Daily Media Digest May 21, 2020

The heart of resilient health systems: individuals. A research study
Your IWK
“The study’s working title is “Health System Resilience: A study of readiness among medical radiation and imaging professionals in Nova Scotia during the COVID-19 response” and will look at resilience, compassion, empathy among these professionals and their ability to persevere and adapt in times of crisis. Collectively, this evidence will support interventions aimed at enhancing these traits in the workforce and therefore health system resilience.”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, public health

London, Ont. researchers examining use of AI to diagnose COVID-19 through lung ultrasounds
“A research team at London’s Lawson Health Research Institute is working to determine whether trained artificial intelligence can be used to diagnose …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, lung ultrasounds, innovative research, COVID-19

VIDO-InterVac making progress on COVID-19 vaccine
Canadian Cattlemen
“A major $23-million boost in federal funding on April 23 has ensured that VIDO-InterVac has the support it needs to fast-track vaccine development …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, innovative research

Halifax doctor worried diabetes cases going undiagnosed in children amid COVID-19
“Diabetes is pandemic in Canada one(1) in three Canadians either has diabetes or are ‘prediabetic’, there is no cure only treatments that generate …”
TAGS: diabetes, chronic illness, public health, COVID-19, pediatric health

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and Pfizer Canada launch awards…
Pfizer Canada
“Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and Pfizer Canada launch awards recognizing women leaders in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research. “
TAGS: Crohn’s and colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic illness

Canadian team treating COVID-19 patients with dialysis sees ‘very positive’ early signs
CTV News
“… days,” Dr. Chris McIntyre, who leads the team at the Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ont., told CTV’s Your Morning on Wednesday.”
TAGS: dialysis, innovative treatment, COVID-19, public health

COVID-19: Western team probes how viral stress affects moms-to-be, newborns
Woodstock Sentinel Review
“Pregnancy can be an anxious time under the best of circumstances, but a Western University research team is studying the added effects of the …”
TAGS: maternal health, infant health, innovative research

Researchers at Dalhousie to lead clinical trials of COVID‑19 vaccine
Dal News
“The first Canadian clinical trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine will be led by researchers at … Scotia Health Authority — will lead the trials after receiving approval by Health Canada. … close to 500 people in other Canadian Immunization Research Network, or CIRN, clinical trial sites across Canada.”
TAGS: COVID-19, clinical trial, vaccine development

Kanata biotech firm unveils touchless stethoscope system
Ottawa Business Journal
“… the new system on critical care patients in a study at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute beginning early next month. The company says it hopes …”
TAGS: contactless treatment, COVID-19, innovative technologies

U of T researchers develop rapid, sensitive antibody test for COVID-19
“… at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and Mario Ostrowski, a professor in the departments of medicine, immunology and laboratory medicine and …”
TAGS: COVID-19, antibody test, public health