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It could take three years for Health Canada to review and approve the Canadian Blood Services application for a change in blood donation criteria. Sadaf Ahsan. Nov 25 2021. Healthy Living. Instagram may be worse for girls than we thought: Experts. New research suggests the social media giant has a lot to answer for when it comes to its negative
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Were you diagnosed with a serious illness just in time
1 day ago · In the past year, we’ve heard thousands of stories from Canadians who, because of delays in testing, diagnosis and treatment caused by COVID-19, are now grappling with serious illnesses that will greatly impact their lives and, for some, shorten their life expectancy.
COVID-19 Update: Hinshaw to give update at 2 p.m
8 hours ago · Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw is set to give a COVID-19 update at 2 p.m. today. The City of Calgary will let its State of Local Emergency expire on Thursday, Dec. 2. Masking and vaccine passport bylaws will remain in place.
Alberta implements new measures to track Omicron COVID-19
1 day ago · Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the province’s goal is to delay Omicron until more is learned about it. She said the provincial lab is currently screening all positive COVID-19 samples for previously known variants and, in the past week, 99.8 per cent of all Alberta cases have been the Delta variant.
COVID-19 update for Nov. 30: One Omicron case identified
8 hours ago · to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is not yet clear whether Omicron is more easily spread compared to other variants of COVID-19, or whether infection with Omicron causes more severe disease. Brittany Gervais. Nov 30 2021. Around the Network Province expands availability of drug testing kits to 30 locations across Sask.
Health unit amends vaccination instruction for youth
The health unit on Oct. 1 implemented a letter of instruction mandating that owners and operators of sports and recreational fitness facilities require proof of double vaccination from anyone entering who is age 12 and older. “We always try to do better,” said acting medical officer of health Dr. Shanker Nesathurai.
No end in sight to dispute between optometrists and health
Nov 15 2021. James Taggart will need a post-surgery eye exam in the coming months, but right now he can't book an appointment due to a dispute between the province's optometrists and the health ministry. ASHLEY FRASER / POSTMEDIA. After a pair of retinal detachments in the same eye and two surgeries, James Taggart has been living with impaired
COVID-19: Vaccine for children highly likely by Christmas
Alberta Health reports that almost 21,000 children in the province aged five to nine have become ill with COVID-19 . These very sick children require dedicated medical attention to survive very severe COVID-19 . Alberta Health recommends that an unvaccinated person who comes in contact with a COVID patient at home should stay home for 14 days.
COVID-19 scare hits Edmonton Oilers following positive
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COVID-19: Hospitalizations down as 1,438 new cases
B.C. has reported 1,438 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed over a three-day period, as well as 17 more deaths linked to the illness. The Health Ministry says 553 of the latest cases were reported Friday, 462 on Saturday and 423 on Sunday. It says 4,282 infections are active across the province, including 407 people who are hospitalized with 121 in
'Consequences may be severe': Escaping variants, virulence
10 hours ago · Public health officials in Ontario will be keeping an eye on whether oral antivirals are effective against this variant, as well as newer vaccines, such as the Novavax vaccine, said Moore. On Friday, Novavax said it had started working on a version of its vaccine to target the Omicron variant, and would have it ready for testing and
Alberta human rights review rejects shopper's mandatory
21 hours ago · Dr. Vera Etches, Ottawa Public Health's medical officer of health, said the four cases aren't related to each other. Elizabeth Payne, Jon Willing. Nov 30 2021. Health News. 10 simple and effective ways to battle cannabis-induced fatigue. Marijuana-induced sleepiness is a common side effect felt by many cannabis users.
'Everything that we do is a risk' — health unit warns of
The health unit on Wednesday reported the COVID-related death of a man in his 70s. He is the 467th Windsor-Essex resident to lose their life to the disease. An additional 49 infections were also reported, including 19 close contacts of confirmed cases, 16 people who caught COVID through community spread, and three outbreak-related cases.
Movember Virtual Health Talks: Prostate Cancer Healthing.ca
Movember Virtual Health Talks: Prostate Cancer. Movember created the virtual health talk series to help create more awareness around the health issues men face and how they can take action for their health. Hosted by Mo Bro, Sam Wilson, each 3-minute episodes is a deep-dive into: Mental health and suicide prevention. Prostate Cancer.
