Health-care comedians: New Canadian show features front-line heroes

A new virtual comedy show features a lineup of health-care professionals from across Canada — who also happen to be comedians. The idea started as a way to entertain those … Read More

Canada could see resurgence of potentially deadly childhood respiratory virus this summer: report

Canada should anticipate a resurgence of a potentially deadly childhood respiratory virus as COVID-19 physical distancing measures are relaxed, according to a new report. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is very … Read More

‘1 in 8 billion’: How a devastating genetic anomaly hit 3 Alberta siblings

An Alberta family devastated by a terminal diagnosis for their two daughters has just found out their youngest son has the same, ultra rare disease. One genetic expert says the … Read More

Mothers turning to breast milk to protect children too young for COVID-19 vaccines

After Danielle Quinn received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, she continued to breastfeed her youngest daughter, Elise, in hopes of passing some antibodies to her. Recently she’s started to … Read More

Why all COVID-19 vaccine side effects matter, not just the serious ones

One of the leaders of the largest independent vaccine safety study in Canadian history says tracking the mild side effects of COVID-19 vaccines is as important as recording the rare … Read More

Why rare blood clots could be a side effect of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The European Medicines Agency has ruled a link is “possible” between the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and rare but serious blood clots. Now the EU drug regulator says the disorder should … Read More

Dentists seeing ‘mask mouth’ and stress-related issues during COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Elena Hernandez-Kucey says it’s a something dentists across North America have been talking about: a noticeable increase in stress-related dental issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are seeing more … Read More

So you got a COVID-19 shot. Now what can you do?

More than a 1.4 million Canadians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and many are wondering what’s safe for them now. Can they hug their grandkids? … Read More

Can the flu shot and other routine vaccines protect against COVID-19?

Sometimes the tool you need is right there in the toolbox. None of the COVID-19 vaccines has been approved for children yet, but researchers around the world are studying the … Read More

‘Nobody wants to waste them’: What should Canada do with leftover COVID-19 vaccine doses?

Scoring a leftover dose of COVID-19 vaccine is like winning the lottery. But who should be allowed to play? Canada has approved two vaccines so far: one from Pfizer-BioNTech and … Read More

COVID-19 variants could be spreading across Canada. Are labs doing enough to detect them?

Canadian labs have detected about two dozen cases of concerning COVID-19 variants in our country so far. Read more: Community spread of new COVID-19 variants may be happening in Canada: … Read More

Immune but infectious: Can someone vaccinated against COVID-19 still spread the virus?

As the cross-Canada roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines continues this week, it’s still unclear whether the injections can actually prevent the spread of the virus. While both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna … Read More

Patients, health organizations band together to bring breakthrough treatments to Canada sooner

Thirteen health charities and patient groups are calling on the Canadian government to improve access to life-changing medical treatments. The organizations, including the ALS Society of Canada, Canadian Cancer Survivor … Read More