Health and Lifestyle

Quebec rolls out COVID-19 booster shots for seniors in long-term care homes

The Health Department says it launched the new vaccine campaign for at-risk people because it expects infections to rise in the fall after schools...

Monkeypox outbreak ‘shows signs of slowing’ in Britain, health officials say

The monkeypox outbreak across Britain "shows signs of slowing" but that it's still too soon to know if the decline will be maintained, health...

‘Unchartered territory’: Toronto family of child with rare disease raises $3M for therapy

'This could change his life,' said Terry Pirovolakis of a gene therapy clinical trial to treat son Michael's ultra-rare condition, SPG50.

1st COVID-19 variant-adapted vaccine approved in United Kingdom

Apart from Moderna, partners Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech have also been testing versions of their mRNA vaccine modified to combat Omicron variants.

CBSA allowing one-time ArriveCan exemption for vaccinated travellers

The Canada Border Services Agency is allowing a one-time exemption for vaccinated travellers who may be unaware of the requirement to submit their health...

Canadian Blood Services in talks with firms that pay donors for plasma as supply dips

The agency said it is in "ongoing discussion with governments and the commercial plasma industry" on how to more than double domestic plasma collection...

Plans underway to monitor Canadian sewage for monkeypox, polio traces: Tam

Canada's chief public health officer says plans are underway to sift through Canadian sewage to test for and measure new health threats like monkeypox...

How does polio spread? What are the symptoms? Here’s what we know

The polio virus is considered very contagious and spreads mostly from person to person, through contaminated water and via fecal particles.

Eye implant made from pig skin restored sight in blind people, according to study

Scientists have devised a way to turn pig skin into collagen that can be implanted into diseased corneas to restore sight to the blind,...

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