University of Cincinnati researchers have found that certain treatments for cancer may increase the chance of death if they contract COVID-19. These findings from a multicenter study, presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology Virtual Congress 2020, shed light on ways standard anti-cancer treatments may impact outcomes for patients...
AstraZeneca’s (AZN.L) experimental COVID-19 vaccine is probably the world’s leading candidate and most advanced in terms of development, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief scientist said on Friday. The British drugmaker has already begun large-scale, mid-stage human trials of the vaccine, which was developed by researchers at University of Oxford. This...
IBM security researchers say they have detected a cyberespionage effort using targeted phishing emails to try to collect vital information on the World Health Organization’s initiative for distributing COVID-19 vaccine to developing countries. The researchers said they could not be sure who was behind the campaign, which began in September,...
Dustin Snyder and Sierra Siverio are getting married this weekend. Valrico 19-year-old Dustin Snyder is battling a rare form of cancer: synovial sarcoma. Doctors tell him there's no treatment, and he doesn’t have much time left. He's done as much as he could since he got the news. But he has one...
Researchers in the US have reported the country's first confirmed case of coronavirus reinfection. A 25-year-old man with no known immune disorders or underlying conditions was infected with Covid-19 on two separate occasions, according to a study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. While the authors said further research was...
Health Canada says the COVID-19 vaccine from U.S. biotech firm Moderna is safe for use in Canada, with officials saying Wednesday that “solid scientific proof show that the benefits outweigh the potential risks.” The vaccine is the second to be greenlit in Canada, following the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine on Dec. 9. Moderna...
Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said there were 206 new cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region on Wednesday. In her daily update on Twitter, she lists public health units that have seen significant case increases. On Wednesday, that list included Waterloo Region. The increase marks the largest single-day increase ever in...
A study suggested that food cooked using high-temperature cooking methods might increase the risk of high blood pressure by 17 percent. A group of researchers sheds light on what makes grilled meat unhealthy, implying that grilling meat at high temperatures could lead to experiencing high blood pressure. This research is...
Eighteen people have been diagnosed with the same type of rare eye cancer - including three university friends - leading researchers to push for funding to find connections, a cause, and a cure. The melanoma, a type of cancer that develops in melanin - the pigment that gives skin its...
While the majority of patients who have died from COVID-19 have had at least one comorbidity, or chronic condition, Alberta's top doctor says it doesn't mean that when a compromised individual catches the disease they could die. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, said Thursday that Alberta...