Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are travelling abroad despite Omicron
Statistics Canada tallied more than 700,000 Canadian air passenger arrivals returning home from abroad in December despite Omicron's spread and Canada's advisory against international travel abroad. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

As U.S. accelerates distribution of rapid tests, critics call on Ottawa to catch up
As Canadians grapple with the highly transmissible Omicron variant and a molecular testing regime that has all but collapsed, rapid antigen tests have become a much-needed lifeline — for those lucky enough to get their hands on one. In the U.S., 875 million at-home tests will be distributed this month. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Smoothie product sold online recalled for potential cyanide poisoning
A frozen smoothie product that was sold online across Canada has been recalled after reports of illnesses caused by cyanide poisoning. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Why Omicron shows it's time to update our COVID-19 vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines work incredibly well at preventing severe disease, but future boosters will likely need to be tailored to target new and existing variants, strengthen immunity and ultimately help regain control over the pandemic.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Canada 'may' have passed peak of Omicron wave, says top doctor
Canada may have passed the peak of the Omicron wave but the number of people hospitalized because of COVID-19 is now at its highest level since the pandemic began, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said today. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Using rapid tests? N.S. Health now recommends swabbing both throat and nose
Nova Scotia Public Health is now recommending those who use rapid tests to swab their nose and their throat with the same swab when collecting their sample. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Jan. 21
Ireland is to scrap almost all its COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday after a major surge in infections did not lead to a significant increase in the numbers requiring intensive hospital care, a senior minister said. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
Ireland is to scrap almost all its COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday after a major surge in infections did not lead to a significant increase in the numbers requiring intensive hospital care, a senior minister said. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Delay of 3-year-old's cleft palate surgery 'heartbreaking,' says Ontario mom who was told it's non-urgent
Andrea Gerardi of Windsor, Ont., has been waiting nearly two years for her son to get surgery she says would improve his quality of life, but it's been pushed to an unknown date due to the pandemic. The head of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons says people across the country are also facing surgery delays. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

Ontario sewage tests indicate slow decline of COVID-19 infection rates
Results from over 80 facilities testing sewage for COVID-19 across Ontario reveal that infection rates in the province have slowly declined following a peak at the beginning of the month. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Why letting users know what's in the drugs they're taking is important as opioid deaths rise
With opioid-related deaths mounting across Canada, health experts are warning that drug checking services are now more important than ever in helping users make informed decisions. One Toronto pilot program is helping do just that. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Take 2 steps and call me in the morning: Exercise as a prescription for depression
The pandemic and revolving lockdowns have sharpened public health focus on treating mood disorders such as depression with relatively simple but effective exercise. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Ontario sewage tests indicate COVID-19 may have plateaued but levels still high, experts say
Results from facilities testing sewage for COVID-19 across Ontario indicate that infection rates may have plateaued, yet levels of the Omicron variant still appear to remain high, experts say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Spain locked down hard to fight COVID-19 - now it's preparing to live with the virus
Almost two years after a tight lockdown, Spain is preparing to adopt a different COVID-19 playbook. With one of Europe's highest vaccination rates and one of its most pandemic-battered economies, the government is laying the groundwork to treat the next infection surge not as an emergency but an illness that is here to stay. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Jan. 20
Quebec seems to have reached a peak in COVID-19 hospitalizations, but the province "cannot afford to lift measures" aimed at slowing the spread of infections, Premier François Legault said Thursday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news