Daily Media Digest May 19, 2021

Hospital staff train in new ER tents to prepare for surge in non-COVID-19 patients
‘The physician at the University Health Network (UHN) is also the lead for the emergency department’s in-situ simulation program. Recently, hospital …”
TAGS: ER, COVID-19, pandemic, trauma centre, University Health Network

How do you spot an adverse reaction following a COVID-19 vaccine? Experts explain
““Most of the side effects are a nuisance at most,” says Dr. Ali Abdul-Sater, professor and immunologist at York University. Read more: Sanofi’s …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, adverse reaction, public health, York University

Researchers seek participants 65-plus for study on frailty during COVID-19
“GERAS, which is part of Hamilton Health Sciences and affiliated with McMaster University, is seeking volunteers for a study on the best ways older adults …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, frailty, aging population, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University

Medicago COVID-19 vaccine showing promising Phase II clinical trial results
CTV Montreal
“The first COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be developed in Canada is showing promising results in its Phase II clinical trials, Medicago …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccine, made-in Canada solution

KGHRI researchers awarded over $3.5M in CIHR funding
“Researchers affiliated with the KGH Research Institute have been awarded a total of $3.56M in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to support 6 key research projects focusing on new treatments for patients.”
TAGS: funding, innovative research, Canadian research, KGH Research Institute

Linking iron homeostasis to vulnerability patterns in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Parkinson Canada
“About 10-15 percent of people who seek treatment at a Parkinson’s disease clinic have a rarer but more deadly disease – Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, or PSP.”
TAGS: Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, iron, vulnerability, Parkinson Canada