Daily Media Digest September 29, 2020

Nova Scotia company waiting on Health Canada approval for rapid antigen test for COVID-19
CTV News Atlantic
“”A rapid test for COVID would be a great idea,” said Dr. Todd Hatchette, the Chief of Microbiology with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. “Having the …”
TAGS: antigen test, COVID-19, public health, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Pioneering work by Mac Prof is still being employed in COVID vaccine research
The Bay Observer – Providing a Fresh Perspective for Hamilton and Burlington
“McMaster University professor emeritus Frank Graham has been … star’ status in our field,” said Karen Mossman, McMaster’s vice-president, research.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine research, innovative research, McMaster University

New study examines primary health care during COVID‑19
Dal News
“The study, led locally by Drs. Emily Gard Marshall (Family Medicine) and Jennifer Isenor (Pharmacy), will gather data from the public and frontline health …”
TAGS: COVID-19, healthcare, frontline workers

Virtual therapy dogs offer ‘pawsitive’ support during pandemic isolation
Capital Current
“Carleton University’s therapy dog program traditionally offers students access to “pawsitive” support in person on campus, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, all canine outreach will occur online this year.”
TAGS: COVID-19, social isolation, animal-assisted therapy, Carleton University

Safeguarding your child’s mental health as school begins
The Royal
“First and foremost, parents must look after their own mental health. The evidence that children’s mental health is linked to their parents’ is very convincing.”
TAGS: children and youth health, mental health, The Royal Mental Health Centre

Caring for a person with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic
“Exercise for the caregiver and the person with dementia is essential for physical health, acts as an antidepressant, and has been shown in some studies to improve cognition, and delay cognitive decline.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, cognitive decline, dementia, Sunnybrook