Daily Media Digest October 7, 2020

Canadian researchers begin clinical trials of tuberculosis vaccine for COVID-19

CTV News
“The University Health Network in Toronto announced on Monday that it has begun the first Canadian trial of the Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) …”
TAGS: COVID-19, immunization, vaccines, University Health Network, tuberculosis

Nova Scotia expands COVID-19 testing capacity, starts pilot program for gargle tests
“By mid-November, Nova Scotia Health Authority Labs will also be able to process 2,500 COVID-19 tests per day. The current testing capacity is 1,500 …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, gargle test, IWK Health Centre, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Thanksgiving and other gatherings: Your COVID-19 questions answered
“Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious disease physician at the University of Toronto and the University Health Network, recommended against it. “I think if you …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, infectious disease, University Health Network, Women’s College Hospital

RBC Royal Bank donates $1.5 M to help youth who need mental health and addiction services
“The Kids Come First Health Team includes CHEO and 20 other providers of mental health and addiction services for children and youth in the region, as well as families and youth partners.”
TAGS: mental health, addiction, children’s health, CHEO

Two McGill researchers receive prestigious young investigators grants
McGill Reporter
“He will carry out his research on behalf of the MGSS at the Department of Psychiatry of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. Orri said that …”
TAGS: funding, innovative research, young investigators, Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Thinking outside the box: Western researchers come up with better way to ship human organs
Woodstock Sentinel Review
“… conditions, said Siddiqui, who developed the technology alongside Steven Jevnikar, a research associate at Lawson Health Research Institute.”
TAGS: organs, organ donation, medical technology, Western University