Daily Media Digest March 16, 2021

Resume the fight against chronic, life-threatening illnesses that have taken back seat during …
Toronto Star
“HealthPartners, an umbrella group for 16 of Canada’s largest health charities (the Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Canada, Heart & Stroke, the …”
TAGS: chronic illness, health charities, cancer, diabetes, Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Canada

A look at the difference between COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and effectiveness
“Efficacy refers to how well a drug, in this case, a vaccine, works under controlled circumstance such as a clinical trial. Effectiveness refers to how well …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, efficacy, effectiveness, public health, herd immunity, McMaster University

Flu cases hit record lows during pandemic: researcher
“Dr. Susan Detmer, a University of Saskatchewan researcher, said the … “If you’ve [received the flu shot] and if you have a good immune system, within …”
TAGS: pandemic, influenza, public health, University of Saskatchewan

Animal-Assisted Services A Burgeoning Sector
“In response to Canadians concerns over the last two decades The Canadian Foundation for Animal-Assisted Support Services (CFAS) expressed the need for four Notices of Intent (NOI) to promote and facilitate service excellence across Canada.”
TAGS: animal-assisted services, Notices of Intent, CF4AASS

U of A prof joins national study on impact of prescription drugs on pregnancies
Edmonton Journal
“Women have been underrepresented in clinical trials, and pregnant women are generally excluded. So we don’t know the impact (of some medications) …”
TAGS: prescription drugs, pregnancy, women’s health, developmental health

This Winnipeg lab confirmed Canada’s 1st case of COVID-19. Then it set to work helping manage …
“… doctors at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre admitted a 56-year-old man with what appeared to be mild pneumonia. Two days …”
TAGS: COVID-19, infectious disease, pandemic, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre