Canadian-led studies suggest blood thinner can help moderately sick COVID-19 patients

International studies led by Canadian researchers suggest full-dose blood thinners can help moderately sick COVID-19 patients and keep them off life support.One of two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine Wednesday shows full doses of the blood thinner...

Canada was an outlier on mixing COVID-19 vaccines, but more countries now following suit

Canada became an outlier in the global fight against COVID-19 by allowing residents to mix various coronavirus vaccines.But while the approach, in place for more than a month, has been controversial — prompting concern among some Canadians, and preventing people from travelling...

Blood flow restriction training finds fans at the Olympics, but it comes with risks

A newly popular and physically uncomfortable training technique being used by some competitors at the Olympics has experts torn on its benefits and risks.Athletes at Tokyo 2020 — like Americans Kayla Miracle, a wrestler, and Michael Andrew, a swimmer — have been seen...

Why the delta variant is spreading COVID-19 so quickly — and what that means for Canada

It's the word on everyone's mind right now when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic: Delta.The highly contagious variant, which was first discovered in India in late 2020, has spread around the world and now accounts for the majority of...

Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox, CDC says

The war against COVID-19 has changed because of the highly contagious delta variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said, proposing a clearer message, mandatory vaccines for health workers and a return to universal masking.An internal CDC document said...

Israel to offer COVID-19 booster vaccine shot to citizens over 60

Israel's prime minister on Thursday announced that the country would offer a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who have already been vaccinated.The announcement by Naftali Bennett makes Israel, which launched one of the world's most successful vaccination drives early...

Moderna in talks with U.S. regulators to expand COVID-19 vaccine pediatric study

Moderna is in talks with U.S. regulators to expand the size of an ongoing trial testing its COVID-19 vaccines in children aged between five and 11, the drugmaker said on Monday. The objective of the discussion with the U.S. Food...

U.S. CDC calls for masks in areas of high COVID-19 transmission, even for fully vaccinated

Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should go back to wearing masks in indoor public places in regions where the coronavirus and especially the delta variant are spreading rapidly, U.S. health authorities said on Tuesday.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Quebec offers extra dose to travellers whose vaccination status isn’t recognized

The Quebec government is offering an extra dose of mRNA vaccine to people who want to travel to countries that don't recognize their vaccination status.The Health Department says it is making a third dose available because some countries don't recognize...

Quebec offers 3rd dose of mRNA COVID vaccine to AstraZeneca recipients who need to travel

The Quebec government says fully vaccinated residents who have received the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can receive a third dose of an mRNA vaccine before travelling in order to meet the vaccination requirements of certain foreign countries.Quebec is offering the extra...
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