Here — once again — is why B.C. isn’t planning on increasing restrictions soon

Weeks into B.C.'s third wave, with cases still around 1,000 a day and hospitalizations still increasing to new heights every day, there are some who would like the government to do more."It seems like the government is responding quite passively,"...

Tiny implantable tool for light-sheet imaging of brain activity

Tools that allow neuroscientists to record and quantify functional activity within the living brain are in great demand. Traditionally, researchers have used techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, but this method cannot record neural activity with high spatial resolution...

B cell activating factor possible key to hemophilia immune tolerance

A group of scientists have just made a key discovery that could prevent and eradicate immune responses that lead to treatment failure in about one-third of people with severe hemophilia A. Hemophilia is the most common severe inherited bleeding disorder...

7 Best Fat Burner Supplements

Every year, most of us have one common resolution: Losing Weight. We pay our gym memberships in advance, work 5 days a week, eat healthily, and drink a gallon of water each day to lose weight. Two months later, nothing...

Disinfecting surfaces to prevent COVID-19 often all for show, CDC advises

The risk of surface transmission of COVID-19 is low, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. Far more important is airborne transmission -- and people who obsessively disinfect surfaces may be doing more harm than good. "CDC...

Your health and the federal budget: Long-term care standards, vaccine production, more

OTTAWA -- The federal budget is promising billions to close gaps in long-term care and Canada's vaccine production laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said the pandemic preyed "mercilessly" on Canada's most vulnerable seniors and it...

What experts say about the COVID-19 vaccine and menstruation, mammograms and more

As Canada ramps up its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, questions continue to arise about the potential side effects reported around the world.Following reports of blood clots from the AstraZeneca-Oxford and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, many women have wondered whether they are at higher...

How old do you have to be to get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in each province?

Many provinces have been lowering the age of eligibility for the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine to as young as 40.Health Canada approved the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine for use in Canada for people 18 and over under an interim order on Feb. 26, 2021....

Your neighborhood may affect your brain health

Middle-age and older people living in more disadvantaged neighborhoods -- areas with higher poverty levels and fewer educational and employment opportunities -- had more brain shrinkage on brain scans and showed faster decline on cognitive tests than people living in...

Attacking aortic aneurysms before they grow

A new study investigates a genetic culprit behind abdominal aortic aneurysm, a serious condition that puts people at risk of their aorta rupturing -- a potentially deadly event. Finding a viable genetic target for AAA could change the game, says...
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