Monkeypox cases under investigation in Canada as outbreak spreads in Europe, U.S.
News/Health: Health officials in Quebec are investigating more than a dozen cases of suspected monkeypox in Canada, after U.S. and European health officials confirmed rising cases of the rare infectious disease — suggesting a wider outbreak may be happening globally.
Baby formula shortage: why many mothers can't breastfeed
Even though breastfeeding is recommended as the heathiest option for babies, mothers dealing with the baby formula shortage are often ridiculed for the practice in public, while other mothers fear being judged for not following what is often considered the maternal ideal
Monkeypox outbreak spreads in Europe as U.K., Portugal confirm cases
News/Health: Portuguese authorities said on Wednesday they had identified five cases of rare monkeypox infection and Spain's health services are testing eight potential cases after Britain put Europe on alert for the virus.
2 children hospitalized in Memphis because their specialty formula is out of stock
A doctor at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, says he admitted two young patients -- a toddler and a preschooler -- because the specialty formula they need is out of stock and they haven't been able to tolerate any replacements.
Airport COVID-19 measures harder to justify now, says expert
News/Canada: Random COVID-19 testing for airline passengers, perhaps outside of the airport, is still a good idea, but checking vaccine status is a less effective public health measure now, says respirologist Dr. Samir Gupta.
N.B. falls short of target to improve system following suicide of teen
News/Canada/New Brunswick: One year after promising to implement 21 recommendations within the fiscal year to fix the issues identified in the wake of Lexi Daken's death, the province has only completed seven of them.
Covid-19 wastewater surveillance is promising tool, but critical challenges remain
Covid-19 surveillance is at a crossroads in the United States. With at-home tests now outnumbering those done in laboratories, official case counts are more incomplete than ever as the nation -- and world -- faces down increasingly transmissible coronavirus variants.
Sask. might not have counted all COVID-19 deaths, excess mortality numbers suggest
News/Canada/Saskatchewan: Data from Statistics Canada and confirmation from the Saskatchewan government indicate the province might have undercounted COVID-19 deaths in 2021. It's the result of a figure known as excess mortality, which happens when more deaths occur during a certain period of time than what would be typically expected.
What you should know to master portion control, according to an expert
Ultraprocessed foods and beverages are being sold in sizes up to five times larger than when they were first introduced, according to a recent study. Here are expert tips to help you downsize your portions and improve your health.
What to do if you test positive for Covid-19 now
Covid-19 infections are on the rise, with most US states reporting an increase in cases. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the highly contagious BA.2.1.21 subvariant of Omicron is now the dominant strain of coronavirus nationwide.
Investigators search for culprit behind norovirus outbreak in B.C. oysters
News/Canada/British Columbia: Norovirus contamination in B.C.'s most productive oyster growing region has become a regular occurrence, setting back the industry's international reputation and putting farmers on edge. Investigators are chasing down the cause of this year's outbreak after laws and regulations failed to prevent it.