Daily Media Digest January 12, 2021

VIDO Intervac vaccine starts clinical trials in Halifax this week

620 CKRM.com
“VIDO Intervac vaccine starts clinical trials in Halifax this week. By News Room 9h ago. It’s expected the clinical trial for the VIDO’s COVID-19 vaccine …”
TAGS: vaccine development, clinical trials, COVID-19, public health, VIDO-InterVac

App Could Help Seniors More Easily Manage Immunizations
Huddle Today
“The CEO of CANImmunize, Dr. Kumanan Wilson, is a physician-researcher at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He is an alumnus of UNB and is …”
TAGS: immunization, medical technology, innovative research, at-risk population, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

48000 Canadians asked to take blood sample for coronavirus survey
“Peter Jiao of Statistics Canada confirmed to CBC News that the study is legitimate. … for ethical considerations of gathering this kind of health information. … Statistics Canada had considered using medical professionals in some … The Action to Beat Coronavirus (Ab-C) in Canada research project …”
TAGS: blood sample, immunity, infectious disease, public health, COVID-19, antibodies

Could antidepressant slow the progression of COVID-19, ask researchers
Radio Canada International (en)
“The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal has been testing different drugs already approved for other uses to see …”
TAGS: COVID-19, antidepressants, innovative treatment, McGill University Health Centre Research Institute

Study to look at impact of COVID-19 on nutrition in Atlantic Canada
“Dr. Catherine L. Mah, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Promoting Healthy. Dalhousie researcher Catherine Mah is leading a study to look at …”
TAGS: COVID-19, nutrition, rural health, pandemic

Carleton Neuroscience Researchers Help Demystify Major Depression
Carleton Newsroom
“But Carleton University Neuroscience Prof. Argel Aguilar-Valles and his collaborators continue to chip away at experiments in the Health Sciences …”
TAGS: neuroscience, major depression, innovative treatment, mental health, Carleton University

Navdeep Bains stepping down citing family time, spurring cabinet shuffle
“ Liberal MP Navdeep Bains says he won’t run in the next election and is leaving his spot at the cabinet table to spend more time with family.”
TAGS: Navdeep Bains, Canadian politics