New global COVID-19 infections continue to fall, WHO reports

The number of new COVID-19 cases continued to fall last week, with 3.6 million new cases reported globally, down from four million new infections the previous week, the World Health … Read More

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

COVID-19 pandemic did not affect Canada’s preterm and stillbirth rates, study finds

New research has revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic did not not have an effect on the rates of preterm or stillbirths happening in Canada. A study published Tuesday in the … Read More

Reopening post-pandemic could trigger Canadians battling addiction, experts warn

For 46-year-old Mark White, the COVID-19 pandemic, he said, created the perfect conditions for his addiction to thrive. “I started to really self isolate in my garage and the using … Read More

Rethinking the wine-to-unwind culture amid the pandemic

Throughout her life, Alisa Arbuckle had always exercised, had a healthy diet and didn’t smoke, but during Ontario’s first COVID-19 lockdown in the spring of 2020, she noticed a habit … Read More

WATCH: B.C.’s COVID-19 update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, June 22

Health officials are providing updates on the coronavirus in B.C. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will hold press conferences as part of efforts to … Read More

How conspiracy theorists are using a CDC database to spread misinformation and fear

A U.S. early-warning system for detecting vaccine side effects is being weaponized by the global anti-vaccination movement. The Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System (VAERS), run by the Centers for Disease … Read More

Yellow is the new orange: Quebec lowers pandemic alert for some regions

Quebec is once again easing COVID-19-related restrictions in some parts of the province, including Montreal and Quebec City. As of Monday morning, all the regions that were previously classified as … Read More

COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating period poverty, removing access to products

Periods are a monthly visitor for people around the world yet many struggle just to talk about menstruation. “Periods are one of the last great taboo topics,” said Amanda Laird, … Read More

Internationally trained health-care professionals unable to help in COVID-19 fight. Here’s why

Canada is in its third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with emergency and intensive care departments struggling to cope with the number of cases. Yet there continues to be an … Read More

‘You just felt chronically tired’: COVID-19 pandemic burning out Canadian nurses

There’s more evidence of the toll the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on health-care workers. As a nurse, Sarah Walji has shouldered more than her share of the pandemic. “You’re working … Read More

‘This is big’: Experts concerned that COVID-19 fears could lead to tsunami of cancer cases

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Canada, but during the pandemic physicians and healthcare providers have noticed a steep decline in new diagnoses. “You wonder where … Read More

‘I couldn’t take it anymore’: Why some medical staff are calling it quits amid COVID-19

Sharon Tonner-Clarkson never imagined she’d leave her job as a personal support worker. She’s worked in palliative care in Toronto for nearly a decade. It’s gruelling and emotional work, providing … Read More

Nova Scotia hospitals learning from rest of Canada about possible COVID patient spike

Health officials in Nova Scotia say they are learning from the rest of the country as it prepares for the arrival of a third wave of COVID-19. Nova Scotia has … Read More

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 pandemic could be a tipping point in ending stigma around mental health care

This essay is part of a series of perspective-based essays, written by health-care workers at the University Health Network (UHN), that delve into how they’ve survived the pandemic as people, parents … Read More

Upper Hammonds Plains church hosts province’s first African Nova Scotian vaccination clinic

Reverend Andrea Anderson was the first person to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the province’s first African Nova Scotian vaccination clinic on Thursday. “I’ve been long awaiting this so I’ve … Read More

WHO, 23 nations back creation of pandemic treaty to prepare for future health crises

Leaders of 23 countries and the World Health Organization on Tuesday backed an idea to create an international treaty that would help the world deal with future health emergencies like … 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

‘Everyone is at risk’: Migrants and undocumented workers need the COVID-19 vaccine too

Lily has risked her life working on the frontlines in one of the most dangerous settings for COVID-19 deaths in the country: long-term care homes. She says that she doesn’t … Read More

Coronavirus: Young Canadians with rare diseases feeling impact of pandemic

In the backyard of their home in Horseshoe Valley, north of Barrie, Ont., smiling three-year-old Josef Gortnar is proudly pushing his big sister on the swings. “It’s bittersweet because he’s … Read More

COMMENTARY: Virtual care will continue long after COVID-19 pandemic ends

This essay is part of a series of perspective-based essays written by healthcare workers at the University Health Network (UHN), that delve into how they’ve survived the pandemic as people, parents, … Read More

‘Burnout is real’: COVID-19 pandemic takes mental health toll on health-care workers

As the one-year mark since the declaration of the global coronavirus pandemic arrives, the continuing health crisis is taking a toll on the mental health of those on the front … Read More

‘A lot of suffering’: Frontline health-care workers describe the moments before death by COVID-19

It is a bright, crisp early March morning and the sun is shining outside of Downsview Long Term Care Home in the north end of Toronto. Spring is coming, a … Read More

In Newfoundland and Labrador, three ingredients made for explosive COVID-19 outbreak

