Daily Media Digest May 7, 2020

London, Ont., researchers first in world to treat COVID-19 with specialized dialysis

“The team is made up of scientists from the Lawson Health Research Institute who used a modified dialysis device to conduct the treatment. The device …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative treatment

Ottawa’s CHEO opens first virtual pediatric emergency room in Canada amid coronavirus pandemic
“… normally see,” said Alex Munter, CHEO’s president and CEO, as part of a statement Monday announcing the pediatric hospital’s new virtual option.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, virtual care, pediatric medicine

Don’t ignore diabetes symptoms because you’re afraid of catching COVID-19, doctors say
“In 2013, nearly 200,000 Canadians — both children and adults — were newly diagnosed with diabetes, according to Statistics Canada. In 2017, 7.3 per …”
TAGS: chronic illness, diabetes, COVID-19, public health

Royal offers new mental health support for health care workers during COVID-19 pandemic
CTV News
“The Royal has launched a new service called “COVID Frontline Wellness” for health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 …”
TAGS: mental health, frontline workers, COVID-19, public health

University of Calgary study aims to improve first responders’ mental health
CTV News
“A team of researchers at the University of Calgary is now working to change that by developing family-based supports. Advertisement. “There are a …”
TAGS: mental health, first responders, COVID-19, public health

Bat ‘super immunity’ may explain how bats carry coronaviruses
The Battlefords News-Optimist
“… the bat study, developed the first potential treatment for MERS-CoV, and is leading VIDO-InterVac’s efforts to develop a vaccine against COVID-19.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, coronaviruses

University of Saskatchewan research shows video games can improve mental well-being
“Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) computer science department are exploring human and computer interactions. They’ve found …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, mental health

U of S Indigenous health researcher joins national COVID-19 immunity task force
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
“University of Saskatchewan Indigenous health researcher Carrie Bourassa has been tapped to share her knowledge and expertise as part of a $350- …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, Indigenous health research

Lawson grants $200K to more than 14 local COVID-19 research projects
“In total, Lawson, the research arm of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care, says it’s awarded more than $200,000 in grants to …”
TAGS: innovative research, COVID-19, public health