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Doctors advise parents to ensure kids get routine vaccines following COVID disruptions

Pediatricians are concerned about possible outbreaks of preventable diseases if too many children were underimmunized or not vaccinated at all.

Visiting family for the holidays? How to stay safe amid rising COVID, flu and RSV cases 

With a triple threat of viruses spreading this year, health experts are urging Canadians to take protective measures during the holiday season.

More than 4,000 children’s educational toys recalled over possible lead contamination

Health Canada has ordered the recall of a toy for infants – Placote My First Cube – due to possible lead contamination, a highly...

Lack of urgency on mental health transfer contributing to ER crisis, advocates say

A lack of urgency to improve and expand access to mental health and addictions care across the country is contributing to the 'crisis' in...

Nova Scotia sees big spike in flu cases, doctor refers to it as ‘epidemic’

A doctor in Nova Scotia is bringing attention to a spike in flu cases for the province, a weekly figure she said is normally...

‘Zombie’ virus revived after 50,000 years trapped in Siberian permafrost

The study's authors discovered 13 never-before-seen viruses that have been lying dormant, frozen in ice, over tens of thousands of years.

Omicron changed the course of the pandemic 1 year ago and still dominates. What’s next?

On Nov. 24, 2021, a group of scientists in South Africa alerted the World Health Organization to a concerning new COVID-19 variant the world...

Kids’ pain meds: Canada to get 500K additional units in coming weeks

An additional shipment of 500,000 units of children’s pain medications will be brought to Canada in the next three weeks as shortages continue amid...

Province announces free flu shots for all Quebecers effective immediately

The flu shot will be free for everyone in Quebec effective immediately, the provincial government announced Friday in a statement.

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