• 'This is NOT a blip': COVID-19 cases are accelerating in Canada. Should we be worried? By National Post   -   Sep 16, 2020

    'THIS IS NOT A BLIP': COVID-19 CASES ARE ACCELERATING IN CANADA. SHOULD WE BE WORRIED?

    Confirmed COVID-19 infections are accelerating upwards, hospital and intensive care admissions in some cities are rising modestly and...

    Hospital, Canada, Health, News
  • B.C. medicare ruling clashes with 2005 Supreme Court decision that said Quebec can't ban private health insurance By National Post   -   Sep 12, 2020

    B.C. MEDICARE RULING CLASHES WITH 2005 SUPREME COURT DECISION THAT SAID QUEBEC CAN'T BAN PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE

    On the face of it at least, the two decisions seem to clash on a provocative constitutional issue. In B.C. Thursday, a trial judge...

    Face, Canada, Health, News
  • Older Canadians less likely to suffer depression despite increased COVID-19 death rate: study By National Post   -   Sep 10, 2020

    OLDER CANADIANS LESS LIKELY TO SUFFER DEPRESSION DESPITE INCREASED COVID-19 DEATH RATE: STUDY

    If one thing is crystal clear after eight months of pandemic, it's that the risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19 climbs dramatically...

    Stress, Depression, Canada, Health, News
  • Tam preaches caution as students return to school and COVID numbers rise By National Post   -   Sep 9, 2020

    TAM PREACHES CAUTION AS STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL AND COVID NUMBERS RISE

    OTTAWA - With students returning to classrooms across the country, the nation's chief public health officer warned Tuesday that Canadians...

    Canada, Health, News
  • Authorities misinterpreting COVID-19 trial data with 'disastrous' results, Canadian researchers say By National Post   -   Sep 8, 2020

    AUTHORITIES MISINTERPRETING COVID-19 TRIAL DATA WITH 'DISASTROUS' RESULTS, CANADIAN RESEARCHERS SAY

    When British scientists studying potential treatments for COVID-19 released early results on hydroxychloroquine in June, it was not...

    Hospital, Drugs, Canada, Health, Health and Wellness, National, News, World
  • As we enter The Great Unknown, the second wave of COVID-19, is Canada better prepared than we were before? By National Post   -   Sep 5, 2020

    AS WE ENTER THE GREAT UNKNOWN, THE SECOND WAVE OF COVID-19, IS CANADA BETTER PREPARED THAN WE WERE BEFORE?

    One evening in mid-March, as a weird and eerie illness was making itself frighteningly real in northern Italy and New York City, Ontario...

    Cancer, Cataract, Lifting, Hospital, Canada, Health, News
  • Diets high in ultra-processed foods linked to premature aging, study finds By National Post   -   Sep 2, 2020

    DIETS HIGH IN ULTRA-PROCESSED FOODS LINKED TO PREMATURE AGING, STUDY FINDS

    Diets high in processed foods such as chips, chocolate bars, soft drinks, instant noodles, and packaged bread and buns are more likely...

    Obesity, Diet, Nutrition, Food, Diet &amp, Fitness, Eating &amp, Drinking, Health, Life
  • Canada strikes more deals for COVID-19 vaccine, but may have to wait in line behind other nations By National Post   -   Aug 31, 2020

    CANADA STRIKES MORE DEALS FOR COVID-19 VACCINE, BUT MAY HAVE TO WAIT IN LINE BEHIND OTHER NATIONS

    Capping a flurry of procurement announcements Monday, the federal government made a bold claim: Canada would be at the “front of the...

    Vaccination, Injection, Injections, Canada, Canadian Politics, Health, Health and Wellness, National, News, World
  • Health care workers prepare for possible 'twindemic' this fall - a double whammy of COVID-19 and flu By National Post   -   Aug 28, 2020

    HEALTH CARE WORKERS PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE 'TWINDEMIC' THIS FALL - A DOUBLE WHAMMY OF COVID-19 AND FLU

    The body's blood vessels are lined with tiny, super-soft “hairs” that wave around like tentacles in the blood. They normally keep platelets,...

    Flu, Hair, Canada, Health, News
  • Home COVID-19 tests could help find people while they are contagious, experts say. Health Canada isn't convinced By National Post   -   Aug 26, 2020

    HOME COVID-19 TESTS COULD HELP FIND PEOPLE WHILE THEY ARE CONTAGIOUS, EXPERTS SAY. HEALTH CANADA ISN'T CONVINCED

    Cheap, rapid COVID-19 tests simple enough to use anywhere - home, school, the office - could help us climb out of the pandemic disaster,...

