Interior Health is expecting an upswing in area residents seeking a flu shot this fall. The health authority has received 320,000 doses for distribution this year, about a 10 per cent increase over last year. Dr. Carol Fenton, a medical health officer with Interior Health (IH), said the higher demand can...
Between the brisk cold and the holiday cheer, many of us get a little red in the face this time of year. But for some people of Asian descent, a New Year’s toast – or even a few beers after work – will trigger a bright red blush known...
Just hours after President Donald Trump announced emergency authorization to treat COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma, a move he called "a breakthrough," Seattle researchers voiced skepticism about its effectiveness to treat the deadly virus. "This is just a gigantic exaggeration. I've been using this for my patients in ICUs across...
The number of novel coronavirus cases in Canada has climbed to 67 as patients in Alberta doubled to four and B.C. officials declared an outbreak at a long-term care facility. Several of Canada’s cases stem from a trip on the Grand Princess cruise ship to Mexico in mid-February. The close...
Eating a western-style diet for a week can slightly impair brain function and encourage healthy young people to overeat, according to a new study. After consuming a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers performed worse on memory tests and had a desire to eat junk food following a meal. The...
Dr. Theresa Tam told Canadians to consider wearing face masks while doing the dirty to protect oneself from catching the coronavirus. Tam told media on Wednesday that while there is low chance of being infected (by coronavirus) from vaginal fluid or sperm, hot hookups should skip kissing all together, and...
Boris Stern, A 92-year-old Battle of Bulge survivor has been reunited with a dog tag he lost days before the bloody World War II battle 73 years ago. Thursday, an envelope addressed to Stern arrived from a man named Jean Paul Mandier in France. He picked it up at the...
Teenage girls are twice as likely to show symptoms of depression linked to social media use as boys, according to new research. An extensive study by UCL researchers found that girls both spent more time on social media and were more vulnerable to its negative impacts. At 14, two-fifths of...
A man from Rio Arriba County has died of septicemic plague, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. NMDOH says this is the first human plague death in New Mexico this year and the second human plague case overall. NMDOH also says this is the first human plague-related...
The coronavirus patient was so sick, so deeply sedated that she could not speak, could not squeeze a hand or even flutter her eyelids — let alone give permission for the 10-hour surgery she endured last week. So doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital took the unusual step of asking the...