COVID-19: About a fourth of unvaccinated B.C. health-care
Alberta Premier, Jason Kenney along with Health Minister, Jason Copping and chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw are scheduled to give an update on COVID-19 in the province on Tuesday afternoon.The update, scheduled for 3:30 p.m., comes as Albertans anticipate the announcement of Alberta's vaccine rollout plan for children aged 5 to 11 .In a statement on Monday, …
Health authority takes over Vancouver care home Healthing.ca
Health authority takes over Vancouver care home. The transfer includes Little Mountain Place, a 116-bed long-term care home for seniors, where 41 deaths and many more COVID-19 illnesses were reported last winter. Vancouver Sun, Oct 20 2021. People wait to be screened before entering Little Mountain Place, a long-term care home that has had 38
Test your home for radon, health unit urges Healthing.ca
Test your home for radon, health unit urges. In recognition of Radon Action Month in Canada, public health officials on Monday warned of the dangers of the odorless, colourless, tasteless gas that can enter homes through cracks and drains in the foundation. A radon test kit is shown at the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit on Wednesday, November
Opinion: Homelessness in Alberta is a public health
This is a public health emergency that requires urgent attention and comprehensive services to help support people out of homelessness. While the $21.5-million announcement by the province is much needed to address the current issue, barriers still need to be removed to lift people from the cycle of poverty and houselessness.
COVID-19 update for Nov. 16: One death and 338 new cases
Alberta Premier, Jason Kenney along with Health Minister, Jason Copping and chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw are scheduled to give an update on COVID-19 in the province on Tuesday afternoon.The update, scheduled for 3:30 p.m., comes as Albertans anticipate the announcement of Alberta's vaccine rollout plan for children aged 5
Poll finds strong support for vaccine passports for
Meanwhile, Health Canada has a press conference scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday and is expected to approve vaccines for children. The vaccines are expected to roll out to provinces and territories shortly afterwards, with some children able to get vaccinated as soon as next week.
Health unit reports rising COVID burden in Windsor-Essex
Health unit reports rising COVID burden in Windsor-Essex. The health unit on Monday reported 31 additional COVID-19 cases, as well as 39 cases from Saturday and 45 from Sunday. The region has 292 active cases, including 15 hospitalized COVID patients. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. tap here to see other videos from our team.
Michael Landsberg opens up about mental health Healthing.ca
Worsening mental health indicators in Alberta children and youth are spurring some doctors to declare a crisis in the fourth wave of the pandemic. Diagnoses and severity of depression, anxiety and eating disorders have increased by at least 20 percent in the last four months, say doctors, some of whom worry the worst is yet to come.
Health officers find themselves branching out because of
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the vast majority of restaurateurs have embraced any suggestions for how best to deal with COVID-19 protocols, McGuire, one of the Fraser Health Authority’s environmental health officers, said. But, in fact, routine restaurant inspections are mostly on hold for the moment because a lot of Fraser Health’s
What is sotrovimab
This week, chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced Alberta is rolling out sotrovimab, a new drug recently approved by Health Canada to treat COVID-19. Postmedia spoke with infectious disease physician Dr. Ilan Schwartz to learn about sotrovimab, how it works and who is eligible to receive it.
COVID-19: B.C. officials contacting unvaxxed health-care
Health-care workers who hadn’t received at least one dose of a vaccine by Oct. 26 were placed on unpaid leave, and will be dismissed if they do not get a first dose before Nov. 15. Henry said a 50-year-old person who’s unvaccinated has a 10 times greater risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 than a person of the same age who’s been
Expert says N.L. health system cyberattack worst in
JOHN’S, N.L. — A Canadian expert says a cyberattack that knocked down Newfoundland and Labrador’s health-care data centres Saturday is a national security issue and should be treated as such by Ottawa. Beauceron Security head David Shipley says the attack is the worst in Canadian history. Shipley says in an interview that similar attacks
COVID-19: B.C. health officer orders those who coach
B.C. reported 758 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, as the province inches closer to a 90-per-cent vaccination rate for all eligible residents aged 12 and up. The Health Ministry says 4,961 COVID-19 infections are active in the province, including 434 people in hospital with 155 in intensive care.Ten more deaths were reported on Thursday
COVID-19: Sask. in for 'long plateau' after devastating
Saskatchewan’s health-care system is in for months of pain after a devastating fourth wave of COVID-19, and experts warn a fifth is possible if governing officials lift requirements for masking and proof of vaccination too quickly. Doctors, disease modellers and epidemiologists are urging the province’s government to keep its guard up, even
Study links cannabis to heart attacks in young adults but
Heart Health ‘I’m not spending all day on zoom anymore’: Heart attack prompts man’s viral rules for living When Jonathan Frostick had a heart attack, his first thought was: ‘F--k I needed to meet with my manager tomorrow, this isn’t convenient’
B.C. school boards told to determine their own COVID-19
Health News Hanes: Light at the end of the tunnel for unvaccinated kids The approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for kids age five to 11 is a game changer in the evolution of the pandemic — and an early Christmas gift for this concerned parent.
