COVID-19 pill effective in preliminary testing may be 'holy grail' of pandemic, Dr. Marc Siegel says
A new possible medication to treat coronavirus-positive patients could be enough to turn the pandemic on its head, Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel revealed Sunday on "Fox & Friends Weekend."
Advocates urge Liberals to cancel 'devastating' cut to services for Canadians with print reading disabilities
News/Politics: Two organizations that provide accessible reading material to people with reading disabilities have launched a campaign to stop a planned cut to their federal funding.
Prioritizing people with specific conditions for COVID vaccine slows race for herd immunity: N.S.'s top doctor
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: Advocates want governments to prioritize vaccinating people with disabilities. Some Canadian provinces plan to do so, but Nova Scotia isn't one of them. The province's chief medical officer of health says prioritizing specific groups based on health conditions would slow the race for herd immunity.
At home for a year, office workers complain of aches, pains and Zoom fatigue
News/Technology & Science: Working from makeshift setups with non-ergonomic chairs and unorthodox workspaces has caused some physical strain. And collaborating with colleagues remotely for so long has only worsened a COVID-era ailment of another kind: Zoom fatigue. Experts offer tips for staying healthy in your home office.
Why hospitals are beginning to reuse or recycle masks, IV bags, drills they used to throw out
News/Technology & Science: Equipment such as masks, gowns and surgical drills that has been previously used can be a safer choice than single-use, disposable options, doctors say. Here’s why more hospitals are shifting to reusable PPE and medical supplies, and how they’re finding ways to recycle previously unrecyclable medical supplies, such as IV bags.
The provinces might get their health funding boost — with strings attached
News/Politics: The premiers' call for a massive boost in the federal contribution to health care isn't going anywhere for the time being — but there's room for a working compromise, once the pandemic has subsided.
A behind-the-scenes look at why Canada delayed 2nd doses of COVID-19 vaccines
News/Health: Canada is the only country in the world delaying second doses of COVID-19 vaccines from three weeks after the first dose to four months, but critics say we are venturing into uncharted scientific waters that may lead to complications down the road.
This man is on his deathbed because of the health care he received in prison, lawsuit alleges
News/Canada: Garrie Garrell is suing the federal government for $12 million. He alleges the care he received from medical staff during a recent two-year stint behind bars, primarily at Beaver Creek federal prison in Gravenhurst, Ont., is the reason he's dying.
Detroit mayor turns down J&J COVID-19 vaccine for now, but White House claims he was misunderstood
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan this week turned down thousands of doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine that recently saw emergency use approval from the Food and Drug Administration, appearing to cite concerns over the jab’s lower efficacy when compared to the coronavirus vaccines created by competitors Pfizer and Moderna.
How approval of Johnson & Johnson's 'one and done' COVID-19 vaccine could change Canada's vaccination game
News/Canada/Toronto: A one-dose COVID-19 vaccine is now approved for use in Canada — and vaccine experts say the shot from Johnson & Johnson could give a major boost to countrywide vaccination efforts while offering a "real solution" to hasten the end of the pandemic.