Skip to content

Health

Questions raised about value of random COVID-19 tests for travellers

Questions raised about value of random COVID-19 tests for travellers

OTTAWA — Infectious disease experts are at odds over how valuable it is to randomly test travellers arriving in Canada for COVID-19, as the federal government relaunched its mandatory testing program.
Emergency alerts for extreme heat could save lives, experts say

Emergency alerts for extreme heat could save lives, experts say

Experts say sending emergency alerts during extreme heat events could save lives, but a multi-faceted approach to warning the public is needed in order to reach the most vulnerable residents and help them take action.
Indiana Republicans propose banning abortion with exceptions

Indiana Republicans propose banning abortion with exceptions

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Leaders of Indiana’s Republican-dominated Senate on Wednesday proposed banning abortion with limited exceptions — a move that comes amid a political firestorm over a 10-year-old rape victim who came to the state from neighboring O
Saskatchewan to begin vaccinating kids under 5 against COVID-19

Saskatchewan to begin vaccinating kids under 5 against COVID-19

REGINA — Saskatchewan says it will be offering COVID-19 vaccines for children under five starting Friday.
Nova Scotia reduces multiple-letter requirement for gender-affirming care

Nova Scotia reduces multiple-letter requirement for gender-affirming care

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's elimination of the requirement for multiple medical specialist letters to access gender-affirming surgery is a “big win” for improving transgender health care, the executive director of the Halifax Sexual Health Centre said We
Younger children in Manitoba now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine, top doc says

Younger children in Manitoba now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine, top doc says

WINNIPEG — Manitoba children ages six months to four years will soon be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The province is set to distribute the Moderna vaccine that was recently approved for young children.

Nurse gets year in prison for replacing fentanyl with saline

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A nurse who previously worked at a Florida hospital has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for stealing fentanyl and replacing the powerful pain medication with saline.
What it means if you're randomly selected at the airport for a COVID-19 test

What it means if you're randomly selected at the airport for a COVID-19 test

OTTAWA — You've just returned from a fabulous trip abroad. You make it through Canadian customs, ready to get home and settle back into normal life, or at least the new normal you've established since the pandemic.
COVID-19 deaths in Newfoundland and Labrador surpass 200

COVID-19 deaths in Newfoundland and Labrador surpass 200

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — COVID-19 has killed four more people in Newfoundland and Labrador in the past week. Data posted to the government's online dashboard shows that 202 people in the province have now died from the disease since the pandemic began.
Crowd protests relocation of abortion clinic to New Mexico

Crowd protests relocation of abortion clinic to New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Anti-abortion activists from across the U.S. converged in southern New Mexico on Tuesday to protest relocation plans by the Mississippi clinic at the center of the court battle that overturned the Roe v.