Health Canada approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 therapeutic

Health Canada has approved Pfizer's COVID-19 therapeutic, paving the way for the distribution of this potentially lifesaving drug at a time when the country's hospitals are overwhelmed. Dr. Supriya Sharma, the health regulator's chief medical adviser, will speak to the...

Mathematical model may help improve treatments and clinical trials of patients with COVID-19 and other illnesses

Investigators who recently developed a mathematical model that indicated why treatment responses vary widely among individuals with COVID-19 have now used the model to identify biological markers related to these different responses. The team, which was led by scientists at...

Inciting instead of coercing, ‘nudges’ prove their effectiveness

Developed by the American economist Richard Thaler in the late 2000s, the theory behind "nudging" theory is based on the principle that our choices are not only determined by our ability to reason, but are also influenced by certain biases...

Quebec calls on bureaucrats to work in hospitals amid staffing shortage

Quebec Premier François Legault is asking government employees to volunteer to work in hospitals, as staffing shortages continue to hamper the province's health-care system.Bureaucrats are being asked to opt-in to work in a hospital setting as service aides, taking over non-medical tasks...

Health Canada expected to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 therapeutic today: sources

Health Canada is expected to approve Pfizer's COVID-19 therapeutic today for use in this country, sources told CBC News and Radio-Canada. Dr. Supriya Sharma, the health regulator's chief medical adviser, will speak to the media at 11 a.m. ET. CBCNews.ca...

How ‘The Fittest Man on Earth’ Incorporates CBD in His Recovery

This article was produced in partnership with cbdMD Justin Medeiros began doing high-intensity strength and conditioning CrossFit workouts to become a stronger wrestler. But a week before wrestling practices were scheduled to start at Boise State in 2017, the school...

Condom sales limp during pandemic, world’s biggest maker says

Despite lockdowns that forced millions to stay home, there was one product that took a dramatic hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, condoms. According to the British Medical Journal, the company that makes one in five condoms globally, Karex Berhad, has...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Jan. 16

The latest:Parents and teachers in four provinces are bracing for students to return to the classroom on Monday as the Omicron-fuelled wave of COVID-19 continues to spread and questions remain about how prepared schools really are for a full-scale return....

Omicron’s spread is affecting even the youngest members of families, as scientists urge vaccination

Omicron’s spread has been so extensive that there are few families that haven’t been touched by it at all -- and for some families, that means worrying about their children. In the Toronto area, Sarah Bankuti watched as her newborn...

Man waiting years for a kidney transplant may have surgery delayed further due to COVID-19

Roy Dahl’s bags are packed at the door as he waits for a call that would save his life -- the news that after years of dialysis treatment, he will finally be receiving a kidney transplant. Dahl is in end-stage...
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