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Study finds Hydroxychloroquine not effective fighting COVID-19

A much-anticipated study, co-authored by Dr. Emily McDonald, a physician at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, has found that hydroxychloroquine — a drug much-touted by U.S. President Donald Trump — was not effective in fighting COVID-19. »

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Canada takes a big step forward in the race to find a COVID-19 vaccine

As governments and laboratories around the world race to develop a vaccine to defeat COVID-19, Canada’s publicly-funded National Research Council has announced it is teaming up with a Chinese company that appears to be very much in the race. The »

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More and more Canadian teenagers are vaping: study

A new survey of Canadian teenagers suggests that vaping is on the rise–big time. The biggest takeaway from the study–published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics: The number of Canadian young people surveyed who said they had ever tried »

Economy, Health

New COVID-19 council hopes to aid fight to secure more PPE

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, so does the competition–by countries and other jurisdictions around the world–to come up with the supplies needed to protect front-line health-care workers, including, it must be noted, the odd clown. It is anything but »

Health, International

Health Canada delivers warning on Trump-touted drugs

Following the lead of their counterparts in Europe and the United States, Canadian health authorities have issued a warning against the use of anti-malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to prevent or treat COVID-19. “Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine can have serious side »

Health, Society

Laws to fight COVID-19 misinformation are in the political hopper

Canada appears headed towards drafting legislation to fight a misinformation explosion plaguing many countries around the world, regarding COVID-19.. In a story published today, Privy Council  President Dominic LeBlanc tells tells CBC News’ Elizabeth Thompson that the Liberal government is »

Health, Society

Health Canada interim measure to increase supply of hand sanitizer

Health Canada announced last night that they are making access to products such as hand sanitizer, disinfectants, masks and gowns, easier due to the growing demand and need for those products during the COVID-19 outbreak. These products are normally subject »

Health

VIA Rail enforces special measures to deal with COVID-19

VIA Rail, Canada’s national passenger rail service, announced yesterday that it is enforcing special health and safety measures to deal with COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, outbreak.  According to a press release, VIA Rail said that they have increased daily »

Health

Canadian holistic medicine clinic warned over coronavirus treatment products

The United States Food and Drug Administration has sent a warning letter to the Vivify Holistic Clinic, a holistic medicine clinic based in Sarnia, Ontario, for selling products that are intended to treat, or prevent COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. »

Health

Vaping prevalent among young Canadians

According to new data released earlier this week from Statistics Canada, vaping is more prevalent among younger Canadians. Survey results said that in 2019 15 per cent of teenagers aged 15 to 19 reported that they had vaped 30 days »