Daily Media Digest March 17, 2021

Coronavirus: Young Canadians with rare diseases feeling impact of pandemic
“She is one of around 15 Canadians with CL2 Batten Disease, an inherited … The CEO of the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD) …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, rare diseases, chronic illness, pediatric health, Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders

‘Everything is not ok’: new campaign highlights mental health impact of COVID-19
CityNews Toronto
“The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), along with six other organizations, is sounding the alarm about the … Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores), The Royal, and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care.”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, The Royal, and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

Doctors repurposing medical devices and apps for COVID-19
“Moussavi is also working with Azadeh Yadollahi of the University Health Network in Toronto on an app for monitoring patients with COVID-19.”
TAGS: COVID-19, virtual care, medical devices, pandemic, public health, University of Manitoba, University Health Network

Volunteers step forward as U of T hosts downtown vaccine clinic on St. George campus
“Launched last week, the clinic is being operated by the University Health Network (UHN), with significant participation by Sinai Health and U of T. It …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccines, public health, herd immunity, University Health Network

IWK to open Atlantic Canada’s first endometriosis clinic
“The IWK Health Centre in Halifax is opening Atlantic Canada’s first clinic dedicated to endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain, a sometimes debilitating …”
TAGS: women’s health, endometriosis, pelvic pain, IWK Health Centre

UCalgary microbiologists develop platform for rapid infection diagnostics
UCalgary News
“Thanks to funding from UCalgary’s UCeed initiative, what started as a late-stage academic project is now poised to become a real-world tool for swiftly …”
TAGS: diagnostics, microbiology, medical technology, University of Calgary

The CIHR grants over $ 2.4 million to support cutting-edge research at the IRCM
“Congratulations to three IRCM researchers, Jennifer Estall, Mathieu Ferron and Marie Kmita, who stood out in the 2020 Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant competition, … The CIHR grants ‘ objectives is to advance basic or clinical research in health … Montreal Clinical Research Institute, 2021.”
TAGS: funding, CIHR, innovative research, IRCM