Moderna delays expected to push back vaccine deliveries by more than a week
Moderna is facing a persistent "quality assurance" backlog at its production facilities — a roadblock that has resulted in days-long delivery delays for doses destined for Canada, the military commander leading vaccine logistics said today. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

'Our situation is dire,' top health official says as Ontario sees 4,736 new COVID-19 cases
Ontario reported 4,736 new cases of COVID-19 and a third-wave high of 29 more deaths of people with the illness on Thursday as total hospitalizations climbed to more than 1,900. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday
Health officials in Nunavut reported the territory's first confirmed case of COVID-19 in weeks on Wednesday, while Yukon's top doctor said that the P1 variant of concern has been detected in the territory. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Shut down travel between provinces to control spread of variants, experts say
The coronavirus variant P1 is surging in B.C. and spreading east. Infectious diseases and critical care specialist Dr. Srinivas Murthy joins Dr. Brian Goldman to break down what you need to know about P1 — and what can be done to stop it. One suggestion? Restrict interprovincial travel. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art Source Type: news

Hospitalized mom, 24, pleads with Quebecers to take pandemic seriously
At 24 years old, Roxane Smith thought she would never even catch COVID-19, but after 11 days in hospital with a feeding tube in her nose, the young mother of three is begging Quebec residents to take the pandemic seriously. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

U.S. weighs next steps for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot amid reports of clotting
U.S. health officials are weighing next steps as they investigate a handful of unusual blood clots in people who received Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine — a one-dose shot that many countries were eagerly awaiting to help speed up virus protection. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Wednesday
Four Canadian provinces reported four-digit totals of new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as pandemic-related concerns prompted school officials in Calgary to prepare to send students in grades 7 to 12 home for a two-week period. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

After safety review, Health Canada says people shouldn't hesitate to get AstraZeneca vaccine
Following reports of rare blood clotting events among some who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine, Health Canada officials said Wednesday they still believe the product is safe — and Canadians should have no qualms about rolling up their sleeves for it when the time comes. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

If a pill could ease your heartbreak or enhance your relationship, would you take it?
Love potions are the stuff of fiction, but in recent years, a field of research has emerged that is exploring how to use MDMA, antidepressants and other drugs to manipulate the neurological and hormonal processes related to falling in and out of love. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/Ideas Source Type: news

Canadian medical students in St. Vincent pull 'all-nighters' to help evacuees after volcano eruptions
Claire Matlock went from handling final exams as a medical student in St. Vincent to helping people devastated by the La Soufrière volcano eruption — and the volunteer efforts of the Kitchener, Ont., resident and her friends have extended far beyond expectations. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Kitchener-Waterloo Source Type: news

Here's how COVID-19 outbreaks inside Hamilton's Juravinski Hospital started and grew
A top health official at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has broken down how COVID-19 spread inside Juravinski Hospital and caused five outbreaks in December. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Alberta NDP would likely form majority if election held today, new poll suggests
If an election in Alberta were held today, the NDP would likely win a majority as support for the governing United Conservative Party plummets, according to a new poll commissioned by CBC News.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Ontario is adding hundreds of ICU beds. But does it have the resources to support them?
As ICU admissions continue to soar in Ontario, the province says it's adding 350 more ICU beds by the end of the week. But just how much of an impact can more beds have when health-care experts say critical care is already pushed to the brink? (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Lessons from Quebec City's gym outbreak, one of Canada's largest COVID-19 superspreading events
We still don’t know exactly how it started, but the outbreak has become one of the largest recorded COVID-19 superspreading events in Canada. Experts say it serves as a cautionary tale as the country contends with more transmissible variants of the coronavirus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Ontario is adding hundreds of ICU beds. But does it have the resources to support them?
As ICU admissions continue to soar in Ontario, the province says it's adding 350 more ICU beds by the end of the week. But just how much of an impact can more beds have when health-care experts say critical care is already pushed to the brink? (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Why the U.S. recommended suspending Johnson & Johnson's vaccine, and what it means for Canada
On Tuesday, the U.S. recommended putting on hold the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Here's what we know about what led the U.S. to make this decision, and what it could mean for Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on April 13
Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced Tuesday that the province is extending emergency measures for another week in three regions, until April 25, as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Canada confirms 1st case of rare blood clot after AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
The first case of a rare but potentially fatal blood clot has been recorded in a woman in Canada after receiving the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Tiny kingdom of Bhutan vaccinates 93% of adults in 16 days
When plotted on a graph, the curve of Bhutan's COVID-19 vaccination drive shoots upwards from the first day, crossing Israel, the United States, Bahrain and other countries known for vaccinating people rapidly. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday
Ontario reported 3,670 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and 15 additional deaths, as the strain on the province's hospitals increased. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

U.S. recommends 'pause' for Johnson & Johnson vaccine in response to 6 clot reports
U.S. health officials are recommending a "pause" in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as they investigate six reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Canada's COVID-19 case rate now tops U.S. rate. Here's what the experts say
Friday marked the first day since the nascent days of the pandemic in early 2020 that Canada averaged more confirmed COVID-19 cases per million people than the U.S. Experts say it's worrisome, but that additional context is needed to better understand the situation in both countries. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Australia abandons COVID-19 vaccination targets after new advice on AstraZeneca shots
Australia has abandoned a goal to vaccinate nearly all of its 26 million population by the end of 2021 following advice that people under the age of 50 take Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine rather than AstraZeneca's shot. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Top official admits China's COVID-19 vaccines have low efficacy
In a rare admission of the weakness of coronavirus vaccines developed in China, the country's top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus variants are testing the limits of what we once thought was safe in Canada
The rapid spread of more contagious coronavirus variants across Canada is driving a devastating third wave in much of the country and increasing the level of risk in situations previously thought to be relatively safe from COVID-19. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
British Columbia launched new strategies targeting workplace outbreaks of COVID-19 and screening for its variants as some called for more aggressive action. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

