Imagine tying your shoes or taking a sip of coffee or cracking an egg but without any feeling in your hand. That's life for users of even the most advanced prosthetic arms. Although it's possible to simulate touch by stimulating the remaining nerves in the stump after an amputation, such...
Provincial health officials have announced 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba. Dr. Brent Roussin, the province's chief public health officer, made the announcement on Friday afternoon. Roussin said this brings the province's total number of lab-confirmed and probable positive cases to 491 since early March. Of the new cases, 10 are...
After a bit of a lull in Sarnia-Lambton’s COVID-19 caseload, two more cases have been confirmed by health officials. There are now 321 in the area, according to Lambton public health’s latest report released late Friday night. Three more people have also recovered from the disease caused by the novel...
Interior Health has released details of two more specific locations in Kelowna where people may have been exposed to COVID-19. Anyone who visited the following spots on these dates is being urged to self-monitor in case they develop symptoms of the disease: Cactus Club, 1-1370 Water St: July 3–6. Pace Spin Studio,...
The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 50 new test-positive cases and three new epidemiologically linked case of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in B.C. to 3,934. In total, 1,143 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 2,045 in Fraser Health,...
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 province reported 51 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba over the weekend—16 on Saturday and 35 on Sunday—including a total of 32 in the Prairie Mountain Health region. The 35 new overall cases revealed on Sunday marks the second-highest one-day jump since the start of the pandemic. Of the 20 new...
Obesity management should focus on outcomes that patients consider to be important, not weight loss alone, and include a holistic approach that addresses the root causes of obesity, according to a new clinical practice guideline published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "People with obesity experience weight bias and stigma,...
Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been found in Markham, Ont., public health officials confirm. York Region confirmed the positive tests in a news release issued late Friday afternoon, saying the mosquitoes were found in a trap near the intersection of Warden Avenue and Highway 7. “Although the chance of...
A pregnant mother who tested positive for COVID-19 transmitted the virus causing the disease to her prematurely born baby, UT Southwestern physicians report. Both were treated and recovered. The case, detailed in an article published last month in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, adds to a growing body of evidence...