Daily Media Digest July 25, 2022

Nearly 6% of children suffer long COVID but symptoms may be less severe: study
Global News
“The eight-country study included 1,884 kids aged 17 and younger … Long-term COVID-19 was found in nearly 10 per cent of children who were admitted to hospital and five per cent of children who were seen in an emergency department …”
TAGS: COVID-19, children, long COVID, international study, University of Calgary

Asking about well-being vs. universal screening recommended to detect depression in pregnancy and after birth
“Rather than using a screening tool with a cutoff score to detect depression in every pregnant and postpartum patient, clinicians should ask patients about their well-being as part of usual care, recommends a new guideline …”
TAGS: depression, mental health, pregnancy, University of Calgary, McGill University Health Centre, Memorial University

Embracing technology at any age: Meet the HHS B2North stroke rehab team
Hamilton Health Sciences
“Anyone who thinks that older adults are intimidated by new, leading-edge technology hasn’t met the Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) stroke rehabilitation team from Hamilton General Hospital’s B2North unit.”
TAGS: stroke, rehabilitation, Hamilton Health Sciences

Satellos Bioscience Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Michael Rudnicki Awarded Significant Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
“The $1,071,000 grant will support the research led by Dr. Rudnicki at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute to investigate the molecular …”
TAGS: stem cell research, biotechnology, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Pneumococcal 20-Valent Conjugate Vaccine Now Available for Canada’s Adults
Precision Vaccinations
“Pfizer Canada ULC recently announced that the PREVNAR 20 vaccine is now available in Canada to prevent pneumonia and invasive pneumococcal disease …”
TAGS: vaccine, pneumonia, Pfizer Canada

Sikh Motorcycle Clubs going the distance to raise funds for research to help end diabetes
Indo-Canadian Voice
“Diabetes Canada is grateful for the commitment and support of the Sikh Motorcycle Club of Canada and the riders here in British Columbia. These types …”
TAGS: diabetes, fundraising, British Columbia, Diabetes Canada

‘Never seen a virus that behaves this way’: Why COVID refuses to give us a break
National Post
“The virus is finding a new niche in humans — a niche in highly vaccinated, boosted and previously infected people,” Snutch said. “These are very specific mutations.”
TAGS: COVID-19, Dr. Terry Snutch, UBC