Daily Media Digest August 19, 2021

SFU research: Cultural considerations are key to fighting future pandemics – News Medical
“Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business professor Carolyn Egri along with Ratan Dheer (Eastern Michigan University) and Len Treviño (Florida …”
TAGS: pandemic, COVID-19, public health, social and cultural determinants of health, Simon Fraser University

Clinical trial on a plate: Researchers to create new “breathing” lung model to study illnesses like COVID-19
McMaster University
“An interdisciplinary team of researchers from McMaster and SickKids are developing a cutting-edge lung model that can better respond to viruses and drug treatments, giving scientists a tool to advance research in lung conditions like COVID-19, cystic fibrosis and allergens for asthma and air pollution.”
TAGS: clinical trial, COVID-19, pandemic, innovative research, lung model, McMaster University, SickKids Research Institute

‘Nothing like the flu’: Man recovered from COVID-19 urges under 40s to get vaccinated | CBC News
“He was quickly contacted by Nova Scotia Health and given a pulse oximeter, a device that measures oxygen levels in blood.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, influenza, immunization, Nova Scotia Health

How to tell when it’s time to replace your cloth mask
CTV News
“”Like any other material, they do have a lifespan,” Dasantila Golemi-Kotra, an associate professor at York University who specializes in the molecular, cellular and chemical biology of microbial infections, told CTVNews.ca.”
TAGS: cloth mask, COVID-19, pandemic, personal protective equipment, masks, York University

Study finds cancer screening tool may help predict risk of developing a new cancer among childhood cancer survivors
“Research led by SickKids and the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre found that a novel cancer predisposition screening tool shows promise for helping doctors better predict which childhood cancer survivors may be at risk of developing future cancers.”
TAGS: cancer, children and youth health, screening, McGill University Health Centre, SickKids Research Institute

Taking time to recognize excellence in stroke recovery and rehabilitation
Provincial Health Services Authority
“To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, Stroke Services BC shines a spotlight on three local stroke researchers who have made big contributions.”
TAGS: stroke, mental health, recovery, rehabilitation, Provincial Health Services Authority

Small study shows promising results with app for concussion recovery
“New research led by Drs. Shawn Marshall and Deanna Quon suggests that an interactive health coaching app may be able to help people recover from a concussion.”
TAGS: concussion, TBI, recovery, medical technology, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute