She demanded a hospital treat her husband’s covid-19 with ivermectin. A judge said no.

“Unfortunately, the Internet has no such rule. It is rife with the ramblings of persons who spout ill-conceived conclusions if not out-right falsehoods,” Cunningham wrote in an order obtained by The Washington Post. “If Plaintiff wants to ask the Court...

Alberta looks to other provinces for help as health-care system buckles under record-high ICU admissions

EDMONTON - Alberta currently has more ICU admissions than it has ever had, pandemic or not, as COVID-19 cases spike in the fourth wave. Alberta Health Services president and CEO Dr. Verna Yiu said there were 270 people in ICUs...

New report says Quebec nurses need better working conditions

MONTREAL -- Quebec must improve working conditions for nurses by adopting a series of standards across the province, according to a 104-page report released Thursday. That was one of 31 recommendations made by commissioners Francine Ducharme, an honorary professor at...

Canada must ‘learn from’ the pandemic crisis in parts of the West, Tam says

Canada's chief public health officer says other provinces need to learn from the poor pandemic example being set by Alberta and Saskatchewan if they want to avoid the crisis now afflicting health services in those provinces."Don't be complacent," Theresa Tam said at...

Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine protection wanes, makes case for booster

CHICAGO -- New data from Moderna's large COVID-19 vaccine trial shows that the protection it offers wanes over time, supporting the case for booster doses, the company said in a news release on Wednesday. "This is only one estimate, but...

Health Canada authorizes new names for COVID-19 vaccines

TORONTO -- Health Canada has authorized brand name changes for three COVID-19 vaccines. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will now be named Comirnaty, the Moderna vaccine will be named SpikeVax, and the AstraZeneca vaccine will be named Vaxzevria, Health Canada said in...

Mozart sonata helps reduce brain signals associated with epilepsy in small study

TORONTO -- Researchers are diving deeper into a little known avenue of treatment for those with medication-resistant epilepsy: listening to classical music. But not just any piece of classical music. In a small study published in the Scientific Reports on...

Dr. Strang answers questions about Nova Scotia’s cautious approach to the pandemic

Nova Scotia announced this week that it would delay entering Phase 5 of its reopening plan until Oct. 4 following a spike in new COVID-19 cases. That date coincides with the province's proof-of-vaccination policy coming into effect. Matt Galloway of CBC Radio's...

Alberta Health Services looking out of province for ICU beds, staff

The province is now looking outside of its borders for additional ICU beds and staff to help treat the surging number of COVID-19 cases in Alberta.During a news conference Wednesday evening, Alberta Health Services CEO Verna Yiu said there were few...

Parenting a child under 12 in the age of delta: ‘It’s like a fire alarm every day’

The risks of long covid in children — which could include respiratory or cardiac problems, fatigue, brain fog and other symptoms that can last for months or, potentially, years — remains a big unknown. An Israeli study, one of the...
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