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.
How Canada changed its position on pandemic travel bans
News/Politics: Countries are acting swiftly to isolate regions where COVID-19 variants of concern have emerged. Many scientists are not convinced that travel bans actually work. Some say bans encourage countries to downplay outbreaks or hide new variants. Others say bans can buy time.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday
News/World: The omicron variant was already in the Netherlands when South Africa alerted the World Health Organization about it last week, Dutch health authorities said Tuesday, adding to fear and confusion over the new version of the coronavirus in a weary world hoping it had left the worst of the pandemic behind.