How to help your kids get through a COVID-19 test

Getting a COVID-19 test is uncomfortable for anyone but for children, the nasal or throat swab could potentially be a painful and scary experience. More and more students are taking … Read More

Massive coronavirus test wait times not a sign of ‘good testing regime’: Ambrose

Lengthy wait times for those seeking coronavirus tests are not a sign of a “good testing regime” in the affected provinces, said former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose. In an … Read More

A coronavirus ‘game changer’: Canadian company claims it can detect virus in the air

A company in southwestern Ontario claims to have developed game-changing technology that can detect COVID-19 particles in the air. Kontrol Energy Corp. specializes in indoor air quality and its monitoring … Read More

Should you get a COVID-19 test before a gathering? One doctor weighs in

Doctors and experts are talking about the possibilities of a second coronavirus wave that may have begun, as some provinces are seeing an increase in the number of cases since … Read More

Quebec woman’s patience tested by 8th positive COVID-19 test

She’s been tested so many times that Sarah-Laurence Côté says the nurses at the testing centre have started rooting for her. “They recognize me,” Côté says. “They say ’let’s hope … Read More

Israeli researchers studying test that can detect coronavirus in under a second

A newly developed saliva test aims to determine in less than a second whether or not you are infected with the novel coronavirus, Israel’s largest medical center said on Thursday. … Read More

University of New Brunswick developing portable coronavirus diagnostic tests

Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are coming up with a faster way to diagnose COVID-19 with point-of-care devices that can be used by clinicians. Read more: Why COVID-19 … Read More

Should you tested for coronavirus if you don’t have symptoms?

Up until the last week, many provinces had mostly been testing patients with COVID-19 who had persistent symptoms, including a cough, fever and shortness of breath.  Now, some provinces and … Read More

Should you be tested for coronavirus if you don’t have symptoms?

Up until the last week, many provinces had mostly been testing patients with COVID-19 who had persistent symptoms, including a cough, fever and shortness of breath.  Now, some provinces and … Read More

What is coronavirus contact tracing and how important is it as Canada reopens?

Contact tracing is one of the key tools necessary to quell COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to experts. As provinces and territories reopen slowly and by … Read More

Worker from JBS meat packing plant near Brooks dies with COVID-19 test pending

Provincial health officials confirmed Wednesday that a worker from the JBS meat packing plant near Brooks, Alta., has died while awaiting results from a COVID-19 test.  “There are two additional … Read More

U.S. approves first saliva-based diagnostic test for COVID-19

Rutgers University researchers have received U.S. government clearance for the first saliva test to help diagnose COVID-19, a new approach that could help expand testing options and reduce risks of … Read More

Coronavirus: I just had my COVID-19 test — here’s how it went

I don’t get easily freaked out. I’ve had several traumatic health-related episodes in my lifetime, but I’m a healthy person and I think I maintain a level, calm head about … Read More

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