    Vaccination, Nose, Canada, Health, News
  • Top Canadian sex researcher quits scientific group after being blasted for views on transgender issues By National Post   -   Aug 26, 2020

    TOP CANADIAN SEX RESEARCHER QUITS SCIENTIFIC GROUP AFTER BEING BLASTED FOR VIEWS ON TRANSGENDER ISSUES

    The prickly politics around transgender issues have boiled over again, prompting a leading Canadian sex researcher to quit an international...

    Canada, Health, News, Sexual Health
  • Bigger class could mean up to five times the COVID-19 infections, Canadian study suggests By National Post   -   Aug 22, 2020

    BIGGER CLASS COULD MEAN UP TO FIVE TIMES THE COVID-19 INFECTIONS, CANADIAN STUDY SUGGESTS

    Just how great a risk or not COVID-19 is in classrooms has an entire nation slightly unnerved, so mathematician Chris Bauch and his...

    Plan, Canada, Health, News
  • First U.S. face transplant recipient dies, leaving an important legacy By National Post   -   Aug 20, 2020

    FIRST U.S. FACE TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT DIES, LEAVING AN IMPORTANT LEGACY

    By Fay Bound Alberti , University of York and Victoria Hoyle , University of York On December 9 2008, 45-year-old Connie Culp became...

    Hands, Food, Face, Health, World
  • Should random COVID-19 tests for kids and teachers be part of our back-to-school plans? By National Post   -   Aug 20, 2020

    SHOULD RANDOM COVID-19 TESTS FOR KIDS AND TEACHERS BE PART OF OUR BACK-TO-SCHOOL PLANS?

    Dr. Michael Silverman is an infectious diseases doctor and father of twins, five-and-a-half-year-old boys, who recently returned home...

    Plan, Canada, Health, News
  • Fleece neck gaiters and bandanas are least effective at stopping COVID-19 droplets, study finds By National Post   -   Aug 11, 2020

    FLEECE NECK GAITERS AND BANDANAS ARE LEAST EFFECTIVE AT STOPPING COVID-19 DROPLETS, STUDY FINDS

    It turns out the common refrain that any mask is better than no mask is not always true, researchers say. But their study, published...

    Face, Canada, Health, News, World
  • Gyms are open, but are they safe in the age of COVID-19? Here's what you need to know By National Post   -   Aug 7, 2020

    GYMS ARE OPEN, BUT ARE THEY SAFE IN THE AGE OF COVID-19? HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Gyms have reopened across most of Canada and that means membership fees have restarted. Many people now have to decide whether to return...

    Canada, Health, Life, News
  • China spat may be threatening Canada's bid to get early access to leading COVID-19 vaccine: experts By National Post   -   Aug 5, 2020

    CHINA SPAT MAY BE THREATENING CANADA'S BID TO GET EARLY ACCESS TO LEADING COVID-19 VACCINE: EXPERTS

    Canada's first big push for a COVID-19 vaccine may be falling victim to sour relations with Beijing, as Chinese officials continue...

    Vaccination, Drugs, Canada, Canadian Politics, Health, News, World
  • Cross-border steel worker forced to choose between job and kids wins COVID-19 ruling By National Post   -   Aug 4, 2020

    CROSS-BORDER STEEL WORKER FORCED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN JOB AND KIDS WINS COVID-19 RULING

    The steel worker crossed the border every day, driving from his home in Michigan to his job on the other side of St. Marys River in...

    Canada, Canadian Politics, Health, Health and Wellness, National, News, World
  • Has COVID-19 ended gyms as we know them? One fitness expert has seen the future, through Zoom By National Post   -   Aug 2, 2020

    HAS COVID-19 ENDED GYMS AS WE KNOW THEM? ONE FITNESS EXPERT HAS SEEN THE FUTURE, THROUGH ZOOM

    The busiest day in the history of Forme Fitness was the day before lockdown. Last September, Chris Smits and his brother, Marty, reinvested...

    Drop, Culture, Diet &amp, Fitness, Health
  • Study confirms massive age differences in COVID-19 death rates, middle-aged hit harder than thought By National Post   -   Jul 30, 2020

    STUDY CONFIRMS MASSIVE AGE DIFFERENCES IN COVID-19 DEATH RATES, MIDDLE-AGED HIT HARDER THAN THOUGHT

    A new global study of COVID-19 death rates confirms that people older than 80 years old are massively more likely to die from the disease...

    Senior, Canada, Health, News, World