With her classes, three part-time jobs and a wide circle of friends, Grade 12 student Alika White began Feb. 7 with a full schedule. But after a call from public … Read More

‘It was a shocker’: Front-line health-care worker’s family hit by COVID-19

When Anissa Khan’s father starting feeling sick, she immediately told him to go get tested for COVID-19. Khan had already tested positive herself, and her mother was quite ill with … Read More

Coronavirus: How the rise of new variants in Canada could impact schools

After an extended period of virtual learning amid a COVID-19 lockdown, the return to in-person classes in Toronto comes as a relief to parents like David Wood. “I love my … Read More

N.L. reports 53 new cases of COVID-19, schools closed in St. John’s

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 10, 2021 2:59 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Heath officials in Newfoundland … Read More

35% of Canadians learned a new recipe during the pandemic: survey

A food literacy survey by Dalhousie University showed that fewer Canadians learned a new recipe during the pandemic than expected. A total of 10,004 Canadians were surveyed in January 2021 … Read More

A tale of two provinces: New Brunswick and Nova Scotia’s pandemic fortunes have diverged in 2021

After a summer marked by open borders and low COVID-19 cases across Atlantic Canada, the pandemic fortunes of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have diverged in the first part of … Read More

“They’re struggling behind closed doors”; Doctors reveal disturbing stories of child maltreatment during pandemic

A disturbing trend has led to a plea from doctors across the country as more babies and children are being treated with serious trauma, fractures and in some cases, malnutrition. … Read More

WATCH: B.C.’s coronavirus update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, Jan. 29

Health officials are providing updates on the coronavirus in B.C. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will hold press conferences as part of efforts to … Read More

Do I need to wear two masks? Doctor answers our coronavirus questions

Ontario received good news on Tuesday as the province reported 1,740 cases of COVID-19, the lowest on a single day since mid-December. But the news of an outbreak in a … Read More

The question looming over N.L.’s winter pandemic election: Will anyone vote?

NDP Leader Alison Coffin kicked off the first full week of Newfoundland and Labrador’s winter pandemic election by promising to strengthen public services and increase the minimum wage – deficits … Read More

Nova Scotia reports zero new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

Nova Scotia health officials reported no new cases of the coronavirus on Monday — the second time the province hasn’t reported a daily increase since the start of 2021. The … Read More

Biden promises vastly different approach to COVID-19 pandemic

When Joe Biden is sworn-in as president of the United States, it will mark the beginning of a new era in the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans … Read More

‘The big one’: WHO warns future pandemics could be worse than coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 1.7 million people, destroyed economies and pushed hospitals to the brink of collapse. But the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that despite the … Read More

Pregnancy during COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges for Canada’s expectant mothers

Canada’s expectant mothers say they are juggling a wider range of challenges than ever in their pandemic pregnancies. “We wanted to have a baby, but at the same time, it’s … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 2 new COVID-19 cases, pop-up testing site made available in Eskasoni

Nova Scotia reports two new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, for the third day in a row, bringing the total number of active cases to 38. One of the … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 2 new COVID-19 cases on Monday

Nova Scotia reports two new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, for the third day in a row, bringing the total number of active cases to 38. One of the … Read More

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 would have been worse without recent advances in science

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19, has killed approximately 2.2 per cent of those worldwide who are known to have contracted it. But the situation could be a … Read More

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 ended Trump’s presidency after one term — and here’s why

Did the COVID-19 pandemic doom Donald Trump’s re-election? Our study examining the effect of COVID-19 cases on county-level voting in the United States shows that the pandemic led to Trump’s … Read More

COVID-19 lockdown isn’t easy, but these small Newfoundland towns are pulling it off

On Sunday night, before the tiny town of Harbour Breton on Newfoundland’s south coast asked businesses to temporarily close following two confirmed cases of COVID-19, Mayor Georgina Ollerhead got a … Read More

COMMENTARY: How COVID-19 lockdown inactivity can lead to muscle loss

As the world digs in for the second wave of COVID-19, flu season and winter, people also face a serious risk from reduced physical activity — especially older adults. Developing … Read More

COMMENTARY: What scientists look for in COVID-19 clinical trial results

As the second wave of COVID-19 escalates in Canada and around the world, pharmaceutical companies have been announcing vaccine trial results that promise to help ease restrictions and return us … Read More

N.S. first responders launch education site on trauma amid year of COVID, violence

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 2, 2020 12:20 pm     Updated December 2, 2020 12:21 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

An inside look at how Nova Scotia tests for COVID-19

As coronavirus cases continue to climb in Nova Scotia, front-line workers across the province are gearing up and are well prepared. That includes staff at the province’s main testing laboratory. … Read More

For Canadians living abroad, a COVID-19 Christmas means difficult decisions

I first met Canadian Dave Mathews (not to be confused with U.S. rock star Dave Matthews) at a pub trivia night in London, earlier this year. He was sitting at … Read More