COVID-19: B.C. cancels some surgeries due to shortages
The Netherlands started transporting COVID-19 patients across the border to Germany on Tuesday to ease pressure on Dutch hospitals, which are scaling back regular care to deal with a surge in coronavirus cases.A patient was transferred by ambulance from Rotterdam to a hospital in Bochum, some 240 km (150 miles) east, on Tuesday morning, and another would follow later in the day, health
Why it can be hard to prove a vaccine caused a bad outcome
A serious adverse drug reaction is defined, according to Health Canada, as a “noxious and unintended response to a drug” that puts someone in hospital, causes birth defects, disability or incapacity and is life-threatening or ends in death. Doctors, nurses and pharmacists fill out an AEFI (Adverse Events Following Immunization) form that
Diets heavier on plants are lighter on the wallet, study
Food-related health care and climate change costs could represent half of the total food cost by 2050, the researchers estimate. A potential avenue for future study, Springmann adds, would be incorporating other external costs — such as air pollution and biodiversity loss — which are affected by food choices but not reflected in prices.
Conversations That Matter: Sacred and strong — women in
The First Nations Health Authority says, “Women and girls are the current and future matriarchs of our communities, they are the life givers, the grandmothers, mothers, aunties, sisters and daughters who are vitally important caretakers of First Nations culture — they keep it alive and communities strong. They are, and have always been
Eating whole grains may help dodge serious disease
Oct 26 2021. While cutting out grains is trendy, whole grains actually have a lot of health benefits, including a decrease in diabetes risk. (Getty) A steady diet of whole grain foods can significantly decrease the prevalence of type 2 diabetes and reduce the economic burden of …
Sutcliffe: Let's look after the mental health of Ottawa
For more information about Sing for Mental Health, including the event on Dec. 2, visit www.singformentalhealth.com . Mark Sutcliffe is a longtime Ottawa entrepreneur, writer, broadcaster, and podcaster. He hosts the Digging Deep podcast, is a business coach and adviser, and is a chair with TEC Canada. His column appears every two weeks.
COVID-19: Feds lift ban on cruise ships but not advisory
Health News. Hanes: Light at the end of the tunnel for unvaccinated kids. The approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for kids age five to 11 is a game changer in the evolution of the pandemic — and an early Christmas gift for this concerned parent. Allison Hanes, Montreal Gazette. Nov …
How important are health warnings on pot products
“Comprehensive health warnings and ‘plain packaging’ regulations may reduce the appeal of cannabis products in a legal market. The results also provide empirical evidence that edible gummies are perceived to appeal to youth,” study authors concluded.
Health workers fear case surge after Thanksgiving
As Canada prepares to receive its first shipment of the children's COVID-19 vaccine today, many jurisdictions say they're ready to start the next phase of the country's immunization drive but are awaiting the arrival of supply before opening up appointment slots.Health Canada authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged five to 11 on Friday, following a month-long review of safety and …
More than 3 million Canadians have diabetes, and cases are
The diagnosis can actually be a wakeup call to improve your health by eating more whole foods and increasing physical activity. And thanks to the discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto in 1921, people who develop diabetes have the benefit of a century of life-transforming innovation in the treatment of the disease.
COVID-19: 'Solemn day' for B.C. as thousands of health
Dix joined provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry in saying the loss of unvaccinated workers in the health-care system will put extra pressure on hospitals, especially as 67 seriously ill patients, most of them with COVID-19, have already been flown out of the Northern region to other areas of the province for care.
Mandryk: Sask. Party government has its own vaccine
In their Oct. 21 letter to which Merriman has yet to respond, medical health officers from across province called on his government to impose house gathering limits (especially, for the unvaccinated) and expand the list of facilities requiring proof …
Right-leaning men make up large percentage of Canada's
When asked about the main reasons they’ve refused the vaccine, the poll’s most common answers — both considered a major reason by 58 per cent of respondents — were personal freedom and health concerns; 34 per cent said they didn’t consider COVID to be a serious threat to their health.
‘Liberty is at stake, but not just the liberty of the
Protecting the health-care system from collapse is probably at or near the top of the reasons justifying vaccine passports. There is very strong evidence that the vaccine is safe and effective. Those who are unvaccinated run a much higher risk of ending up in hospital or dying. Opposition to vaccine passports is completely unsupported by