Canadian baby with spinal muscular atrophy to get ‘world’s most expensive drug’

TORONTO -- A little over a year ago, the idea of raising US$2.125 million to receive the “world’s most expensive drug” for baby Eva Batista seemed impossibly daunting for her family. But thanks to generous donors, including a fellow fundraiser,...

Major study gets underway in Montreal to determine how many young people have had COVID-19

Montreal teens and children are being sought for a potentially ground-breaking study to determine how widely COVID-19 is spreading among young people and how the pandemic is affecting their mental health. A research team based at the Université de Montréal is looking for youth between...

COVID-19 or the flu? B.C. physician explains the differences and why the vaccine is important this year

VANCOUVER -- Many Metro Vancouver clinics and pharmacies have seen an increased demand for flu vaccines this fall, but one local doctor says everyone who is able to should still aim to get a shot this year. CTV Morning Live...

PM, health officials warn Canadians against believing COVID-19 ‘internment camps’ disinformation

Canadians will not be forced into COVID-19 internment or containment camps, a spokesperson for Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Tuesday — taking aim at a disinformation campaign that has been circulating on social media for weeks.The claim that the federal government...

42 new cases of COVID-19 reported among First Nations people in Manitoba

The number of First Nations people in Manitoba with COVID-19 spiked by another 42 on Monday, as the epidemiological curve continues to show "an ongoing, concerning trend."That's the message sent out Tuesday by the Manitoba First Nations COVID-19 Pandemic Response Coordination Team, which...

‘It’s a hidden pathway to your brain’: Experimental treatment helping Canadian veteran rebuild brain

VICTORIA -- Fourteen years ago, solider Trevor Greene’s life changed forever. Today, with the help of some boundary-pushing experimental treatment, his life hasn’t stopped changing. This time, however, the change is for the better. In 2006, Greene removed his army-issued...

B.C.’s overdose crisis: 127 more people died from suspected drug toxicity last month, coroner says

VANCOUVER -- Another 127 people were killed by suspected drug overdoses last month, the latest data from BC Coroners Service shows, a figure that averages to about 4.2 deaths per day. BC Coroners Service released September's information on Tuesday, showing...

Calgary ‘superspreader’ wedding led to at least 49 cases of COVID-19

At least 49 active cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a wedding held earlier this month in Calgary. It comes as Alberta hits its highest case numbers ever — 3,138 active cases, 998 of which are in Calgary.  The wedding featured a...

5 Ways Families Can Prepare as Coronavirus Cases Surge

As if parents didn’t have enough to worry about, here’s a new cause for alarm: Coronavirus cases in the United States are climbing toward a third peak, troubling epidemiologists.Cases are rising to record levels in nearly half the states in...

D.C. Council approves bill allowing children to get vaccines without parents’ consent

By Julie Zauzmer, A bill passed by the D.C. Council on Tuesday would allow children as young as age 11 to obtain vaccinations without their parents’ consent. Under the legislation, if a doctor determines that a minor is capable of...
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