Daily Media Digest August 16, 2021

Sniffer dogs trained at Vancouver Coastal Health can now detect COVID-19 on humans
“She also said that the findings were superior to some mass-market antigen tests and said research would continue on the project. “We’re only limited by …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, infectious disease, detection, Vancouver Coastal Health

Long COVID rare among children, but experts call for more research
“Dr. Stephen Freedman, the lead investigator in a Canadian Institute of Health Research study on COVID-19 outcomes in kids, says the majority of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, children and youth health, long COVID University of Calgary

Breakthrough cases: What’s it like catching COVID-19 after vaccination?
“And I did nothing to protect myself,” the 44-year-old Canadian told Global News. … COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna for people with compromised … New data revealed in Canada by researchers at the University Health …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccination, breakthrough cases, RI-MUHC

Immunocompromised people should get 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose, Ontario study finds
“Researchers at the University Health Network said findings released this week indicate a third-dose booster will increase protection in transplant …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccination, immunocompromised patients, University Health Network

COVID-19 load in Regina’s wastewater remains low: U of R study
CTV News
“Viral levels of COVID-19 in Regina’s wastewater continue to decrease, according to a study from the University of Regina. The U of R …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, wastewater, community health, University of Regina

Teens should put down phones and exercise to improve mental health: CHEO study
Ottawa Citizen
“CHEO Research Institute senior scientist Dr. Mark Tremblay co-authored a new study that highlights the power of exercise to improve the mental …”
TAGS: children and youth health, exercise, mental health, CHEO

U of S research shows ‘unusually high’ rates of rare neuromuscular disorder in Indigenous people …
CTV Toronto
“Neuromuscular neurologist and associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan Dr. Kerri Schellenberg first began noticing a …”
TAGS: neuromuscular disorder, Indigenous health, community health, University of Saskatchewan

Edmonton woman’s experience with chronic pain shows need for better women’s health education
“A proper diagnosis largely depends on where in Canada someone lives, she said. “Unfortunately, the curriculum across Canada for medical education …”
TAGS: chronic pain, women’s health, research, Queen’s University, University of Calgary

Province to dedicate nearly $8M to Indigenous mental health support grants
Pipestone Flyer
“Mental health supports are especially important as burial sites continue to be uncovered. We are committed to working with First Nations and Metis …”
TAGS: Indigenous health, mental health, grants, innovative research