2 Ontario doctors barred from issuing medical exemptions for COVID vaccines, masks, tests
Two Ontario doctors have been barred from issuing medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines, masking requirements and testing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Edmonton mother who contracted COVID-19 while pregnant thankful she got the shot
Cheryl Franko, who was pregnant with her first child, was initially worried about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine and whether it could potentially harm her baby. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world Monday
All Ontarians vaccinated against COVID-19 can now download their enhanced certificates, which include a QR code. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Manitobans working with vulnerable face choice of COVID-19 test or discipline
Get tested or face the consequences — that's the new choice facing potentially thousands of Manitobans who work with vulnerable populations but have yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Patients out thousands in deposits to Ontario plastic surgeon who they say disappeared
Before the patients could get their plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Mahmood Kara seemingly disappeared and their money hasn't been returned. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Molecular testing requirement for COVID-19 to remain as land border opens: Blair
Canadians will still need to take a molecular test, like the expensive PCR test, in order to return to Canada from the United States after the land border reopens in November. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

I was raised vaccine hesitant. Now I'm double vaxxed against COVID-19
I didn’t challenge some of the vaccine assumptions I learned in my childhood until I became seriously ill, writes Rachel Grantham. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Vaccine allergy? Experts say most past reactions not valid reason for exemptions
Allergists across the country have safely inoculated most patients who come into their clinics, regardless of allergy history, says an Ontario doctor who's noticed an uptick in requests for allergy assessments after the government began implementing COVID-19 vaccine certificates last month. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Saskatchewan asks other provinces if they can spare ICU staff amid COVID-19 crisis
Saskatchewan is looking for people who typically work in ICUs, including nurses, respiratory therapists and perfusionists — staff who operate heart-lung machines. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Oct. 17
Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne, which has spent more time under COVID-19 lockdowns than any other city in the world, is set to lift its stay-at-home orders this week. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Sunday
Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne, which has spent more time under COVID-19 lockdowns than any other city in the world, is set to lift its stay-at-home orders this week. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Quebec nurses refuse mandatory overtime this weekend as pandemic adds to pressure
Quebec's largest nurses' union says more than 30,000 of its members across the province are refusing mandatory overtime this weekend. The union says it formally notified provincial and regional health authorities on Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Russia tops 1,000 new deaths for the 1st time amid record COVID-19 surge
Russia's daily death toll from COVID-19 has exceeded 1,000 for the first time as the country faces a sustained wave of rising infections. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

New Zealand dispenses national record number of COVID-19 vaccine doses at 'Vaxathon'
Health-care workers in New Zealand administered a national record number of vaccine jabs Saturday as the nation held a festival aimed at getting more people inoculated against COVID-19. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Searching for hope in midst of addictions and housing crises, Dryden, Ont., focuses on young people
As the small Ontario city of Dryden deals with its growing addictions and homelessness crises, officials focus on creating connections for young people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Thunder Bay Source Type: news

Why doctors say COVID booster shots aren't for everyone — yet
Many Canadians are wondering why more people are eligible for booster shots in countries like the U.S. and Israel. Immunologists and infectious disease experts say the guidelines in Canada make scientific sense. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Where's the line on who gets COVID booster shots?
Many Canadians are wondering why more people are eligible for booster shots in countries like the U.S. and Israel. Immunologists and infectious disease experts say the guidelines in Canada make scientific sense. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New COVID cases continue downward trend, but officials urge caution as flu season approaches
Health officials say COVID-19 cases are still trending downward nationally but warn that a hard flu season could put more pressure on the health care system. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

No safe injection site, homeless shelters force those in need in Dryden, Ont., to help each other
There's a great divide in Dryden, Ontario's smallest city: People needing immediate help for addictions and homelessness are being told it'll take time to put evidence-based solutions like safe consumption sites in place. But for individuals like Shauna Pinkerton, time isn't on their side. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Thunder Bay Source Type: news

Ontarians can begin downloading QR code COVID-19 vaccine certificates over next 3 days
Ontario is making COVID-19 vaccine certificate QR codes available for download beginning over the next three days, starting Friday morning for those born between January and April before expanding to more residents. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
In Europe, protests erupted in Italy on Friday as one of the most stringent anti-coronavirus measures in Europe went into effect, requiring all workers, from magistrates to maids, to show a health pass to get into their place of employment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

What we know about kids and COVID-19 vaccines
With the possibility of COVID-19 vaccination getting closer for children ages five to 11, pediatricians say they're getting questions from parents about how safe and necessary they are, and are ready to discuss any concerns with compassion. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art Source Type: news

Saskatchewan looking to send COVID-19 patients to Manitoba as ICUs overwhelmed
Saskatchewan is exploring the possibility of sending COVID-19 patients to Manitoba, a day after it announced plans to send those sick with the virus to Ontario. Saskatchewan Health Minister Paul Merriman said Thursday that officials in that province have reached out to its neighbouring province to start a discussion. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

7 doctors and nurses flown from N.L. helping Fort McMurray hospital through 4th wave
Seven doctors and nurses from Newfoundland are in Fort McMurray helping the local hospital expand its ICU and take care of numerous COVID-19 patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

