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Doctors urge Ontario to open 4th doses of COVID-19 vaccine to all adults

CBC News | News/Canada/Toronto | Sun, 3 Jul 2022 04:00:00 EDT

Some doctors are calling on Ontario to allow all adults to get a second booster of a COVID-19 vaccine this summer, something that the province is currently limiting to only a portion of the population.  read more

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COVID-19 cases up in Britain by more than 30 per cent in last week, data shows

The Associated Press | News/Health | Fri, 1 Jul 2022 11:34:34 EDT

The number of new coronavirus cases across Britain has surged by more than 30 per cent in the last week, with cases likely driven by Omicron subvariants. read more

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Some baked goods from Enjoy Life brand recalled because they could contain plastic pieces

CBC News | News/Canada/PEI | Fri, 1 Jul 2022 16:47:22 EDT

Six kinds of Enjoy Life bakery products are being recalled across Canada and the U.S. because pieces of hard plastic may have contaminated the items. There have been no reported injuries associated with the consumption of these products, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Saturday. read more

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Dogs can face anxiety at home as their owners return to the world

CBC News | News/Health | Fri, 1 Jul 2022 04:00:00 EDT

Animal experts say pandemic pet anxiety is a real phenomenon, and many of the dogs adopted during the last few years simply aren't used to being left alone. Veterinarians offer suggestions for how to help. read more

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Fearing another wave of COVID-19, feds urge people to get a booster dose

John Paul Tasker | News/Politics | Thu, 30 Jun 2022 13:33:24 EDT

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and Canada's top doctor said Thursday that it's imperative everyone eligible for a booster dose gets their third shot now before the new, more infectious Omicron variants take hold in the coming weeks. read more

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Nutrition warnings are coming to the front of some packaged foods in Canada

The Canadian Press | News/Politics | Thu, 30 Jun 2022 11:18:51 EDT

Canada will require that companies add nutrition warnings to the front of pre-packaged food with high levels of saturated fat, sugar or sodium in an effort to help shoppers make healthier choices with just a glance. read more

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COVID-19 boosters recommended for the fall, Canada's vaccine advisory body says

Nicole Ireland | News/Health | Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:54:55 EDT

People at high risk of severe disease from COVID-19 infection should be offered a booster shot this fall, regardless of how many boosters they've previously received, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization said on Wednesday.   read more

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B.C.-led lawsuit nets $150M proposed settlement with Purdue Pharma over opioid harms

The Canadian Press | News/Canada/British Columbia | Wed, 29 Jun 2022 13:00:03 EDT

A proposed $150-million settlement with Purdue Pharma Canada covering all provinces and territories has been reached for the recovery of health-care costs related to the sale and marketing of opioid-based pain medication. read more

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FDA leaning toward new COVID-19 shots that target original strain, emerging Omicron variants

Reuters | News/Health | Wed, 29 Jun 2022 07:12:17 EDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's vaccine committee has voted that the next wave of COVID booster shots should include a component that targets the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, in addition to the original strain. If all goes well, vaccine manufacturers could roll out these new versions in the U.S. in October. read more

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WHO warns of monkeypox risk to kids, pregnant people if spread continues

Reuters | News/Health | Wed, 29 Jun 2022 12:11:05 EDT

The World Health Organization says sustained transmission of monkeypox worldwide could see the virus move into high-risk groups, such as children and pregnant people, as it investigates reports of mild cases among kids in the U.K. and Europe. read more

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These easy wins could alleviate wait times at hospital ERs, experts suggest

Philip Drost | Radio/White Coat, Black Art | Tue, 28 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EDT

Online triage, rapid assessment zones, and more accountability could decrease record-high wait times at emergency rooms. read more

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Some Canadian med schools are running low on a precious resource — cadavers

Kate Dubinski | News/Canada/London | Tue, 28 Jun 2022 05:49:00 EDT

Human cadavers are a key teaching tool for future doctors and dentists, but in some medical schools, donations have dropped since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials are now reminding people that body donations are important for research and education. read more

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Canada's COVID-19 response better than many comparable countries, study finds

Virginie Ann | News/Health | Mon, 27 Jun 2022 11:58:07 EDT

Canada handled the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and weathered the ensuing upheaval better than several other nations with comparable health-care and economic infrastructure, a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests. read more

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Deadly rabbit disease found in Ontario for the 1st time

CBC News | News/Canada/Windsor | Mon, 27 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EDT

Two pet rabbits infected with a highly contagious virus that's newly detected in Ontario have died, causing concern among veterinarians and pet owners. The virus has previously been found in Alberta and B.C., according to the CFIA. read more

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The U.S. wants to ban Juul. Where is Canada on regulating e-cigarettes?

