Daily Media Digest May 3, 2021

Relatively few COVID-19 cases reported after receiving first vaccine dose, data show
The Globe and Mail
“… it ends up being extremely, extremely low,” Jason Kindrachuk, a University of Manitoba virologist, said of Manitoba’s figures. However, Dr. Kindrachuk …”
TAGS: COVID-19, immunisation, vaccine, public health, University of Manitoba

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2021 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research
“Nominations may be made at any time. The Friesen Prize Advisory Committee issues an annual call for nominations in the late fall announcing the closing date for nominations for the approaching year’s award.”
TAGS: call for nomination, international prize, health research, Friends of CIHR

The reality of gluten-free diet for those with celiac disease, wheat allergy
“This article, written by Natalie Diane Riediger, University of Manitoba and Anne Katherine Anderson Waugh, University of Manitoba, originally …”
TAGS: gut health, celiac disease, allergy, University of Manitoba

For those with fetal alcohol disorders, budget isn’t quite as inclusive as it claims
The Hill Times
“A national strategy would give our provinces and territories an evidence-based direction that can improve prevention, diagnosis, and support to help Canadians with FASD reach their full potential.”
TAGS: developmental disorder, FASD, children and youth health, CanFASD

Cancer’s Susceptibility to COVID-19
Research at UHN
“As the pandemic continues, several studies from around the world have reported an increased risk of COVID-19 among individuals affected with cancer. And cancer patients comprise a higher proportion of COVID-19 cases than expected.”
TAGS: COVID-19, cancer, innovative research, pandemic, University Health Network

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