Daily Media Digest July 6, 2021

Tackling the science behind ‘long COVID’
UBC Faculty of Medicine
“Known as ‘long-haulers,’ those with post-acute COVID-19 suffer from lingering, and in some cases, life-altering symptoms …”
TAGS: COVID-19, long-haulers, UBC, Providence Health Care, Vancouver Coastal Health

Vaccines extremely effective against COVID variants of concern: Canadian study
““Vaccines are doing exactly what they should be doing,” says Dr. Zain Chagla, … an associate professor at McMaster University. “Getting vaccinated is the most effective intervention against the spread of COVID-19 and all of the variants.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, variants, McMaster University, ICES

How Medtech Canada supports Canadian patients and providers
Health Insight
“As the association representing Canada’s medical technology companies, Medtech Canada has seen the many measures that have been taken by medtech companies since this pandemic started in Canada.”
TAGS: medical technology, pandemic, Medtech Canada

Rethink ventilation for a safe return to schools after the COVID-19 pandemic
Yahoo! News
“The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on everyone and we are all looking forward to getting back to normal. But an ill-planned return could result in new COVID-19 waves…”
TAGS: COVID-19, education, infrastructure, Carleton University

U of T researchers to explore impact of gender and body image on post-surgery pain
“… Emory Potter, co-applicant and a nurse practitioner at Women’s College Hospital, Dale hopes to use this unique opportunity to study both populations, creating a multi-faceted understanding of pain that looks beyond traditional therapies …”
TAGS: gender, pain, LGBTQIA, Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto

Government invests in improved cancer care for Nova Scotians
Government of Nova Scotia
“The Rankin government is providing $18 million in ongoing investments in cancer care, including funding for a particular cancer therapy and support for travel and accommodation for patients needing it.”
TAGS: cancer, investment, Nova Scotia Health, Canadian Cancer Society