Daily Media Digest May 20, 2021

Canadian study to investigate mix-and-match COVID-19 vaccines
CTV News
“Canadian study to investigate mix-and-match COVID-19 vaccines … Vaccine Surveillance Reference Group, Canadian Immunization Research … Health Canada approves changes to Pfizer vaccine storage temperature … Adriana LaGrange was joined by Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr…”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccine, public health, Canadian research

CHEO joins other children’s hospitals in declaring mental health crisis among youth as pandemic …
CTV Edmonton
“(Toronto’s) SickKids Hospital reports a further 25 per cent increase during … organized by Children First Canada, a national charitable organization.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, mental health, children and youth health, CHEO, SickKids

Carbohydrate ‘cage’ allows precise drug delivery to inflammation site in the gastrointestinal tract
“With this approach, we could use much less drug in the treatment. Because the drug is only released at the lower GI tract, it would avoid negative systemic effects.”
TAGS: innovative research, inflammation, gastrointestinal tract, GlycoNet

An MS diagnosis is ‘tough to accept,’ but the treatment landscape is changing
Montreal Gazette
“His practice at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) of the McGill University Health Centre is focused on the care of patients with MS. May is MS .”
TAGS: multiple sclerosis, patient care, mental health, the Neuro, MUHC-RI

New targeted radiation treatment potential ‘game-changer’ for cancer patients, oncologists say
The Globe and Mail
“With it, his care team at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is able to constantly monitor and precisely radiate affected brain tissue.”
TAGS: innovative treatment, radiation, cancer, oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

U of T researchers grow mini-organs to study brain development and disease
“… the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine and a senior investigator at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute.”
TAGS: brain development, disease, innovative research, Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum RI