'If you're sick, stay home' is a non-starter for many Canadians
Most Canadian workers still feel like they can't stay home from work, even if they are worried they might have COVID-19. Despite growing demands for better paid sick leave, most Canadians still have inadequate coverage. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Manitoba reports 1st variant death as more infectious coronavirus strains become more prevalent
Roughly one in every four COVID-19 cases in Winnipeg is now caused by a coronavirus variant, Manitoba's chief public health officer said on Thursday, as the province reported its first known death linked to one of the more contagious strains. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Why comparing COVID-19 hospitalization numbers between provinces isn't apple to apples
The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital and intensive care has been on the rise in many provinces lately, but comparing these numbers isn't exactly an apples-to-apples comparison. Not all provinces count patients the same way. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Why comparing COVID hospitalization numbers between provinces isn't apple-to-apples
The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital and intensive care has been on the rise in many provinces lately, but comparing these numbers isn't exactly an apples-to-apples comparison. Not all provinces count patients the same way. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

After back-and-forth week, Quebec signals willingness to play by new rules set by COVID variants
Premier François Legault brought an abrupt halt to Quebec's brief experiment with easing public-health measures, after many experts had warned him his government was not taking the threat of COVID-19 variants seriously enough. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on April 7
Ontario has issued a four-week stay-at-home order effective Thursday, one of several provinces imposing tighter public health restrictions amid a surge in COVID-19 cases fuelled by more transmissible coronavirus variants and growing pressure on hospitals. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Wednesday
Ontario has issued a four-week stay-at-home order effective Thursday, one of several provinces imposing tighter public health restrictions amid a surge in COVID-19 cases fuelled by more transmissible coronavirus variants and growing pressure on hospitals. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

As toll rises from N.B.'s mystery brain disease, Public Health pledges 'regular updates'
The death toll of a neurological disease found only in New Brunswick has risen from a previously reported five people to six, according to the neurologist leading the province's investigation. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Study suggests vaccines may improve symptoms for some COVID-19 long-haulers
Emerging research suggests vaccines may reduce symptoms for some of those suffering from “long COVID,” where health concerns persist for months after the infectious stage of the illness has passed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Hajdu publicizes delivery of 10 million vaccine doses as Ford blames federal rollout for shot delays
Health Minister Patty Hajdu says the federal government is closely monitoring the gap between the number of vaccines delivered to the provinces and the number that have actually been administered. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Thousands of Niagara school staff can get vaccinated against COVID-19 over April break
As many as 4,000 educators and others who work at District School Board Niagara sites can get their shots to protect against COVID-19 between April 10 and 18, according to a release from the board. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Thousands of Niagara school staff can get vaccinated for COVID-19 over April Break
As many as 4,000 educators and other people who work at District School Board Niagara sites can get their shots between April 10 and 18, according to a media release from the board. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford are set to speak later Tuesday as the country's most populous province faces increasing strain on hospitals and intensive care units as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Shortage of N.B. health-care providers forces student to pay out of pocket to see gynecologist
When her family doctor continuously blamed stress for her abdominal pain and refused to refer her to a specialist, Mhàiri Agnew was left with few options. The 20-year-old Moncton student had to pay to see a gynecologist, who diagnosed her with polycystic ovary syndrome — 15 years after her initial complaints. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Having weird, vivid dreams? Sleep researchers say you're far from alone
Being chased by swarms of bugs is among the unusual dreams people have reported over the past year, according to sleep specialists. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

COVID-19 shots for school? What needs to happen to get kids in Canada immunized
Parents and children wanting to know when COVID-19 vaccines could roll out to Canada's youngest recently got a glimpse at the answers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Variant first found in Brazil newest COVID-19 challenge in B.C.
The P1 COVID-19 variant, first seen in Brazil, is creating a big problem for health officials because of how quickly it spreads. Currently concentrated in the Vancouver area, modelling shows it could spread out of control by late April. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/The National Source Type: news

Alberta health officials investigating 2 workplace outbreaks of P1 coronavirus variant
Alberta public health officials are investigating two workplace outbreaks of the P1 variant of the coronavirus first detected in Brazil, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Why restricting AstraZeneca vaccines in Canada means balancing 'vaccine risk vs. disease risk'
Canada’s decision to suspend the use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine in Canadians under 55 during a surging third wave and a slow vaccination rollout is a calculated risk. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Is your N95-style mask failing you? Lab tests show some falling way short of filtration standards
To find out how much Canadians can trust the N95-style masks they're buying, CBC’s Marketplace tested 14 KN95 and KF94 respirator brands purchased from Amazon and big box stores. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Non-essential travel a low risk for the vaccinated, CDC says in new guidance for Americans
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting tested for the coronavirus or going into quarantine afterward. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Racial trauma counsellors in B.C. see surge in patients amid ongoing anti-Asian hate
Two racial trauma therapists in Vancouver, B.C., say they've noticed an increase in Asian Canadian patients seeking mental health support since the surge in anti-Asian attacks. Vancouver police said anti-Asian hate crimes increased over 700 per cent in 2020. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

N.W.T. confirms 1st COVID-19 variant of concern
The case reported at the Diavik Diamond Mine on March 29 is the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Staff shortage, inadequate cleaning found at site of B.C.'s deadliest care home outbreak: report
An inspection of the long-term care home at the centre of B.C's deadliest COVID-19 outbreak found staffing and cleaning levels were inadequate as the coronavirus spread throughout the facility, a freedom of information request has revealed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news