Long waits for Toronto-area nursing homes geared to cultural groups reflect need for more of them, report says

Lily Wong was admitted to the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care in Toronto at age 88, several years after she had a stroke that severely affected her short-term memory, ability to follow conversations and her balance.The wait time to...

Canada could avoid the worst of a 4th wave — but we’re not out of the woods yet

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Canada will likely face a fourth wave of...

Two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots effective against delta variant, study finds

Two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech or AstraZeneca-Oxford's COVID-19 vaccines are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant alpha variant, a new study shows.Officials say vaccines are highly effective against the delta...

Why mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for health-care workers could help Canada fight a 4th wave

The debate over mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for health-care workers is growing louder in Canada as more countries move forward with the controversial approach in order to safeguard health-care settings and fight the spread of more contagious variants.Requiring vaccinations as a condition of...

Demand for COVID-19 vaccines dropping in Canada — and some fear it could mean tossed doses

Canada's demand for COVID-19 vaccines is slowly dropping, experts say, and they warn that those waiting to see whether cases spike before getting their jabs are wasting time the body needs to build sufficient immunity.Less than one per cent of...

As COVID-19 cases tied to Tokyo Olympics rise, experts warn of ‘worrying’ situation on the ground

COVID-19 cases among Olympic delegates are on the rise and roughly 15 per cent of those staying on site are unvaccinated, prompting warnings from medical experts about potential ripple effects if the world's largest sporting event doesn't clamp down on...

67 COVID-19 cases now tied to Tokyo Olympics as experts warn of ‘worrying’ situation on the ground

COVID-19 cases among Olympic delegates are on the rise and roughly 15 per cent of those staying on site are unvaccinated, prompting warnings from medical experts about potential ripple effects if the world's largest sporting event doesn't clamp down on...

80 per cent of new COVID-19 cases in Spain among unvaccinated people, health minister says

The vast majority of new COVID-19 cases in Spain in the past five weeks were detected among unvaccinated people, the country's health minister said on Monday, as new infections rose by 27,286. Just 5.5 per cent of new cases within the...

Protect Canadians from another COVID-19 wave by ramping up vaccination in developing countries, experts say

As many Canadians embrace a return to summer gatherings and activities amid relatively high vaccination rates and dropping COVID-19 case counts, millions of people around the world are still suffering the ravages of the pandemic as they desperately wait for vaccines,...

Neutrogena spray-on sunscreens recalled after ‘elevated’ levels of benzene detected

Johnson & Johnson is recalling several Neutrogena spray-on sunscreens after "elevated levels of benzene" were detected in testing, Health Canada said in an advisory. Health Canada says the company is recalling "all lots" of its aerosol-format Neutrogena Beach Defense and Ultra...
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