-19 hospitalization risk by 94 per cent among older adults, CDC study says
CTV News
“The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were found in the real world to be 94% effective against COVID-19 hospitalization among fully vaccinated adults ages 65 and older in the United States, according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.”
TAGS: vaccine, COVID-19, real-world application, efficacy, Pfizer

New technology could allow more cancer patients to benefit from immunotherapy: U of T researchers
“… issues,” says Hirano, who was named the University Health Network’s Inventor of the Year last year for developing these analysis techniques.”
TAGS: immunotherapy, innovative technology, cancer, University Health Network

Small texts, big impact: Researchers use texting to support parents between appointments
Provincial Health Services Authority
“A team at BC Children’s Hospital is using texting to help parents and caregivers navigate their baby’s complex care needs. Early evidence and ongoing research is showing how both parents and providers benefit from the innovative approach.”
TAGS: virtual care, support, complex care, children and youth health, Provincial Health Services