Daily Media Digest July 13, 2020

University of Saskatchewan working on COVID-19 saliva test

Humboldt Journal
“Led by the University of Saskatchewan’s Dr. Walter Siqueira, a U of S team is collaborating with Western University in London, Ontario to develop a …”
TAGS: COVID-19, testing, saliva test

How does COVID-19 contact tracing work in Nova Scotia?
“Cheryl MacNeil is a Nova Scotia Health Authority health protection manager. “That initial case investigation is started by a public health nurse and it …”
TAGS: COVID-19, contract tracing, public health

UCalgary researchers investigate COVID-19 outbreak at Alberta meat processors
UCalgary News
“He says the research will focus on how the outbreak began, the factors which led to its rapid spread, and why it seems to have affected mostly new …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, vulnerable populations

Guelph-based 60-minute COVID test gets Health Canada approval
“… expedite their response to COVID-19 cases,” said Dr. Rob Kozak, a clinical microbiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in a press release.”
TAGS: COVID-19, rural health, public health

Coronavirus: University of Alberta study finds growing public support for face masks
“Health officials, including Alberta’s top doctor, have said masks slow the … “We noted a shift in Canadians’ support for the public use of face masks … sense of security and they should be reserved for front-line…”
TAGS: COVID-19, personal protective equipment, public health

Which mask should I buy? ⁠From cotton to silk, finding the right fabrics
“… Dasantila Golemi-Kotra, a professor of molecular, cellular and chemical biology of microbial infections at York University in Toronto, says you should …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, personal protective equipment

First Indigenous research chair in nursing named
Winnipeg Free Press
“From educating nursing students to making positive changes to health-care policy, Manitoba’s first Indigenous research chair in nursing has plans to …”
TAGS: Canada research chair, nursing, innovative research

Mom and baby share “good bacteria” through breastmilk
UM Today
“… the most influential factors affecting this process,” said Dr. Meghan Azad, a Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease at …”
TAGS: maternal health, infant health, bacteria

Western-led latent reservoir study yields promising results in fight to cure HIV
“A major development has been announced in the fight against HIV by Western University researchers who say they have found a way to “shock” out of …”
TAGS: HIV, innovative treatment, fight to cure

AGE-WELL invests over $10-million in 22 new research projects
Canada NewsWire
“… Health Insurance · Infection Control · International Medical Approval · Medical … Older adults and caregivers are deeply involved in the research. … “The pandemic has underscored the social and health challenges older adults and … AGE-WELL NCE Inc. is Canada’s Technology and Aging Network.”
TAGS: research investment, funding