Daily Media Digest January 15, 2021

Front-line workers are feeling a surprising COVID-19 vaccine side effect – hope

The Globe and Mail
“A Pfizer study found that, seven days after vaccination, 84.1 per cent of vaccine recipients reported at least one reaction at the injection site (most …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, mental health, frontline workers, Pfizer, McMaster University

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Discourse Research Magazine
“That is what Tarun Katapally, a patient-oriented research leader and professor at the University of Regina’s Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, is seeking to accomplish through the development of a mobile phone application called CO-Away.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, medical technology, University of Regina

U of C research projects aim to aid staff, residents at long-term care facilities devastated by COVID-19
Calgary Herald
“Two research projects underway at the University of Calgary hope to improve life for workers and residents of the city’s long-term care sites. The focus …”
TAGS: COVID-19, long-term care homes, vulnerable population, University of Calgary

Global study investigates decontamination methods for medical masks
UCalgary News
“Researchers at the University of Calgary are part of an international multi-centre study that has evaluated decontamination methods to maintain mask …”
TAGS: decontamination, personal protective equipment, COVID-19, infectious disease, University of Calgary

New VIDO-InterVac COVID-19 vaccine uses proven technology
“VIDO-InterVac, located at the University of Saskatchewan, is one of North America’s largest containment level 2 and 3 vaccine and infectious disease …”
TAGS: vaccine, infectious disease, COVID-19, innovative research, VIDO-InterVac

McMaster research team to lead cross-country COVID-19 network
“A team of McMaster University researchers has been tapped to lead a national coalition that will help co-ordinate COVID-19 research across the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, infectious disease, research network, McMaster University

Canadians reporting more anxiety and depression than ever before, poll finds
CTV News
“On Thursday, charity group Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) released its latest snapshot of Canadian mental health amid the COVID-19 …”
TAGS: mental health, anxiety, depression, pandemic, public health

Western University researchers looking at how social media and poor sleep influence mental health
CTV News London
“… highlighted how complex this relationship is,” said Anderson, who is also a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Public Mental Health Research.”
TAGS: mental health, social media, sleep, Western University

Innovative industry partnership uses artificial intelligence to improve survival rates of cancer …
McGill Reporter
“… is planning to use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve survival rates of patients diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer. Stage IV colorectal cancer …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, innovative research, cancer, MUHC-RI