Oh no, here we go again. If the onset of the pandemic’s second wave has you feeling overwhelmed, wondering how you’re going to make it through another lockdown let alone another winter, you’re not alone. “The first thing we can do is to normalize our reactions,” said Geneviève Fecteau, director of...
You may think your dog is excited at the sight of your face, but research published Monday suggests that unfortunately, she probably isn’t. The study, in the Journal of Neuroscience, shows that dogs aren’t wired to focus on human faces. What does make their brains spark is the glimpse of...
The debate over the potential harms and benefits of vaping has raged on for years. But the results of a large trial in the UK have provided the pro-vaping side its biggest win yet. It found that people trying to quit smoking were almost twice as likely to succeed...
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...
As the geriatric population is expected to balloon in the coming decade, so too will rates of heart disease in the United States. The demand for prosthetic heart valves and other cardiac devices — a market that is valued at more than $5 billion dollars today — is predicted...
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 was investigating an outbreak of E. coli bacteria. The outbreak seemed to be linked to romaine lettuce, however they still have no idea which product is causing the infections. Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador have each reported 13 cases, Ontario has had 8, New Brunswick five and Nova Scotia...
Island Health is warning the public not to consume herring eggs that were harvested from French Creek to Qualicum Bay. There had been a case of people getting sick and treated from eating the herring eggs that are believed to be contaminated with vibrio cholerae, a bacteria that is rarely...
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday said it plans to let medical device makers report less serious malfunctions of some devices on a quarterly basis to cut down on repeated reviews of common problems. The FDA said in a statement that it is proposing...
Biting into the "hottest pepper in the world" sounds painful enough. But for one 34-year-old man, the daring feat resulted in excruciating headaches, known as "thunderclap" headaches, according to a new report of his case. Shortly after, he began having dry heaves and experiencing thunderclap headaches — brief and intensely...