Daily Media Digest June 4, 2020

New NSHA study looks to help COVID-19 patients when second wave hits
“That’s the inspiration behind the name of a new study from the Nova Scotia Health Authority called COVIC. The study will test the treatments of patients …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health

News Release: CIHR & CFN filling the gap in COVID-19 research
Canadian Frailty Network
“As we have seen throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults living with frailty have been disproportionately affected with …”
TAGS: COVID-19, frailty, funding

Hydroxychloroquine fails to prevent COVID-19 in those at high risk, trial shows
“The drug hydroxychloroquine, which has been the subject of heated debate as a potential treatment for COVID-19, was not effective in preventing the disease in Canadians and Americans at risk, according to the first gold standard clinical trial.”
TAGS: innovative research, treatments, COVID-19

U of T creates online COVID-19 discussion forum
“This is the university’s latest initiative in its newfound partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), which was announced …”
TAGS: mental health, virtual health, COVID-19

Coronavirus super-spreaders: Who — or where — are they?
“The term “super-spreader” typically refers to certain individuals who, for reasons that are not fully understood, have a number of biological characteristics that enable them to spread a disease with greater capacity than most people.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health

The New Lifeguard App Can Help Prevent Overdose Death
“The Provincial Health Services Authority, BC Emergency Health Services, health authorities, and the Overdose Emergency Response Centre have been working closely with Lifeguard Digital Health to make the app available to British Columbians. During the past two years they have tested and piloted the app in controlled environments.”
TAGS: addictions, mental health, support services

SFU, Providence Health Care develop AI tool for quicker COVID-19 diagnosis
“Simon Fraser University researchers and Providence Health Care (PHC) are collaborating on a new artificial intelligence tool that will help diagnose COVID-19 quicker.”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, COVID-19, medical imaging