Daily Media Digest August 15, 2022

Toronto boy whose parents raised $3M to treat his rare genetic disorder starts clinical trial
“This past March doctors at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto began a one-dose therapy in part of a groundbreaking clinical trial where …”
TAGS: neurodegenerative disorder, clinical trial, Hospital for Sick Children

Saliva-based COVID-19 test approved by Health Canada could reduce discomfort of nasal swab
“Dr. Santiago Perez, an infectious diseases physician and assistant professor at Queen’s University, said he could see the test being incredibly …”
TAGS: saliva-based PCR, COVID-19, Health Canada, Queen’s University

Baycrest to launch innovative new care delivery model for people living with dementia

“… Pamela & Paul Austin Centre for Neurology and Behavioural Support to help the estimated 430,000 Ontarians who will be living with dementia and other degenerative brain conditions by 2038, and their caregivers.”
TAGS: dementia research, predictive neuroscience, Baycrest

New funding supports national kidney research group

The Daily Scan
“A Canadian kidney research organization that has strong ties to Providence Health Care has received a new $11.8 million investment to support its work through 2027.”
TAGS: kidney health, Providence Health Care, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Polio is back on the radar of Canadian health officials. Here’s why

Toronto Star
“… disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to children missing routine immunizations, or vaccine hesitancy fuelled by pandemic misinformation, could leave some vulnerable …”
TAGS: immunization, COVID-19, polio, McMaster University

COVID-19 vaccine side-effects less likely in pregnant people, says study

CTV News
“The researchers asked participants to report “significant health events” that were serious enough to make them miss school or work, seek medical …”
TAGS: pregnancy, COVID-19, BC Children’s Hospital, Canadian National Vaccine Safety Network