Fr
Swish, gargle and spit: a made in B.C. solution for COVID testing kids
5 months ago

Swish, gargle and spit: a made in B.C. solution for COVID testing kids

A less invasive procedure than the nasal swab test, a new mouth rinse test is being introduced in B.C. for testing students from kindergarten to grade 12.
Robotic ultrasound technology now being used in remote Saskatchewan communities
5 months ago

Robotic ultrasound technology now being used in remote Saskatchewan communities

The new system piloted during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic also reduced the risk of transmission for health care workers and patients.
U of A researcher receives federal funding to study the impact of COVID-19 on health care workers across Canada
5 months ago

U of A researcher receives federal funding to study the impact of COVID-19 on health care workers across Canada

One of 22 recently announced projects to receive funding from the Immunity Task Force, Dr. Nicola Cherry has received just over $1 million to study which areas of health care work are at higher risk for contracting or transmitting COVID-19.
26hr photo project: "...there's so much to love."
5 months ago

26hr photo project: "...there's so much to love."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
Ontario health researchers testing sewage to pick up early warning signs of COVID-19 infection
5 months ago

Ontario health researchers testing sewage to pick up early warning signs of COVID-19 infection

Workers in Durham Region are sampling and monitoring wastewater to detect the virus and advise public health about infections in specific areas.
Toronto doctors launch program to support local teachers with back-to-school
5 months ago

Toronto doctors launch program to support local teachers with back-to-school

Educational staff are now a first line of defence against the spread of COVID-19, and many doctors are eager to share what they learned during the first wave of the pandemic.
Infectious disease specialists answer back-to-school questions, praise teachers
5 months ago

Infectious disease specialists answer back-to-school questions, praise teachers

Ottawa doctor Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng told teachers it’s their turn to be “heroes” as children return to the classroom amid the pandemic.
Pooled testing shown to reduce labour, increase capacity
5 months ago

Pooled testing shown to reduce labour, increase capacity

Alberta Health Services is looking to introduce a widespread pooling strategy for COVID-19 testing, to save resources and increase turnaround time.
New online tracker offers real-time updates on potential COVID-19 vaccines
5 months ago

New online tracker offers real-time updates on potential COVID-19 vaccines

McGill epidemiologist Nicole Basta’s team has created an interactive vaccine tracker to ensure the public is receiving verified, timely, and trustworthy information.
Studying the spit test: research suggests saliva testing could still play a role in COVID-19 assessments
5 months ago

Studying the spit test: research suggests saliva testing could still play a role in COVID-19 assessments

A researcher at the Ottawa Hospital studied the feasibility of saliva testing as an assessment tool in remote communities or other challenging populations.
These six Canadian initiatives just received $1 million in funding to help fight COVID-19
6 months ago

These six Canadian initiatives just received $1 million in funding to help fight COVID-19

The one-time innovation grant was split between six Canadian physicians and health care teams who designed unique solutions to the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
New initiative facilitates translation of COVID-19 information into Indigenous languages
6 months ago

New initiative facilitates translation of COVID-19 information into Indigenous languages

"Since the pandemic began, many Indigenous Peoples have been left behind due to COVID-19 information not being accessible in their languages. Our goal is to bridge this gap by working directly with Indigenous community members to facilitate the translation of accurate COVID-19 information into their local languages."
Antibody study out of Iceland renews hope of lasting immunity
6 months ago

Antibody study out of Iceland renews hope of lasting immunity

Tests on over 30,000 Icelanders have revealed that coronavirus antibodies last for at least four months, which is good news for vaccine development.
A host of familiar faces welcomes Canadian med students back to school
6 months ago

A host of familiar faces welcomes Canadian med students back to school

The University of Toronto invited notable figures from medicine and entertainment to drop into their virtual orientation facilities, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa, and rapper Sean Paul.
Healthcare providers offer advice for kids and parents worried about back-to-school
6 months ago

Healthcare providers offer advice for kids and parents worried about back-to-school

Staff from Trillium Health Partners offered some tips and advice for parents and children preparing to return to the classroom.
Groundbreaking molecular studies in London, ON identify ways to predict the severity of illness
6 months ago

Groundbreaking molecular studies in London, ON identify ways to predict the severity of illness

Two new studies out of the Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University have identified biomarkers that can predict the severity of patient illness, as well as how blood clots develop in some patients with COVID-19.
Vancouver Coastal Health now using TikTok to help curb the spread of coronavirus among young people
6 months ago

Vancouver Coastal Health now using TikTok to help curb the spread of coronavirus among young people

The biggest increase of positive cases over the last two months in B.C. are in people aged 20 - 39. Vancouver’s health authority has launched a new campaign to combat this, including TikTok videos.
Origami paper garden brightens the window at Banff long-term care home
6 months ago

Origami paper garden brightens the window at Banff long-term care home

A local grade 4 student heard that residents at St. Martha’s Place were feeling lonely during the pandemic, so she started visiting and making them flowers for their solarium window.
26hr photo project: "...it can be both beautiful and exhausting, all at the same time."
6 months ago

26hr photo project: "...it can be both beautiful and exhausting, all at the same time."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
Incorporating Indigenous community expertise into health research
6 months ago

Incorporating Indigenous community expertise into health research

The first Indigenous PhD graduate from Simon Fraser University’s faculty of health sciences has been awarded a grant to research the COVID-19 response within Vancouver’s urban Indigenous population.
Indigenous people in the Toronto area can “Call Auntie” for health and wellness support
6 months ago

Indigenous people in the Toronto area can “Call Auntie” for health and wellness support

The hotline, staffed by health and community workers, is intended to help connect members of the local Indigenous community with the services and programs they need to weather the COVID-19 pandemic safely.
New animated video helps kids understand COVID-19
6 months ago

New animated video helps kids understand COVID-19

COV-Ed 4 Kids was created by University of British Columbia Med students to explain the coronavirus to kids, just as they prepare to return to school.
CHEO doctor discusses getting back to school safely during COVID-19
6 months ago

CHEO doctor discusses getting back to school safely during COVID-19

CBC radio spoke with pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Nisha Thampi about how to keep students, teachers, and staff safer in schools during the ongoing pandemic.
26hr photo project: "...you never know what's going to happen."
6 months ago

26hr photo project: "...you never know what's going to happen."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
New language guide addresses misinformation and stigma around COVID-19
6 months ago

New language guide addresses misinformation and stigma around COVID-19

The BC Centre for Disease Control has released a new language guide for writing about COVID-19. The aim is to make content more inclusive and to reduce stigma and unnecessary fears.
Prev
1...456...16
5 of 16
Next