Daily Media Digest June 29, 2021

New ventilator designed in Calgary wins international award
“The Valence InVent Xtend device was invented by Dr. Steven Roy, a critical care medicine fellow at the University of Calgary and founder of the …”
TAGS: ventilator, innovative technology, critical care, University of Calgary

Researchers develop COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for people with autoimmune …
UCalgary News
“He is also a member of Arthritis Research Canada. Cheryl Barnabe is a rheumatologist and an associate professor in the departments of Medicine …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccination, autoimmune condition, University of Calgary

McMaster researchers, biotech firm team up to create vaccine strips that ‘dissolve in your mouth’
“Researchers at McMaster University and a biotechnology firm in Burlington, Ont., are investigating the possible delivery of vaccines via a thin strip “that …”
TAGS: biotech, vaccine, medical technology, McMaster University

Nearly 30 per cent broke COVID-19 restrictions, felt justified: Canada-wide survey
CTV News
“The survey by the Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research at the … It asked 1,000 people about how closely they stuck to public health orders and … mRNA vaccines could offer long-term immunity to COVID-19: study … A medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, University of Saskatchewan

Online Calculator Predicts Dementia Risk
Technology Networks
“Canadian researchers at The Ottawa Hospital, the University of Ottawa, the Bruyère Research Institute and ICES have built and validated an online …”
TAGS: dementia, mental health, aging population, The Ottawa Hospital, the University of Ottawa, the Bruyere Research Institute

The Ottawa Hospital is planning for the next pandemic: CEO
Ottawa Citizen
“… other regional hospitals — Hawkesbury, Kemptville, Renfrew, Barry’s Bay, The Ottawa Heart Institute — using the same health information system.”
TAGS: pandemic, hospital design, Ottawa Hospital