Daily Media Digest July 27, 2022

From nursing apps to beauty care services – Lakehead University’s Ascend Accelerator grads show off their entrepreneurial spirit
Lakehead University
“Maxwell Robinson founded Infusionist, the iPhone and Apple Watch application made for nurses and care personnel to efficiently track and manage infusions, care task reminders, and customizable timers.”
TAGS: nursing, patient care, technology, Lakehead University

Ask an expert: How can I prioritize my health through self-care?
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“As our Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) expert Dr. Emma Morton explains, self-care is about playing an active role in meeting your physical, social and emotional needs.”
TAGS: self-care, mental health, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

BC Cancer researchers part of international collaboration to develop treatments for osteosarcoma
BC Cancer
“BC Cancer researchers are playing a central role in a new international collaboration aimed at developing innovative treatments for osteosarcoma — a highly malignant bone cancer that commonly affects children and adolescents.”
TAGS: cancer, international collaboration, Provincial Health Services Authority (BC)

York U-led study finds those who detransition avoid medical help
“A majority of respondents reported little decisional regrets … however participants frequently discussed stopping gender-affirming hormones ‘cold turkey’ without medical supervision, facing provider stigma …”
TAGS: LGBTQIA+, transgender, health care, York University

Antivirals used for non-severe COVID-19 may reduce hospitalizations and deaths
McMaster University
“In a systematic review and meta-analysis, the researchers studied 41 trials involving more than 18,500 patients worldwide, most aged 36 to 65, who had non-severe COVID-19. They found that Paxlovid reduced the risk of hospitalization by 46.2 per thousand …”
TAGS: COVID-19, antivirals, McMaster University