U.K. to offer smallpox vaccine shots to health workers as monkeypox spreads in Europe

A smattering of monkeypox cases in Britain has prompted authorities to offer a smallpox vaccine to some health-care workers and others who may have been exposed, as a handful of other cases were confirmed in parts of Europe.Monkeypox is a...

Some people fared better than others during COVID-19 pandemic due to genetics

Everyone has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but a new study by Lude Franke and colleagues of the University of Groningen, Netherlands finds that some individuals weathered the stress of the pandemic better than others, in part, due to...

Scientists reveal how seascapes of the ancient world shaped genetic structure of European populations

Trinity scientists, along with international colleagues, have explored the importance of sea travel in prehistory by examining the genomes of ancient Maltese humans and comparing these with the genomes of this period from across Europe. Previous findings from the archaeological...

Health Canada recalls more than 256,000 packs of smokes for fire hazard concerns

Health Canada is recalling more than 256,000 packages of cigarettes over "increased fire hazard" concerns. On Thursday, Canada's health agency issued the recall for Viceroy Full, regular sized, 20-pack of smokes, which were sold between Sept. 2021 to March 2022....

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Thursday, May 19

EDITOR'S NOTE: Throughout the pandemic, case counts have been based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing done by provincial bodies like Alberta Health Services, but those testing protocols have shifted to prioritize high-priority groups and people in higher risk settings. In...

Manitoba’s COVID-19 death toll jumps 66 in most recent weekly update

Manitoba's official COVID-19 death count jumped by 66 in the most recent weekly epidemiological report.In the latest report covering the period from May 8 to 14, provincial health officials reported a total of 1,913 people in Manitoba have died due to COVID-19,...

Researchers find another layer to the code of life

A new examination of the way different tissues read information from genes has discovered that the brain and testes appear to be extraordinarily open to the use of many different kinds of code to produce a given protein. In fact,...

Genomic differences selected through evolution may offer clues as to why COVID-19 outcomes vary widely

Though underlying medical conditions play an important role, many aspects of why COVID-19 severity can differ vastly from one to another has remained unclear. A new study identifies dozens of genomic variations that may drive these hard-to-predict differences in clinical...

7 Best Free Running Apps to Track Your Runs

Sometimes it takes a little extra motivation to get up and go. And as it turns out, all it takes is a little technology to boost your fitness ambitions. According to a study from the Journal of Medical Internet Research,...

Health Canada warns of formula shortage for babies with food allergies

Health Canada says there is currently a shortage in this country of infant formula designed for babies with food allergies and certain medical conditions amid a serious shortage in the United States. In an advisory issued Thursday, the health agency...
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