Health Canada recalls counterfeit hand sanitizer sold at Dollarama

TORONTO -- Health Canada has announced a recall after discovering a company selling a counterfeit version of one of the hand sanitizers on its approved list. The recall, issued Sunday, says the agency became aware that a counterfeit version of...

Alberta’s contact tracing raises red flags as 43% of new cases have no known source

COVID-19 cases are rising in Alberta, and there are concerns that difficulties involved in contact tracing — both manual and digital — could hamper the province's ability to slow the spread. Of the 1,812 new cases reported in Alberta last week, 772...

Ontario recommends against trick-or-treating in COVID-19 hot zones

The provincial government is recommending that kids not go out trick-or-treating in parts of Ontario that have been hardest hit by a resurgence in COVID-19 cases."Given the high transmission of COVID-19 in the modified Stage 2 public health unit regions of...

Malice leaves a nasty smell

Unhealthy behaviours trigger moral judgments that are similar to the basic emotions that contribute to our ability to survive. Two different hypotheses are to be found in the current scientific literature as to the identity of these emotions. Some researchers...

Big babies could be at higher risk of common heart rhythm disorder in adulthood

Elevated birth weight is linked with developing atrial fibrillation later in life, according to research presented at the 31st Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC). GW-ICC 2020 is a virtual meeting during 19 to 25 October. Faculty from the...

Majority of gun-related deaths in Ontario are suicides, new report shows

In the last 15 years, more than two-thirds of all gun-related deaths in Ontario were suicides, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Monday.Doctors from the Unity Health Toronto network of hospitals examined health administrative...

Why one-size-fits-all COVID-19 messages from public health officials fall flat

It's a snapshot of a superspreading event: one person unknowingly infected with COVID-19 transmitted the contagion to 23 other passengers scattered on a tour bus, even those sitting seven rows behind.The image presented in last month's study of what happened on...

Women and people with children suffering worse mental health amid pandemic: study

MONTREAL -- With all the changes and uncertainties surrounding the return to school amid COVID-19, many parents report feeling overwhelmed. Renee Gan is a freelance writer and mother of three children who recently took on the role of full-time teacher,...

A closer look at Canada’s homegrown COVID-19 vaccine candidates

More than 100 groups around the world are racing to produce a vaccine against COVID-19, with most of the attention focused on front-runners currently in Phase 3 clinical trials in the U.S. and overseas.But Canada has also invested in some COVID-19 vaccines...

How dissecting superspreading events can help people take COVID-19 measures seriously

It's a snapshot of a superspreading event: one person unknowingly infected with COVID-19 transmitted the contagion to 23 other passengers scattered on a tour bus, even those sitting seven rows behind.The image presented in last month's study of what happened on...
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