Daily Media Digest March 18, 2021

Baycrest-led virtual education program effective in supporting long-term care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
“A Baycrest-led virtual education program helped long-term care workers feel better equipped to address the challenges of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.”
TAGS: long-term care, COVID-19, at-risk population, pandemic, Baycrest

Quebec based Medicago to start late-phase clinical trial on COVID-19 vaccine
CTV Montreal
“Quebec City-based pharmaceutical developer Medicago has announced it’s ready to move forward with a phase three clinical trial of its …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccines, clinical trial, Canadian research, MUHC

Researchers investigate COVID-19 among high-risk food workers in Quebec and Ontario Studies …
Financial Post
“… MD, lead investigator at the University Health Network. “Understanding how the virus may be transmitted in occupations where physical distancing …”
TAGS: COVID-19, high-risk population, frontline worker, public health, University Health Network

Pandemic compounding mental health concerns on both sides of the psychologists’ table
“The Toronto-based Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has run six national surveys with polling firm Delvinia since May 8 of last year. The last …”
TAGS: pandemic, COVID-19, mental health, psychology, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Health Canada approves new indication for lung cancer treatment option ALUNBRIG®
Canada NewsWire
“… provides choices to stay ahead of cancer,” said Dr. Geoffrey Liu, Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Care Centre, University Health Network.”
TAGS: lung cancer, Health Canada, cancer, innovative research, treatment, University Health Network

Indigenous community research partnerships can help address health inequities
National Post
“… Assistant Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University; Affiliate Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Wilfrid Laurier University; Moses Gordon, …”
TAGS: Indigenous health, community health, health inequity, University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, Queen’s University

48Hour Discovery and Merck initiate drug discovery project
“Project funded through CQDM Quantum Leap program with support from Merck and GlycoNet will exploit new drug development platform”
TAGS: innovative research, drug development platform, GlycoNet

Manitoba group seeking coverage for modern tech for diabetes management
CTV News
“According to Diabetes Canada, advanced glucose monitors cost anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000 per year. The cost is a barrier for Manitobans who don’ …”
TAGS: diabetes, chronic illness, glucose monitors, diabetes management, Diabetes Canada