FROM FIGHTING EBOLA TO TRYING TO WIPE OUT POLIO, U.S. PULLOUT FROM WHO WILL HAVE TANGIBLE IMPACT: EXPERTS

Ebola is a truly horrible disease, but the 2018-19 outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo was particularly chaotic,...

SENIOR LIVING: GARDENING DOES A BODY GOOD

“Urban farming” is a wave of the future. Not long ago, I saw a picture of a 12-storey building in The Hague, my birth city. On its...

 
 
 

SENIOR LIVING: YOUR TFSA IS AN ESSENTIAL TOOL

A TFSA, or tax-free savings account, was first introduced in 2009 for Canadians to create an investment savings account whereby all...

NO BOSTON MARATHON THIS YEAR: ICONIC EVENT OFFICIALLY CANCELED FOR FIRST TIME IN 124 YEARS

The Boston Marathon has been canceled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, marking the first time the iconic event will not take...

 
 
 

BUSINESSES ARE CHECKING TEMPERATURES AT THE DOOR, BUT IS IT ALL JUST COVID-19 THEATRE?

Suddenly, thermometers are everywhere. Reopening colleges are planning to follow students' temperatures. The New York Stock Exchange...

WAS THAT COVID-19? ANTIBODY TESTS COULD NOW TELL US HOW MANY HAVE REALLY BEEN EXPOSED

As Health Canada begins releasing tests capable of identifying who among us has unknowingly been exposed to COVID-19, many might be...

 
 
 

BIG DATA AND AI CAN HELP QUASH FUTURE OUTBREAKS, SAYS RESEARCHER AMONG FIRST TO PREDICT COVID-19 SPREAD

OTTAWA - The Canadian researcher who was among the first to predict the deadly spread of COVID-19 says the world needs to change the...

JAPAN IGNORED THE USUAL RULES BUT CONTAINED COVID-19. HOW DID IT WORK?

Japan's state of emergency is set to end with new cases of the coronavirus dwindling to mere dozens. It got there despite largely ignoring...

 
 
 

NO NEED TO SHOW PROOF OF WORK PERMIT TO GET CERB, OTTAWA TELLS TEMPORARY FOREIGN RESIDENTS

The federal government has taken new steps to make it easier for international students and other temporary foreign residents to receive...

SENIOR LIVING: TRAVELLING ACROSS THE SEAS AT 90 YEARS

Last fall, my overseas trip had ended and I was back all in one piece, just as I had hoped.

 
 
 

SENIOR LIVING: HAVING A WILL MAKES GOOD SENSE, BUT MANY STILL NEED ONE

Most people know the value of having a will, but I am still surprised by how many people who still don't have one. Dying without a...

HUNDREDS INFECTED, SEVERAL DEAD: HOW COVID-19 HAS AFFECTED THE UNSUNG ESSENTIAL WORKERS IN RETAIL

As an associate manager at a No Frills supermarket, Helen Stathopoulos rarely had to confront existential worries on the job. Then...

 
 
 

MAGGOT PROTEIN? IN MY SPORTS DRINK? IT'S MORE PLAUSIBLE THAN YOU THINK

A South African startup aims to produce high-quality protein powder from maggots for use in food products and sports drinks by the...

GLOBAL COVID-19 TRIAL OF ANTI-MALARIA DRUGS - INCLUDING ONE DONALD TRUMP SAYS HE TAKES - BEGINS

LONDON/BANGKOK - Healthcare workers in Britain and Thailand have started taking part in a trial to determine whether two anti-malarial...

 
 
 

CORONAVIRUS CASES SURPASS FIVE MILLION WORLDWIDE. INFECTION RATE NOW ONE MILLION NEW CASES EVERY TWO WEEKS

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 5 million on Wednesday, with Latin America overtaking the United States and Europe in the past week...

THE NEW GOING OUT: GLASS DINING BOOTHS, BEJEWELLED MASKS, DRIVE-IN CINEMAS AND RAVES

With lockdown measures more relaxed, social lives are slowly becoming possible. Restaurants, bars, gigs and museums beckon. But as...

 
 
 

RUSSIA CORONAVIRUS CASES TOP 300,000, PUTTING THE COUNTRY IN SECOND PLACE BEHIND U.S

When Russian authorities ordered half-trained medical students into hospitals dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, the students said they...

TWO RUSSIAN DOCTORS DIE AFTER MYSTERIOUS FALLS AMID COVID-19 PRESSURE, ANOTHER CRITICALLY HURT

The two Russian paramedics were dressed for work in the video, masks covering their noses and mouths as they delivered a grim dispatch.

 
 
 

HEALTH OFFICIALS HAD PLENTY OF WARNING AFTER SARS. WHY WEREN'T THEY PREPARED FOR COVID-19?

What went wrong? What can Canada do to fix it before the next wave hits? This detailed look at Canada's delayed response to the coronavirus...

HOW THE LOCKDOWN FORCED ME TO TAKE UP RUNNING AND FINALLY LEARN TO DO IT RIGHT

Before lockdown, as travel restrictions were just beginning to be imposed and social distancing measures were being hesitantly introduced,...

 
 
 



Pulmonary Complications Common in Surgery Patients With COVID-19

Pulmonary Complications Common in Surgery Patients With COVID-19

Pneumonia and other pulmonary complications occurred in half of postsurgical patients with perioperative COVID-19 in an international study, and these complications were... Read more ...

Outdoor Light at Night Linked to a Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Outdoor Light at Night Linked to a Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Women living in towns and cities may be a higher risk of breast cancer as night-time exposure to light from street lamps could raise the risk of the disease by 10 percent... Read more ...

More evidence smokers are at less risk of Covid-19: Adults are half as...

More evidence smokers are at less risk of Covid-19: Adults are half as likely to test positive 

Israeli researchers have claimed those who smoke cigarettes are less likely to pick up the virus in the first place by looking at positive test results - which includes those... Read more ...

Measures That Can Help Fight Flu Season and COVID-19

Measures That Can Help Fight Flu Season and COVID-19

As flu season inches closer, scientists have outlined best defense against influenza from getting it worse, which may also protect against the deadly coronavirus. Read more ...

Two-metre Distance Helps Reducing COVID-19 Risk Effectively

Two-metre Distance Helps Reducing COVID-19 Risk Effectively

Keeping at least two-metre distance from other people is significantly more effective at reducing the transmission of COVID-19 than one metre, according to a new study. Read more ...

One in every 16 Irish boys has autism: Crisis worse than COVID-19 and nobody...

One in every 16 Irish boys has autism: Crisis worse than COVID-19 and nobody cares

According to National Health data released last week, autism incidence among Irish children is now at 4.3%, an 82% rise in five years. One in 16 boys is affected. US rates... Read more ...

COVID-19 Testing Supplies Still Needed, Lawmakers Told

COVID-19 Testing Supplies Still Needed, Lawmakers Told

WASHINGTON - Democrats and Republicans alike agreed at a House hearing Tuesday on the importance of ramping up testing for COVID-19, but they couldn't agree on whether the... Read more ...

Dr MICHAEL MOSLEY explains why losing weight could be a life-saver

Dr MICHAEL MOSLEY explains why losing weight could be a life-saver

As we have seen on the news, the Covid-19 virus is very selective about who it kills. Most people, particularly the young, shake it off. But others become extremely ill. Read more ...

Shortages of Hydroxychloroquine for Lupus Patients

Shortages of Hydroxychloroquine for Lupus Patients

More than one-third of U.S. lupus patients who take hydroxychloroquine have struggled to fill prescriptions for the drug during the COVID-19 crisis, a new survey finds. Read more ...

Telemedicine Abortion Gains Momentum During Pandemic

Telemedicine Abortion Gains Momentum During Pandemic

As access to in-person abortion clinics dwindled during the COVID-19 pandemic, providers have seen increased demand and awareness of another method of abortion care... Read more ...