Daily Media Digest June 1, 2021

Researchers team up with Diagnostics Biochem Canada to study COVID-19
Lawson Health Research Institute
“Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) and Western University have teamed up with local biotech company, Diagnostics Biochem Canada Inc. (DBC), to help us better understand COVID-19 and the body’s immune response to the infection.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, diagnostics, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University

Canada to recommend mixing and matching AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines
“For Canadians who have had a first dose of Moderna or Pfizer, NACI will recommend they can now take either of the two shots as a second dose …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccine, public health

Virtual Reality allows health care workers to experience patient’s perspective
Your IWK
“A study published in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences suggests that the use of virtual reality (VR) may be effective in eliciting empathy in medical radiation technologists (MRTs). Researchers concluded that VR may provide an effective tool for health care workers to experience the perspective of care recipients.”
TAGS: patient’s perspective, virtual reality, medical radiation technologist, IWK Health Centre

Carleton Researcher Finds No Link Between Increased Cellphone Use and Brain Cancer
Carleton Newsroom
“Carleton University Prof. Paul Villeneuve has published research challenging epidemiological reports that linked increased cellphone use to brain …”
TAGS: brain cancer, at-risk behaviour, epidemiology, Carleton University

Science playing catch-up in women’s concussion research
CTV News
“But there has, until recently, been little attention paid to concussions suffered by women, despite research that suggests women suffer concussions …”
TAGS: concussion, brain health, women’s health, SickKids Research Institute

New multiple scleroses clinical trial
“The Montreal Neurological Institute is spearheading a new MS study to find a treatment that does not increase a patients’ vulnerability to COVID-19.”
TAGS: multiple sclerosis, neuroscience, chronic health, innovative treatment, The Neuro