Daily Media Digest August 17, 2022

Study: medical equipment shown to provide inaccurate readings for non-white patients
“University of Manitoba professors are making headlines around the world for a recent discovery that a frequently used medical care device provides …”
TAGS: supplemental oxygen, medical care devices, racial bias, University of Manitoba

Old drug, new trick: Researchers find combining antiviral drugs and antibody therapy could …

Brighter World – McMaster University
“Researchers at McMaster University have found a class of well-known antiviral drugs could be part of a one-two punch to treat seasonal influenza …”
TAGS: antiviral drugs, universal flu vaccine, McMaster University

New study further demonstrates COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are safe during pregnancy
BC Children’s Hospital RI
“… found that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are safe to use in pregnancy, and that pregnant people experienced lower rates of health events post-vaccination than similarly aged, non-pregnant vaccinated people.”
TAGS: COVID-19, Provincial Health Services Authority, BC Children’s Hospital, University of British Columbia

Quest to deliver — Memorial a partner in accelerating precision medicine in Atlantic Canada
Eastern Health’s Storyline
“Atlantic researchers – including those at Memorial University – are receiving $3.6 million in new provincial and national funding focused on cancer research.”
TAGS: cancer research, Eastern Health, Memorial University

Saskatchewan waste water teams consider testing for polio, monkeypox | The Star Phoenix
The Star Phoenix
“The University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina began testing programmes for COVID-19 during the early months of the pandemic, …”
TAGS: polio, monkeypox, University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina