Daily Media Digest November 29, 2021

Omicron response should focus on global vaccine equity, not travel bans: scientists – North Bay News
“Caroline Colijn, a mathematician and epidemiologist at Simon Fraser University, says the omicron variant has already been detected in countries …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccine, public health, infectious disease, Simon Fraser University, McMaster University

Promising COVID-19 therapeutic drug to start phase 3 clinical trial in the United States
McGill University Health Centre
“The McGill University Health Centre Foundation is a major financial partner and current lead investor in the project. More financing is required …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, therapeutic drug, phase 3 clinical trial, McGill University Health Centre

COVID-19 causing diabetes among some severely infected patients, studies find – Global News
Global News
“As new variants of concern emerge, there is growing certainty among medical experts that COVID-19 could be causing diabetes in severely infected …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, diabetes, infectious disease, McMaster University, University of Montreal

Therapy dogs to offer comfort to Calgary kids getting COVID-19 vaccine | CBC News
“As Alberta kids between the ages of five and 11 start to get their first COVID-19 vaccine injections Friday, Calgary’s four AHS immunization …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccine, children and youth health, Alberta Health Services

Canadian-developed cancer screening test uses blood samples | CTV News
CTV News
“Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, an estimated 229,200 new cancer cases and 84,600 cancer …”
TAGS: cancer, screening tool, medical technology, blood tests, Canadian Cancer Society

$12M grant to aid McMaster study looking at the ‘hardware’ and ‘software’ of an aging brain …
Global News
“… lead principal investigator of the CLSA and scientific director of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging. McMaster University. Comments”
TAGS: aging population, brain health, mental health, McMaster University

Kingston Health Sciences Centre Expands Lung Diagnostic Assessment Program … – Yahoo Finance
Yahoo Finance
“Merck Canada is proud to announce that the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), first place winner of the Lung Cancer Innovation Challenge, …”
TAGS: lung diagnostic assessment program, lung cancer, cancer, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Gala raises $94,000 to purchase equipment at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care in …
“Older adults in the Horizon Program at the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care are the beneficiaries of this year’s Shine the Light gala.”
TAGS: mental health, funding, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health