Benjamin Shingler | News/Health | Sat, 25 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EDT

Regulators in the United States have ordered Juul to pull its vaping products from the market, a move already being challenged by the company. Here's a closer look at the FDA's decision and what's happening in Canada. read more

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Catching monkeypox can mean extreme pain, hospital trips — and weeks of isolation

Lauren Pelley | News/Health | Thu, 23 Jun 2022 04:00:27 EDT

Peter Kelly is among more than 200 Canadians and counting who've caught monkeypox. He spent weeks isolating at home to keep others' safe, putting strain on his finances and mental health. Advocates now say more supports are needed — as this outbreak keeps growing. read more

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Biden administration signals it will seek to protect access to abortion pill

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How provinces are trying to catch kids up on routine vaccines

Jenna Benchetrit | News/Canada | Sat, 25 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EDT

After schools closed in March 2020 as a result of the pandemic, school-based immunization programs — which vaccinate kids against a host of preventable diseases — were suspended. Now, provinces are trying to bring those who fell through the cracks up to speed on their shots. read more

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Why the timing of your next COVID shot is so important

Adam Miller | News/Health | Thu, 23 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EDT

The timing of your next COVID-19 vaccine may be more important than ever as highly contagious Omicron subvariants are on the rise in Canada and waning immunity from previous vaccination and infection threatens to fuel another surge. read more

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Montreal women confused, devastated at being denied testing after suspected druggings

Kate McKenna | News/Canada/Montreal | Thu, 23 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EDT

Two Montreal women are calling for systemic change after being denied toxicology screenings to confirm their drinks had been spiked. read more

Abortion clinic staff in U.S. struggle with mental health after Roe v. Wade overturn

Abortion clinic staff in U.S. struggle with mental health after Roe v. Wade overturn

Health/World/Abortion | Sun, 03 Jul 2022 13:22:08 +0000

After the overturn of Roe v. Wade, workers at U.S. abortion are feeling fear and stress as they try to continue their practice and and care for their patients. read more

Medication abortion is common in U.S. Here’s what to know

Medication abortion is common in U.S. Here’s what to know

Health/World/abortion in california | Sat, 02 Jul 2022 14:07:05 +0000

Abortion by pills involves the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol. As more states seek abortion limits, demand for the pills is expected to grow in the United States. read more

France mulls return to masks as COVID-19 hospitalizations rebound

France mulls return to masks as COVID-19 hospitalizations rebound

Health/World/coronavirus france | Sat, 02 Jul 2022 13:13:40 +0000

Masks have been contentious in France. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the French government suggested masks weren't helpful in protecting against the virus. read more

Health Canada says shortage of specialized infant formula to continue through summer

Health Canada says shortage of specialized infant formula to continue through summer

Canada/Health/Canada News | Fri, 01 Jul 2022 21:07:10 +0000

Health Canada says the nationwide shortage of specialized baby formula is expected to continue throughout the summer. read more

Some U.S. states will try to arrest women travelling for abortion, Biden says

Some U.S. states will try to arrest women travelling for abortion, Biden says

Health/World/Abortion | Fri, 01 Jul 2022 20:38:51 +0000

President Joe Biden predicted on Friday that some U.S. states will try to arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions. read more

Novavax expects to produce COVID-19 vaccine targeting Omicron by fall

Novavax expects to produce COVID-19 vaccine targeting Omicron by fall

Health/World/covid vaccine | Fri, 01 Jul 2022 19:12:02 +0000

Novavax Inc NVAX.O said on Friday it expects to provide a COVID-19 vaccine targeting Omicron in the fourth quarter. read more

Is it Canada Day without fireworks? What you should know about its risks

Is it Canada Day without fireworks? What you should know about its risks

Canada/Environment/Fire | Fri, 01 Jul 2022 16:29:55 +0000

With concerns about the potential impacts on the environment and health, experts say we should scale back on the use of fireworks or do away with the tradition.   read more

Monkeypox cases in Europe have tripled in last 2 weeks, says WHO

Monkeypox cases in Europe have tripled in last 2 weeks, says WHO

Health/World/mnkeypox symptoms | Fri, 01 Jul 2022 14:36:12 +0000

In the U.K., which has the biggest monkeypox outbreak beyond Africa, officials have noted the disease is spreading in "defined sexual networks." read more

Baked goods recalled in Canada due to possible pieces of plastic

Baked goods recalled in Canada due to possible pieces of plastic

Canada/Health/Canada food recall | Fri, 01 Jul 2022 11:15:36 +0000

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling a number of different Enjoy Life brand bakery products because they may contain pieces of plastic. read more

The end of work from home? Most Canadians return to office as 1 in 10 stay home: poll

The end of work from home? Most Canadians return to office as 1 in 10 stay home: poll

Canada/Economy/Health | Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:00:14 +0000

Canadians have a number of reasons for returning to the office since COVID restrictions lifted, a new Ipsos poll found. For most, it's because they didn't have a choice, read more

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