B.C. health officials impose additional COVID-19 restrictions on northern B.C. to curb transmission
Starting at midnight personal gatherings indoor and outdoor will be restricted to fully vaccinated people only. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Ontario's vaccine verification app for businesses now available as 417 new COVID-19 cases reported
Ontario reported 417 new cases of COVID-19 and the deaths of three more people will the illness on Thursday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday
Russia on Thursday recorded the highest daily numbers of coronavirus infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic, a rapidly surging toll that has severely strained the nation's health-care system. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

The U.S. land border is reopening, but Canadians with mixed vaccines are still in limbo
At the same time the U.S. reopens the land border, it will start requiring that foreign travellers entering the country be fully vaccinated. The U.S. hasn't said yet if it will accept passengers with mixed vaccines. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

How a failed deal with China to produce a made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine wasted months and millions
The federal government’s failed collaboration with a vaccine manufacturing company in China early in the pandemic has led to a delay of nearly two years in efforts to create a made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Failed deal with China delayed made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine plans
The federal government’s failed collaboration with a vaccine manufacturing company in China early in the pandemic has led to a delay of nearly two years in efforts to create a made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Why northeastern B.C. has the lowest vaccination rates in the province — and how that's slowly changing
There are multiple reasons northeastern B.C. has the lowest vaccination rates in the province, including a distrust of government mandates. The result is overfull hospitals and a climbing death toll, but that may slowly be changing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

WHO hopes new COVID-19 panel can find coronavirus origins
The World Health Organization has formed a scientific advisory group to further investigate the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, and how humans became infected with it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

How lungs delivered by drone saved an Ontario man's life
That drone carried a pair of lungs 1.5 kilometers across downtown Toronto in what University Health Network believes was a world-first delivery that saved the life of Alain Hodak, 63, who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Pediatric patients now excluded from Alberta's critical-care triage protocol
Alberta Health Services says pediatric patients will receive care even if Alberta's intensive care units are stretched beyond capacity. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Quebec delays vaccine mandate for health-care workers by one month, fearing staffing crisis
Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé announced health-care workers will have 30 more days to get adequately vaccinated. The original deadline was Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Canadian Blood Services now allows some gay, bisexual men to donate plasma in Calgary, London, Ont.
Canadian Blood Services is taking the first steps to allowing gay and bisexual men who have sex with men — which it calls the gbMSM community — to donate blood plasma, starting in the test cities of Calgary and London, Ont. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Oct. 13
The Pan American Health Organization says COVID-19 cases are dropping overall in North America but remain high in the American Midwest, Alaska, and Canada's Northwest Territories. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Wednesday
The Pan American Health Organization says COVID-19 cases are dropping overall in North America but remain high in the American Midwest, Alaska, and Canada's Northwest Territories. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Help wanted: Nova Scotia has more than 2,100 health-care vacancies
A new office dedicated to hiring health-care workers in Nova Scotia needs to take immediate action to address employees who feel overworked and undervalued if it hopes to fill hundreds of vacancies, say union leaders representing paramedics and nurses in the province. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Toronto-area teacher says he faced suspension without pay for wearing N95 mask in class
Three Toronto-area teachers who've chosen to buy and wear N95-style masks in the classroom say they've been threatened with disciplinary action because only board-issued but less-protective blue surgical masks are allowed.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

These Quebec nurses are willing to sacrifice their careers to avoid getting COVID-19 shots
CBC News spoke to three Quebec nurses who'd rather lose their jobs than be vaccinated against COVID-19. With the province imposing a deadline for nurses to be vaccinated, some of them are making backup plans. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Some unvaccinated people are going public after getting COVID-19. Will it convince others to get the shot?
Vaccine hesitancy experts say appeals from those who have experienced the consequences of being unvaccinated could help counter frightening misinformation spread by anti-vaccine groups. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Drone delivers lungs for transplant to Toronto hospital in world 1st, health network says
University Health Network and Unither Bioelectronique say they have completed the world's first transplant of lungs delivered by an unmanned drone. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Oct. 12
The pandemic has forced more than 100 million people into poverty and left over four billion people with little or no social support, health care or income protection, the United Nations says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday
The pandemic has forced more than 100 million people into poverty and left over four billion people with little or no social support, health care or income protection, the United Nations says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Doctor wait-list nears 78,000 as N.S. government gets to work on health-care promises
Nova Scotia's wait-list for a new doctor has risen by 60 per cent over the last year, putting added pressure on politicians to act as they head to the House of Assembly Tuesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Italy is about to bring in the strictest COVID-19 measures in Europe
Despite violent protests in Rome this weekend over new COVID-19 requirements for workplaces, Italy is moving ahead with the strictest measures against COVID-19 in Europe. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

COVID-19 deaths are surging in Russia, but vaccination lags
COVID-19 cases and deaths are near all-time highs in Russia, but vaccination rates are lagging. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Still worried about getting a vaccine for COVID-19? Here's how to understand the rare, but real, risks
Some Canadians remain wary of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 or have lingering questions about the safety of vaccines. Here's what the research shows about the risks of getting vaccinated — and why it remains a far better option than getting infected. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Moderna won't share its COVID-19 vaccine formula
Moderna has no plans to share the recipe for its COVID-19 vaccine because executives have concluded that scaling up the company's own production is the best way to increase the global supply, the company's chairman said Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news