Daily Media Digest December 5, 2022

Edmonton researcher helping develop a robot to help children in hospital manage pain
“… between four universities in Canada: University of Alberta, Toronto Metropolitan University, McMaster University and University of Toronto.”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, pain management, University of Alberta, Toronto Metropolitan University, McMaster University

IWK research provides opportunity for health care providers to learn how to create culturally safe health care environment
Your IWK
“A research project out of the IWK offers health care providers an opportunity to learn from Indigenous Peoples about working in a health partnership and creating a culturally safe environment.”
TAGS: anti-racism, Indigenous Peoples health, CIHR Research Chair, IWK Health

Fresh insights could finally help us tackle RSV
“RSV has evaded scientists for over 60 years. Now, innovations in structural biology and immunology may bring us closer to finding new ways to help protect people.”
TAGS: respiratory syncytial virus, immunity, chronic health conditions, GSK Canada

Navigating pandemic recovery with the Government of Canada – Kids Brain Health
Kids Brain Health Network
“In October 2022, Kids Brain Health Network leaders submitted policy recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health (HESA) …”
TAGS: neurodevelopmental disabilities, pediatric health, Kids Brain Health Network

Most B.C. kids and adults younger than 60 infected with COVID-19 or vaccinated: study
The Toronto Star
“The study, published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that by January 2021, less than five per cent of people had been …”
TAGS: infectious disease, COVID-19, Canadian research, University of Montreal

Calls for masking in schools as respiratory infections overwhelm children’s hospitals
“Surges in respiratory illnesses are over-whelming children’s hospitals across Canada, prompting calls to reintroduce masking in schools …”
TAGS: pediatric intensive care unit, SickKids, IWK Health, McMaster University