Daily Media Digest June 24, 2021

Sask. research lab says its COVID-19 vaccine shows positive results in Phase 1 trial
“(David Stobbe/VIDO-InterVac/University of Saskatchewan/Reuters). 11. comments. Clinical trials for the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization’s …”
TAGS: COVID-19, Phase 1 trial, vaccine, Canadian made vaccine,  VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan

McMaster scientists in Hamilton develop COVID-19 rapid test
“The stress of waiting up to 48 hours for the result of a COVID-19 test could soon be no more, thanks to a trio of scientists of McMaster University in … “
TAGS: COVID-19, rapid test, innovative research, public health, McMaster University

New national “mix and match” COVID-19 vaccine study seeking Halifax participants
Halifax Examiner
“… and epidemiology at Dalhousie University and is based at the IWK Health Centre and is a researcher at the Canadian Center for Vaccinology.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, study, epidemiology, IWK Health Centre

Why mixing Pfizer and Moderna vaccines could help Canada end the pandemic sooner
“Pfizer shipment delays might be fuelling vaccine hesitancy, as some Canadians are switching their appointments and turning down Moderna shots in …”
TAGS: vaccine, pandemic, public health, COVID-19

Inventing a smart mattress that will monitor your cardiovascular health
The Conversation CA
“We’re part of an engineering research team at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and Concordia University that is working with an industrial …”
TAGS: cardiovascular health, medical technology, medical engineering, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)

Transitional care model for mental health patients developed in Ontario saves hospitals millions
CTV News London
“… are most at risk of committing suicide,” explains Dr. Cheryl Forchuk, assistant scientific director at Lawson Health Research Institute. Advertisement …”
TAGS: mental health, transitional care, innovative research, patient support, Lawson Health Research Institute

Psychiatrist breaks the taboo about perinatal depression and anxiety
Montreal Gazette
“As a reproductive psychiatrist at the McGill University Health Centre, she specializes in diagnosing and supporting women with depression and …”
TAGS: mental health, depression, anxiety, maternal health, women’s health, McGill University Health Centre

Using precision health to uncover the cause of a rare immune system disorder and treat it
BC Children’s Hospital
“Dr. Stuart Turvey, Dr. Henry Lu, and their colleagues at BC Children’s and UBC were surprised to find that two unrelated children from Alberta carried the same previously unknown genetic variant that leads to a dangerously weakened immune system. Experts call this profound combined immunodeficiency, or CID — a condition that can result from a wide variety of genetic and environmental causes.”
TAGS: immune disorder, rare disorders, innovative treatment, Provincial Health Services Authority