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Health, Society

Canadian researchers learn to reprogram cells to fight TB

A team of Canadian researchers may have discovered a new way to combat tuberculosis by learning to reprogram the body’s own immune cells to kill invading TB bacteria, according to a new study published online today in the journal Cell. According» 

Health

New shingles vaccine protects against excruticating pain

Most Canadians born before 1995 have had chicken pox and are at risk of developing the horribly painful disease, shingles. But a new vaccine offers an over 90 per cent chance of preventing shingles. ‘Terrible’ nerve pain can last weeks,» 

Environment, Health, Society

Free snacks will vaccinate raccoons against rabies

Tasty snacks containing rabies vaccine will be distributed in the southern part of Quebec in hopes of keeping that province free of rabies. There has been an outbreak of the fatal disease in New York state and officials want to» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada-US vaccine against Zika ready for human trials

Researchers in Canada and the US have developed a new type of vaccine which has had success against the zika virus in lab testing. Scientists in Quebec at the Université de Laval Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDRC) , and in» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Early flu shots may stave off other illnesses

Getting the flu and other respiratory illnesses might cause inflammation which later may contribute to dementia, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to a recent study. Campaigns are on now across Canada to try to convince people to get their annual» 

Health, International, Society

Canada gears up for annual flu vaccine campaign

Every year, health authorities encourage Canadians to get the annual flu vaccine starting in late October and early November. While many people scoff at influenza, each year more than 10,000 Canadians are hospitalized after catching it and several thousand cases» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canadian Pharmacists:boys need HPV vaccine too

This month the Canadian Pharmacists Assocation (CPhA) called on the federal government to expand vaccination against the “human papillomavirus”  (HPV) to include boys and young men. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in Canada. Approximately 3 out of» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

New bird flu threat, future solution

Authorities are concerned about a new strain of avian flu which is spreading across China. This new strain is exhibiting different characteristics from other strains, and researchers have suggested that it may mutate further and risks becoming a pandemic. Matthew» 

Health, International

Delivery delay of Canada’s Ebola vaccine due to an intellectual property dispute?

A made-in-Canada experimental Ebola vaccine is still sitting in a Canadian laboratory instead of being dispensed in West Africa because of an intellectual property dispute by the U.S. company that purchased a licence to the vaccine’s commercialization from the Canadian»