'Long' COVID causes bad smells and tastes, depression for some survivors: 'Hot water smells like rotting meat'
Katrina Haydon can’t eat, shower or brush her teeth the same way she used to six months ago because of parosmia, a smell disorder sometimes associated with COVID-19 “long-haulers,” or people whose COVID symptoms last long after they test positive for the virus.
A rise in postpartum mental health challenges sparks new supports
News/Canada/Hamilton: Before the pandemic, about one in seven women would experience postpartum depression or anxiety. A new paper’s researchers say that number has increased to one in three. New local solutions have cropped up as a result.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday
News/World: U.S. President Joe Biden is set to kick off a more urgent campaign for Americans to get COVID-19 booster shots Thursday as he unveils his winter plans for combating the coronavirus and its omicron variant with enhanced availability of shots and vaccines but without major new restrictions.
Survivors of severe COVID-19 may have an increased risk of dying over the next 12 months, study suggests
Patients who had severe COVID-19 may be twice at risk of dying over the following year, compared to patients who had a mild or moderate case, or individuals not infected by novel coronavirus, according to a new study.
Fauci says COVID-19 diverted resources from fight against AIDS
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said Tuesday the COVID-19 pandemic has diverted scientific and financial resources from the fight against AIDS, seriously impeding global efforts to achieve the U.N. goal of ending AIDS by 2030.
Travel amidst omicron: WHO says people aged 60 and older should delay travel to certain areas
In guidance released on international travel in relation to the COVID-19 omicron variant, the World Health Organization (WHO) wrote Tuesday that people ages 60 and older should delay travel to "areas with community transmission."
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Wednesday
News/World: Nigeria has detected its first case of the omicron coronavirus variant in a sample it collected in October, weeks before South Africa alerted the world about the variant last week, the country's national public health institute said Wednesday.
Omicron could threaten COVID-19 immunity — but we're not going back to 'square one'
News/Health: The omicron variant, now reported in multiple Canadian provinces and a growing number of countries worldwide, could threaten hard-won immunity to the virus behind COVID-19. But there's hope the highly mutated variant won't bring the world back to "square one" in this pandemic.
FDA approves 'glowing tumor' drug to help surgeons identify ovarian cancer cells
Cytalux (pafolacianince), a drug that binds to ovarian cancer tissue and glows when exposed to fluorescent light, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help surgeons detect ovarian tumors during surgical procedures in patients.