Vaccine mandate: How a wrongful dismissal claim could play out

As workplaces enforce their own vaccine mandates — placing their employees on unpaid leave or terminating their employment altogether if they refuse to get vaccinated without a medical exemption — it remains to be seen just how many wrongful dismissal...

Feds weigh options to keep provinces accountable for mental-health spending

The federal government is taking a close look at options to guarantee results from newly proposed mental-health funding to provinces, according to Canada's mental health minister Carolyn Bennett. Bennett says that could include new legislation that would accompany the Canada...

Gilead says counterfeit versions of its HIV drugs ended up with patients

NEW YORK -- Gilead Sciences Inc said an unauthorized network of drug distributors and suppliers sold pharmacies more than US$250 million of counterfeit versions of its HIV treatments over the last two years, endangering patients. The drugmaker said it found...

Latest research shows Omicron infectious up to 10 days: Tam

OTTAWA -- The latest evidence does not show the Omicron variant is contagious for less time than previous versions of the virus that causes COVID-19, chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said Tuesday. But Tam told the House of...

Depression, anxiety symptoms linked to changes in biological rhythms and nighttime activity in new mothers: study

Any new mother can tell you that sleep is an important factor in how they feel, but a new study has found that certain changes in sleep and in biological rhythms are associated with how severe symptoms of anxiety and...

Feds send nurses to Nunavut after territory reports another COVID-19 death

The federal government is providing Nunavut with three nurses and nine contact tracers to help handle the wave of COVID-19 that is spreading across the territory.Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok announced the federal aid Tuesday during a live COVID-19 update. Akeeagok...

Federal nurses, contact tracers on the way as Nunavut reports another death related to COVID-19

The federal government is providing Nunavut with three nurses and nine contact tracers to help handle the wave of COVID-19 that is spreading across the territory. Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok announced the federal aid Tuesday during a live COVID-19 update....

Study reveals potential genetic risk factor for loss of smell and taste with COVID-19

Scientists believe they have identified potential genetic risk factors that may explain why some people lose their sense of taste and smell when they have COVID-19. In a study published in the journal Nature Genetics on Monday, researchers using online...

‘Ready to quit’: B.C. nurses, doctors exhausted as COVID-19 hospitalizations expected to peak

While the most challenging days of COVID-19 are predicted to be ahead for British Columbia's health-care system, representatives for doctors and nurses say their members are on the verge of a possible collapse. Doctors of BC president Dr. Ramneek Dosanjh...

More than 1,000 Albertans in hospital with COVID-19

The number of Albertans in hospital with COVID-19 has surpassed 1,000, a milestone not seen since the peak of the fourth wave last fall. Updated COVID-19 statistics released Monday by the Alberta government say there are 1,007 people in hospital,...
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