Visit with a robot: B.C. researchers test out new way to connect in long-term care

Vancouver - It rolls into the room at a University of British Columbia Hospital smoothly and almost silently: a device with a vertical tablet-like screen mounted atop a pole, and attached to a two-wheeled base. On the screen, a man...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Oct. 12

The latest:WATCH | Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issues executive order to prohibit COVID-19 vaccine mandates on workers: Texas governor bans all COVID-19 vaccine mandates19 hours agoTexas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order to prohibit any entity — including private businesses...

Some unvaccinated people are going public after getting COVID-19. Will it convince others to get the shot?

Brenda Lee Legault wasn't ready to get the COVID-19 vaccine. "I was hesitant," Legault, 61, said.  She and her husband decided they wanted to wait to see what happened as more people got the shot — but they were also alarmed by what...

Meet The Medical Experts Debunking COVID Misinformation On TikTok

Katrine Wallace, an epidemiologist and adjunct assistant professor at the University of Illinois Chicago, joined TikTok at the start of the pandemic for the same reason we all did: She was bored and got sucked into the app’s endless scroll...

If You Take Aspirin Every Day For Your Heart, Read This

Daily aspirin therapy has been almost a rite of passage for older Americans to help prevent a heart attack or stroke.But the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force — a government-backed panel of health experts — is mulling major changes to...

Personality traits linked to hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease

New research from the Florida State University College of Medicine found that changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease are often visible early on in individuals with personality traits associated with the condition. The study focused on two traits...

‘Selective promiscuity,’ chaperones and the secrets of cellular health

A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has announced a major new advance in understanding how our genetic information eventually translates into functional proteins -- one of the building blocks of human life. The research, recently published...

Man develops recurring pneumonia from using natural, oil-based sinus remedies: case report

TORONTO -- Canadian doctors have linked natural, oil-based decongestants to a case of persistent pneumonia in a 30-year-old patient who regularly gargled with flax seed oil and used a sesame oil nasal spray. According to a case report published in...

Canadian Blood Services eases restrictions for some gay men in Alta., Ont.

CANMORE, ALTA. -- Canadian Blood Services has expanded plasma donation eligibility at its donor centres in Calgary and London, Ont., marking a small step forward in the promise to eliminate the blood ban prohibiting gay and bisexual men and some...

Doctor wait-list nears 78,000 as N.S. government gets to work on health-care promises

Colin Heighton had been in the waiting room for eight hours when he couldn't take it anymore.It was early September and he was violently ill. He had a fever and was constantly throwing up. It was the sickest he had been in his...
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