Ontario’s COVID-19 rates lower than expected due to public health measures, say experts

Ontario's daily COVID-19 case counts are lower than what many experts had expected by now, and while they point to a number of factors for the relative relief, they say now is not the time to ease up on those...

Smartphone sensor data has potential to detect cannabis intoxication

A smartphone sensor, much like what is used in GPS systems, might be a way to determine whether or not someone is intoxicated after consuming marijuana, according to a new study by the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy...

‘Devastating’: Humboldt Broncos parent on suspension of Sask. organ donation program

SASKATOON -- A father of one of the hockey players who died in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is calling Saskatchewan's suspension of its organ donation program “devastating.” On Thursday the province announced it is suspending its organ donation program...

3D-printed vaccine patch can offer painless, more effective immunization: study

A team of scientists have developed a painless way to deliver a vaccine shot without the use of a needle while offering a better immune response, they say. Researchers from Stanford University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel...

Company recalls batch of drug that treats severely low blood sugar due to possible health risk

Eli Lilly Canada is recalling one lot of an injectable prescription drug used to treat blood glucose levels that have dropped too low, which may occur in people with diabetes who are treated with insulin. The company is recalling the lot...

Company recalls 1 lot of drug that treats severely low blood sugar due to possible health risk

Eli Lilly Canada is recalling one lot of an injectable prescription drug used to treat blood glucose levels that have dropped too low, which may occur in people with diabetes who are treated with insulin. The company is recalling the lot...

Israel says U.S. booster plan supports its own aggressive push

JERUSALEM -- Israel is pressing ahead with its aggressive campaign of offering coronavirus boosters to almost anyone over 12 and says its approach was further vindicated by a U.S. decision to give the shots to older patients or those at...

‘She’s gaining hope again’: Ontario provides coverage for costly yet life-saving drug

TORONTO -- Madi Vanstone is hoping that next week, she'll have access to a life-saving treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) that has just been approved for coverage in Ontario. On Friday, the Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that they...

Alberta ICU staff say they’re strained by rising demand for care, increasing backlash from patients

EDMONTON - With Alberta’s health-care system now the focus of a military mission, the people who work within it say they're reaching a breaking point as stress compounds with negative patient interactions. Dr. Erika MacIntyre, a critical care physician working...

Run, don’t walk, to get your flu shot, infectious disease expert says

Dr. Brian Conway has advice for anyone thinking about getting a flu shot this fall. "Run! Don't walk to get your flu shot," he said, speaking from his office at the Vancouver Infectious Disease Centre.  "I think there is great consensus...
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