Daily Media Digest March 8, 2021

University of Manitoba study finds Indigenous people twice more likely to struggle due to COVID …
“While the medical field can help us track the medical outcomes, our project focuses on the social, mental health and economic outcomes of Indigenous …”
TAGS: COVID-19, Indigenous health, at-risk communities, community health, University of Manitoba

Optimism abounds with approval of 4th vaccine and early delivery of more Pfizer doses
CTV Edmonton
“Pfizer confirmed that 3.5 million of its vaccines are arriving in Canada in March through May. Those shots were previously scheduled to arrive in the …”
TAGS: vaccine, COVID-19, public health, Pfizer

Rise in missed and cancelled appointments leading to undiagnosed colorectal cancer: HHS
“Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) says an increase in missed and cancelled appointments for colorectal cancer screening over the last year during the …”
TAGS: cancer, advanced screening, pandemic, Hamilton Health Sciences

“Belongs to the world”: 100 years of insulin — U of T’s greatest medical discovery
“According to Diabetes Canada, people with diabetes can be expected to pay anywhere from $1,100–$4,900 per year depending on the types of …”
TAGS: insulin, diabetes, chronic health condition, medical discovery, Diabetes Canada, University of Toronto

Canadian scientists and Swiss surgeons discover cause of excess post-surgical scarring
UCalgary News
“UCalgary’s Paul Kubes is principal investigator on the study. Credit Riley Brandt, University of Calgary. The researchers also discovered two ways to …”
TAGS: scarring, surgery outcomes, innovative research, University of Calgary

Are there risks to taking medication while pregnant? USask research looks to find out
“It will look at data from nearly 4 million pregnancies over 25 years from Saskatchewan, Ontario, Alberta and Quebec. Saskatchewan’s project lead …”
TAGS: women’s health, medication, developmental health, University of Saskatchewan

Nominate a Health Hero for Induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
“Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureates are Canadian citizens whose outstanding leadership and contributions to medicine and the health sciences, in Canada or abroad, have led to extraordinary improvements in human health.”
TAGS: health hero, frontline workers, health care, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Tech firms to watch: Neurovine set to expand reach of AI-powered concussion treatment
Ottawa Business Journal
“The nine-person organization originally based the clinical trials of the technology at the Bruyère Research Institute, but when the COVID-19 lockdown …”
TAGS: concussion, traumatic brain injury, medical technology, Bruyere Research Institute