Legacy of masks will be debated long after COVID-19 pandemic: experts

VANCOUVER -- First, we didn't have enough masks to protect us against COVID-19, then we all needed to wear them. Then we didn't, then we did again. There were fights, criminal charges and protests over them. And now most mandates...

Chef Creek Oysters recalled over possible norovirus contamination

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling certain Stellar Bay Shellfish brand Chef Creek Oysters due to a possible norovirus contamination. The recalled oysters were harvested in Deep Bay, B.C. on March 3, 2022. They have been sold in British...

Doctors say Omicron subvariant a sign ‘pandemic is not over yet’

Nearly a month has passed since COVID restrictions in Saskatchewan were fully lifted, ushering in what many have regarded as a return to normal, but experts warn the BA.2 subvariant of Omicron is a sign the pandemic hasn't passed yet.BA.2 has...

Long COVID among medical workers may have ‘profound’ impact on health care, study suggests

When Dr. Anne Bhéreur fell ill with COVID-19 in late 2020, she didn't anticipate just how much the infection would impact her life more than a year later.The 46-year-old has since coped with heart inflammation, intense fatigue, and still has...

Do older adults using statins have lower risk of developing Parkinsonism later?

Parkinsonism is a term for a group of neurological conditions that cause movement problems including tremors, slowed movement and stiffness, with Parkinson's disease being one of the better knowns causes. A new study suggests that older people taking statin drugs...

Study examines disparities in air pollution affecting American Indian communities

A new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health highlights disparities in fine particulate matter (PM2.5) trends between American Indian (AI) and non-AI populated counties of the U.S. PM2.5 is one of several air pollutants regulated by the...

Children under the age of five had higher levels of binding antibodies than adults after COVID-19 infection: study

The findings from a new study suggest that young children may have a stronger antibody response than adults do after a mild COVID-19 infection. The study, conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in collaboration...

B.C. spends at least $27M at private clinics to catch up on surgical backlog

B.C.’s Ministry of Health has spent at least $27.2 million at private surgical clinics in an effort to catch up on thousands of surgeries postponed due to waves of COVID-19, CTV News has learned. And even before the pandemic began,...

Moderna says vaccine results for kids under 6 are encouraging, will file for authorization soon

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine works in babies, toddlers and preschoolers, the company announced Wednesday — and if regulators agree it could mean a chance to finally start vaccinating the youngest children by summer.Moderna said in the coming weeks it would ask...

Quebec offers 2nd booster shot to seniors to prepare for spread of Omicron subvariant

Quebec's interim public health director says a new round of vaccinations is on the way in an effort to fight back against yet another COVID-19 surge.Residents of long-term care and retirement homes will be first on the list to get another...
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