FDA says kid-sized Pfizer vaccine doses appear highly effective, safe
News/Health: U.S. health regulators say kid-size doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues, as the country weighs beginning vaccinations in youngsters.
Drinks in the the sunset years: Why the Queen has to start skipping her favorite martini
Because of the natural changes the body goes through as we age and the slower way we metabolize alcohol as we get older, drinking can have serious health consequences in older adults, according to multiple reports.
Aromatherapy spray recalled in U.S. following rare tropical disease deaths
News/Health: U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease even though none had travelled internationally: an aromatherapy spray imported from India.
'It's not your fault': Changing the conversation about obesity
Radio/The Current: Millions of Canadian adults are classified as overweight or obese by the Body Mass Index. But according to some experts, the BMI is among many things that should be scrapped as the medical field changes how it looks at obesity.
Canadians who had allergic reaction to first vaccine dose can safely get second, advisory committee says
News/Politics: Those who had an allergic reaction to their first shot of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine can safely receive future doses of the same product or a different mRNA vaccine, says Canada's vaccine advisory committee.
When is it time to get the COVID-19 booster shot?
Millions more Americans just became eligible for COVID-19 boosters, but figuring out who’s eligible and when can be confusing. And adding to the challenge is that this time around, people can choose a different brand of vaccine for that extra dose.
The danger of COVID-19 misinformation is 'mind-boggling,' says Dr. Anthony Fauci
Radio/Ideas: With the COVID-19 death toll in the United States having surpassed 730,000, Dr. Anthony Fauci tells IDEAS host Nahlah Ayed that he finds it "mind-boggling" that partisanship and skepticism of science continue to fuel the pandemic.
Alberta put its contact-tracing system on life support. Can it be resuscitated?
News/Canada/Calgary: Alberta announced it would move in August toward treating the pandemic as an endemic — ending contact tracing. That didn’t last, but resuming it has been difficult, contact tracers say.
Whole raw onions recalled in Canada over link to U.S. salmonella outbreak
News/Health: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a recall warning for whole red, yellow and white raw onions after U.S. health officials linked the vegetables to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 650 people in 37 U.S. states.
There's a children's COVID-19 vaccine awaiting approval in Canada. What do we know about it?
News/Health: CBC answers how the pediatric vaccine is different, where kids will be able to get it, how long approval might take and other questions around COVID-19 vaccinations for younger children.
Canadian Medical Association calls for stricter COVID-19 measures in Saskatchewan
News/Canada/Saskatoon: The Canadian Medical Association's Dr. Katharine Smart issued a statement on Thursday, one day after the province's chief medical health officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab, broke down while presenting dire new modelling on the COVID-19 situation.