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Category: Healthcare Heroes

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U of T researchers find pasteurization can kill COVID-19 virus in breast milk

The team used the common Holder method of pasteurization to neutralize the virus in donated human milk, so it can be safely fed to babies.

New research tackles uncertainty around pregnancy and COVID-19

A maternal-fetal medicine physician at The Ottawa Hospital has received funding from the CIHR to study the gaps in knowledge about COVID-19 and pregnancy, including whether a mother can pass the virus to her child.

London-area COVID-19 patients being supported and monitored through virtual clinic

A team of doctors at London Health Sciences Centre in southern Ontario created the Urgent COVID-19 Care Clinic, which tracks diagnosed patients to ensure they are admitted as soon as they need hospital care.

Toronto hospital free of COVID-19 patients for first time since March

For the first time in months, Humber River Hospital has no COVID patients in its ICU.

26hr photo project: "...you just can’t get that real life perspective anywhere else."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.

New Canadians celebrated for their commitment to healthcare careers

A virtual Canada Day ceremony saw 19 health workers representing 13 countries sworn in as Canadian citizens, highlighting the immigrant contribution to the healthcare sector.

Montreal researcher developing nanoparticle-based COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Denis Archambault is working to combat COVID-19 with a novel nanovaccine.

The COVID-19 gender matrix

SFU researchers are studying the gendered impact of the pandemic, helping to shape the international response to this and future health crises.

26hr photo project: "It’s very easy to turn a 26-hour shift into a 36-hour shift..."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.

University of Saskatchewan researchers developing saliva-based test to detect COVID-19

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research awarded the project team over $550,000 to fund research into the diagnostic test, which they hope will be available by early next year.

Stratford doctor gains YouTube fame for COVID-19 videos

Dr. Sean Blaine's videos provide information and updates about COVID-19 to a large online audience.

26hr photo project: "I love how broad family medicine is."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.

New colouring book honours "superhero" frontline workers

Toronto company has created a colouring book for children to celebrate COVID-19 healthcare heroes.

University of Alberta researchers studying a drug used on cats that could help treat COVID-19 in humans

Dr. Joanne Lemieux and her team are testing a drug used to treat feline infectious peritonitis, another coronavirus, to see if it can keep COVID-19 from replicating in human cells.

Infectious disease expert predicts COVID-19 vaccine will be released in 2020

Dr. Gary Kobinger anticipates that a COVID-19 vaccine is "months, not years away."

26hr photo project: "...focusing on the positive has helped a lot."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.

Flattening the curve in Newfoundland and Labrador: the story of a CDC nurse who led the way

“I feel we’re the truly hidden heroes of this pandemic,” says Suzanne Spurrell, a communicable disease control (CDC) nurse co-ordinator with the N.L. Eastern Health region.

Edmonton virologist says antivirals may be best defence against COVID-19

Dr. Lorne Tyrrell says that antiviral treatments can reduce the severity and spread of COVID-19.

26hr photo project: "It's a privilege to be let into someone's life..."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.

Ottawa Hospital researchers working on ways to treat COVID-19 and understand its impacts

The hospital received funding for three projects from the Ontario government’s COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund.

Virtual book club unites health care workers during pandemic

Doctors and nurses at the William Osler Health System share stories and best practices through book club.

McGill University researchers develop new "Made in Canada" COVID-19 test

Researchers at McGill University have already made 15,000 RT-PCR testing kits and may make universal testing a reality.

26hr photo project: "I was very scared in the beginning..."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
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Promising results for University of Saskatchewan COVID-19 vaccine

A vaccine produced by the University of Saskatchewan has proven "highly effective" in ferrets.
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26hr photo project: "The hardest part of being on call is..."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
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