Daily Media Digest November 27, 2020

New simulation AI apps allow public health agencies to plan for mass COVID-19 vaccinations
“Once a viable COVID-19 vaccination is ready, the logistics of how to vaccinate everyone becomes one of the next hurdles. Researchers at York University have developed a solution, an artificial intelligence drive-through mass vaccination simulation application that can help clinics and public health agencies plan for mass vaccinations ahead of time.”
TAGS: public health, COVID-19, vaccination, artificial intelligence, York University

The long view: How the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study is gaining insights into COVID-19
“For Dr. Darryl Leong, a scientist with the Population Health Research Institute at McMaster University, two big questions stand out. “Why do some people get COVID-19 while others do not, even with similar degrees of exposure?” he asks.”
TAGS: COVID-19, exposure, infectious disease, public health, McMaster University

Rapid research, rapid results: How the CHILD Cohort Study is tracking the pandemic’s impact on Canadian families
“”For the last decade, CHILD has been collecting loads of information about the participants’ physical environment, their physical health, their mental health, and how these families are growing up over time,” explains Dr. Azad, who is the co-leader of the study’s Manitoba site and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics & Child Health at the University of Manitoba.”
TAGS: COVID-19, children and youth health, pandemic, mental health, physical health, University of Manitoba

COVID-19 and dementia: Research to improve care for older adults across Canada
“”People living with dementia have been heavily impacted by the pandemic,” says Dr. Isabelle Vedel, a public health physician and professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. “Not only are they at increased risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19, they are also particularly vulnerable to consequences that go beyond the risk of infection.”
TAGS: COVID-19, aging population, pandemic, dementia

Do Something For Your Bone Health Today: Mind The Care Gap And Don’t Wait For Fractures To Happen
“The danger is fractures beget fractures. Research from Osteoporosis Canada shows a first fracture is unlikely to be the last. Fourteen per cent with a wrist fracture will have another within three years.”
TAGS: osteoporosis, fracture, bone health, chronic illness, Osteoporosis Canada

Saskatoon researchers take lead in plan that aims to eliminate cervical cancer in Canada by 2040
CTV News
“University of Saskatchewan researchers are leading a national research project to help eliminate cervical cancer in Canada by 2040, the university says.”
TAGS: cervical cancer, women’s health, innovative research, University of Saskatchewan

Men with common genetic disorder are at higher risk for liver cancer
Western University Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
“Led by a team at the University of Exeter in collaboration with Dr. Paul Adams from Western University, the research has led to renewed calls for routine early testing for the condition which causes iron overload, previously thought to be a lower-level health risk.”
TAGS: genetic disorder, liver cancer, prognosis, Western University