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Health Canada authorizes remdesivir to treat patients with severe COVID-19

Health Canada has given it conditional authorization to use the drug remdesivir for treatment of patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19 who have pneumonia and require extra oxygen to help them breathe. Remdesivir – brand name Veklury – is the »

Health, Society

COVID-19 could bring permanent changes to Canadians’ lives, Trudeau says

The COVID-19 pandemic could bring long-lasting changes to the lives of Canadians and the things they took for granted until the virus swept through the country and upended our daily lives, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Speaking at his »

Health, International

Canada pledges $850M to global efforts to fight COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that Canada has pledged to invest $850 million in Canadian and international research to accelerate the global development of COVID-19 vaccines as well as tests and treatments for the fight against the pandemic. Speaking »

Health

Philanthropic grant funds research for innovative way to treat brain disorders

A $16.7 million grant from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation will fund research for a new innovative way to treat brain diseases and disorders such as cancer and Alzheimer’s according to a press release from the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

New hope for improved recovery from stroke

Canadian research and development of a new drug has shown great potential to help patients in their recovery from stroke by reducing brain cell damage. Dr. Michael D Hill (MD  MSc, FRCPC) is a professor of Neurology at the University »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Promising HIV/AIDS research and treatment using antibodies, not drugs

Uses natural antibodies, not drugs A small-scale trial study has shown promise in the fight against HIV. The study involves use of natural white blood cell antibodies to help fight the virus. Dr. Daniel Kaufmann (MD) is a professor in »

Politics

Canada’s international trade minister diagnosed with cancer

Canada’s International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr says he’s undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this week. In a statement released on Twitter on Friday, Carr, a Liberal Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, said his “spirits »

Health

Exercise can help with cancer and help prevent it, says panel

An international panel of experts in cancer and rehabilitation has devised new guidelines to help people prevent cancer or recover from it and improve their survival. “In terms of cancer treatment, we know that being active, in theory, has been »

Health, Society

Bias, discrimination prevent people getting obesity care: study

Science shows that obesity is a chronic disease like diabetes or cancer, yet people living with it are being told “they did this to themselves, and that they don’t deserve to be supported,” says Dr. Arya Sharma, the scientific director »

Health

Blood cancer survival rates in Canada on the rise, report finds

Canadians diagnosed with blood cancers today have a much greater chance of beating the disease than 30 years ago thanks to advances in precision medicine, according to a report released Wednesday by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). The report – Canadian »