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Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Cancer patients need second vaccine on time, say pharmacists

Health authorities in Canada have opted to delay giving people their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in order to inoculate more people with a first dose. Pharmacists say delaying the second vaccine for cancer patients puts THEM at risk. They »

Health, Politics

House of Commons returns from break–debates vaccine rollout

Canada’s vaccine rollout program took centre stage as the House of Commons resumed sitting on Monday following a six week break. Canada is not receiving any doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine this week, and future deliveries are expected to drop »

International, Sports

Olympics ‘2020-1’, Maybe no fans, maybe no games

With the coronavirus showing no signs of diminishing around the world, questions are arising about the already once-postponed summer Olympics. Originally set for last summer in Tokyo, the Games were postponed to this summer in the hope the virus would »

Health, Politics, Society

Trudeau seeks to reassure Canadians on vaccination efforts

Despite hitting a snag in Pfizer-BioTech vaccine deliveries to Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to reassure Canadians on Tuesday that the overall vaccination strategy is still on track and that every Canadian willing to take the vaccine will be »

Health

Adolescence lasting longer, say scientists

For physical and social reasons, adolescence is lasting longer say some doctors and scientists in an opinion piece published in the scientific journal Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. They hold that early puberty has started adolescence in most parts of »

Health, Society

Hospital delays informing patient of potential cancer

So we’re sitting here on a holiday in one of the richest countries in the world only to hear news that a hospital did not inform a patient about a spot on her lung for 11 months. CBC investigated the »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Request for delay in oil pipeline criticized

In an about-face, Canadian oil company TransCanada has asked the U.S. government to temporarily suspend its review of the Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed pipeline to ship crude oil from the western Canada to Texas has been the subject of »