Beginning Thursday, it will be mandatory for health-care workers deployed in any COVID-19 “hot zone” in Quebec to wear an N95 face mask or equipment that offers even superior protection. Quebec’s work health safety board (CNESST) announced Tuesday that the regulation was based on a new scientific understanding of the...
Manitoba is reporting the lowest COVID-19 case count it has seen since mid-October. On Monday, the province announced 53 new cases had been identified – the lowest single-day case count since October 18 – when 44 cases were reported. While COVID-19 case counts are dropping to October levels, hospitalizations remain much...
Community organizers in British Columbia are being credited with helping to bring down the spread of COVID-19 within the South Asian community. "There's been a huge amount of commitment from our partners ranging from Gurdwaras, schools, community agencies, businesses media outlets to really support and come together to ensure...
Stroke and heart attack survivors can reduce multiple causes of death and prevent further cardiovascular events by drinking green tea, according to new research published today in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. The study also found daily coffee consumption...
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 44 new novel coronavirus cases and three additional COVID-19 deaths on Friday, bringing the regional case count up to 5,646, including 167 deaths. The health unit also confirmed one new case of the COVID-19 B.1.1.7. variant, which was originally discovered in the U.K.,...
The Northern Health region saw 71 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Friday, the same day provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry extended the current public health restrictions indefinitely. While the province has been making some headway in bringing the number of active COVID-19 cases down, 19 cases of the...
Britain’s health chief said Wednesday that a new study suggesting that a single dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine provides a high level of protection for 12 weeks supports the government’s strategy of delaying the second shot so more people can quickly be protected by the first dose. Britain’s decision...
New, more contagious coronavirus variants from Britain, South Africa, and Brazil are raising alarms. Academic experts share why better masking and faster vaccination offer the best chance to avoid another deadly surge. All viruses mutate. SARS-CoV-2, the virus at the root of the COVID-19 pandemic, has mutated in a variety...
The made-in-Saskatchewan COVID-19 vaccine has entered clinical trials. Dr. Volker Gerdts, the CEO of Saskatoon’s VIDO-InterVac, told the Brent Loucks Show on Monday the first phase of the trial has begun with volunteers receiving their final checks before receiving their shots. “Each of them has to have an interview, a visit,...
Eastern Ontario's children's hospital says it's seen an unprecedented number of infants with what doctors are calling "maltreatment injuries" in recent months, and is reminding parents frustrated by the ongoing pandemic that help is on hand. Calling it a "disturbing trend," CHEO says the number of children under one presenting...