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Weight bias in health-care has 'crushing' impact, says patient
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: A recent Public Health Agency of Canada report found that after adjusting for sex, income and other characteristics, higher-weight people were "significantly more likely" to report discrimination in health care.
The COVID-19 pandemic is 'most certainly not over,' WHO's health chief says
News/World: The UN health agency's director general told officials gathered in Geneva for the opening of the WHO's annual meeting that "declining testing and sequencing means we are blinding ourselves to the evolution of the virus." He also noted that almost one billion people still haven't been vaccinated.
Officials confirm 10 cases of severe, unexplained hepatitis among Canadian children
News/Health: Ten children in Canada were found to be suffering from severe and mysterious cases of hepatitis over a recent five-month period, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada, following an investigation into unexplained liver inflammation in children.
'A crutch to continue to prejudice': Montreal's LGBTQ community fears stigma from monkeypox
News/Canada/Montreal: Quebec health officials have confirmed two cases of monkeypox in the province and are investigating 20 suspected cases. Since many of those are tied to men who have sex with men, Montreal's LGBTQ community is worried about the social impact of the virus.
Canada investigating 'a couple dozen' suspected monkeypox cases: Tam
News/Politics: Canada's chief public health officer said Friday provincial health authorities are investigating "a couple dozen" people who may be infected with monkeypox — and most of the specimens under review are from Quebec, where two cases were already confirmed this week.
Canadian study offers important clue to why some back pain becomes chronic
News/Health: A study conducted by researchers at McGill University and scientists from Italy suggests that blocking inflammation after injury might make that pain chronic — a finding that challenges the standard approach to treating pain.
U.K. to offer smallpox vaccine shots to health workers as monkeypox spreads in Europe
News/Health: A smattering of monkeypox cases in Britain has prompted authorities to offer a smallpox vaccine to some health-care workers and others who may have been exposed, as a handful more cases were confirmed in parts of Europe.
Montreal public health authority probing 17 cases of suspected monkeypox
News/Canada/Montreal: Dr. Mylène Drouin, director of public health for the island of Montreal, says most cases of the disease, transmitted by close contact and respiratory droplets, are not severe, and there is no reason for people to panic.
Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Thursday, May 19
News/Canada/Calgary: The province is in discussion about expanding eligibility for fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, but three doses continues to remain effective against severe outcomes for most people, says Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health.