Health Canada approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral treatment

Health Canada has approved Pfizer's COVID-19 therapeutic for use in adults 18 and older, paving the way for the distribution of a potentially lifesaving drug at a time when the country's hospitals are overwhelmed.Pfizer's Paxlovid is an oral antiviral treatment prescribed by...

Newborn baby in Qatar dies from COVID-19

TORONTO -- A three-week-old infant in Qatar has died from a "severe" case of COVID-19, the country’s Ministry of Public Health announced in a statement published on Twitter. “The Ministry of Public Health confirms that a 3-week-old baby has sadly...

Doctors say claim that China’s 1st Omicron case came from Canada isn’t based on science

Doctors say an allegation out of Beijing that China's first Omicron case may be linked to mail received from Toronto should be treated with deep skepticism.Chinese health authorities said earlier Monday that a case of Omicron in Beijing may have spread from...

Origin of rare disease FOP rooted in muscle regeneration dysfunction

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare disease characterized by extensive bone growth outside of the normal skeleton that pre-empts the body's normal responses to even minor injuries. It results in what some term a "second skeleton," which locks up...

Nanotherapy offers new hope for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes

Individuals living with Type 1 diabetes must carefully follow prescribed insulin regimens every day, receiving injections of the hormone via syringe, insulin pump or some other device. And without viable long-term treatments, this course of treatment is a lifelong sentence....

Daily virus cases in Russia double as Omicron spreads

MOSCOW -- Russian authorities on Monday reported a sharp spike in new coronavirus cases, apparently driven by the rapid spread of the Omicron variant health officials warned about last week. The country's state coronavirus task force registered 30,726 new infections...

Maternal COVID-19 infection increases risks of preterm birth, low birth weight and stillbirth

People who contracted COVID-19 while pregnant were more likely to have poor birth outcomes including preterm birth, small for gestational age, low birth weight, and stillbirth. The poor outcomes of preterm birth and stillbirth were observed primarily with those infected...

One in ten people may still be infectious for COVID after ten days, new research indicates

One in 10 people may have clinically relevant levels of potentially infectious SARS-CoV-2 past the 10 day quarantine period, according to new research. The study, led by the University of Exeter and funded by Animal Free Research UK, used a...

‘I’m out of gas:’ Leadership burnout on the rise as pandemic takes mental health toll

Workers turn to them for support, clients rely on them for answers, companies lean on them in crisis. Yet as the pandemic stretches inexorably on, experts say the never-ending demands on business leaders are pushing some to the brink of...

Study suggests Alberta First Nations people tend to get lower level of emergency care

EDMONTON - Hospital emergency rooms in Alberta are likely to assess complaints from First Nations people as less urgent than those from other patients, even when their problems are the same, says a new study that looked at millions of...
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