Hospital’s friendly huddles persuade more staff to get COVID-19 vaccinations

Dr. Adina Weinerman is on a mission to get her fellow health-care workers at Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Hospital vaccinated against COVID-19.Although 75 per cent of eligible Canadians are now fully vaccinated, others are still reluctant to get the...

Late diagnosis of tumours in children collateral damage of COVID-19, doctors say

Dr. Sheila Singh is used to explaining complex medical situations in simple terms. The pediatric neurosurgeon at McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton says that lately, she's seeing too many oranges and grapefruits and fewer ping pong balls.That's not good, and it...

Why tapping into your 5 senses with a walk in the woods can counter climate anxiety

Our planet is changing. So is our journalism. This story is part of a CBC News initiative entitled "Our Changing Planet" to show and explain the effects of climate change and what is being done about it. The Dose16:34What's the...

How the technology used to make COVID-19 vaccines could improve flu shots

People can safely receive a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in one arm and a flu shot in the other during the same clinic visit, health experts say. Meanwhile, scientists are working on a way to combine them in a single...

Simple tips could help more aging Canadians to live at home independently

People who are just starting to feel wobbly on their feet could benefit from making small changes to their home and behaviour to help them stay independent for as long as possible, Canadian experts say.  Falls are the main cause of accidental...

What we know about kids and COVID-19 vaccines

The Dose21:28What do we know about kids and COVID vaccines?COVID vaccines are already approved in Canada for people aged 12 and older. Now, PfizerBioNTech says it plans to apply to Health Canada to authorize its vaccine in children aged five...