Hundreds of Ontario health experts demand province abolish for-profit long-term care
With hundreds of Ontario long-term care residents dead and COVID-19 outbreaks continuing to ravage facilities across the province, a group of health experts is pushing the province to abolish for-profit long-term care facilities. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

14-day quarantine will be mandatory for all entering Manitoba
Anyone entering Manitoba, including those coming from northern and Western Canada and western Ontario, will have to self-isolate for 14 days starting Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Trudeau says new travel restrictions will be introduced soon
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that new pandemic measures for travel are coming and Canadians should cancel any travel plans. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

London, Ont., teen struggled with COVID-19 symptoms in days leading to his death, father says
The grieving father of a London, Ont., teen who died Thursday after being diagnosed with COVID-19 says his son died at home after being treated as a day patient in hospital. He said his family is dealing with the grief of losing a 'very loving and compassionate' young man. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Trudeau says vaccine supply is in 'good shape' even as EU threatens export controls on doses
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to reassure Canadians today that vaccine shots will continue to arrive even as the European Union threatens protectionist measures to limit the export of doses abroad. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

COVID-19 variant cases surge in Ontario as 99 suspected in Barrie area
Most of the cases are tied to a devastating outbreak at a long-term care home, but two cases have no links, raising concerns about how much the virus could be spreading in the community. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Made-in-Canada coronavirus vaccine starts human clinical trials
A made-in-Canada vaccine to protect against COVID-19 began human clinical trials Tuesday in Toronto, says Providence Therapeutics, the biotechnology company that developed the vaccine. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday
The United Kingdom's official death toll in the coronavirus pandemic passed 100,000 on Tuesday as the government considered imposing hotel quarantines on international travellers to stop new virus variants reaching the country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

The grief of pregnancy loss, and the daunting return to work
Pregnancy loss is very common, but there have been very few studies on how miscarriage and stillbirth affect employees. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Doctors failed mentally ill Ontario man who killed his mother day after seeing psychiatrist, says family
Family members of an Ontario man diagnosed with schizophrenia say his doctors didn't do "their due diligence" when they failed to admit him to a hospital after he called a crisis line the day before stabbing his mother and setting her house on fire with her inside. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Inside Canada's largest COVID-19 outbreak in a federal prison
During the first wave of COVID-19, Alex Doyle did his best to keep his young family healthy. But last November, he ended up back in prison after violating his parole. And that's where he may have inadvertently become a superspreader in Canada's worst outbreak in a federal penitentiary. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Dr. Bonnie Henry tells British Columbians to 'do more.' But many wonder, what more can they do?
A number of people wondered whether the advice was particularly helpful — including the leader of the Green Party. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Jan. 25
Coronavirus deaths and cases per day in the United States dropped markedly over the past couple of weeks but are still running at alarmingly high levels. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Freeland says government considering more pandemic travel restrictions to secure border
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says the federal government is considering further limits on international travel into Canada to prevent the introduction of new COVID-19 cases as calls from opposition leaders for additional pandemic measures grow louder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

B.C. teetering on 'precipice,' says Dr. Bonnie Henry, as COVID numbers plateau at 500 daily cases
B.C. has recorded 1,344 new cases of COVID-19 and 26 deaths over a three-day period. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Fact check: How provinces are handling the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine stoppage
Monday is the first day of a week-long Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine drought in Canada, and the sudden change in plan has several provinces scrambling to readjust their vaccine rollout scheduling. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Report on COVID-19 impact on B.C. care homes calls for greater gov't oversight of sector
A report on the impact of COVID-19 on B.C.'s long term care homes calls for greater government oversight of a sector that contains both privately run businesses and homes operated by health authorities. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Casino CEO, actress identified as couple who flew to Yukon, got COVID-19 vaccines
Married couple Rod and Ekaterina Baker are accused of flouting COVID-19 rules and lying about being local motel workers in order to obtain doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine in Beaver Creek, Yukon, last week. Rod Baker has resigned from his job as CEO of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Former casino CEO, actress identified as couple who flew to Yukon, got COVID-19 vaccines
Married couple Rod and Ekaterina Baker are accused of flouting COVID-19 rules and lying about being local motel workers in order to obtain doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine in Beaver Creek, Yukon, last week. Rod Baker has resigned from his job as CEO of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Those with Alzheimer's, dementia struggling with pandemic isolation
People living with Alzeheimer's or dementia are finding the pandemic is placing an increased burden on their lives. Isolation brought on by the lack of social interaction is one of the causes. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Moderna says vaccine appears effective against new coronavirus variants — but less so for one
The two-dose Moderna vaccine approved for use in Canada appears to protect against the coronavirus variants first identified in the U.K. and South Africa, the company announced on Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Restaurant in central Alberta serving diners in defiance of COVID-19 health orders
A central Alberta restaurant was open for eat-in diners over the weekend, defying an Alberta Health Services closure order issued to the business on Friday.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Ontario reports 1,958 new COVID-19 cases amid changes to vaccines rollout
Ontario reported another 1,958 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, as experts heading the province's immunization campaign outlined how they are responding to delays in the delivery of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Monday
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is stepping up efforts to track coronavirus mutations and keep vaccines and treatments effective against new variants until collective immunity is reached, the agency's chief said on Sunday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Family, community mourn COVID-19 victim who rarely missed an Abbotsford city council meeting
William Joseph "Bill" Hireen, a proud veteran and fixture at Abbotsford, B.C., city council meetings, was diagnosed with COVID-19 in December. His battle lasted two weeks until his death on New Year's Eve. He was 93 years old. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Licences of 3 Manitoba long-term care homes 'under review' over inspector concerns
CBC News has learned that conditions at three long-term care homes have gotten to the point that Manitoba Health has taken the rare step to place their operating licences “under review” based on concerns about the ability to maintain adequate staffing levels and infection control. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

We created a support network to fight mental illness in the Indigenous community
The high number of suicides across the Indigenous community left us feeling heartbroken and determined to try our best to support people who are struggling, and people who have experienced a similar loss. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Copycat pot edibles that look like candy are poisoning kids, doctors say
Can you tell the difference? Pot-laced edibles made to look like children's candy are leading to a spike in poisonings, raising questions about why the illegal websites are allowed to sell them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

A year of coronavirus in Canada: A look back at what we've faced during the pandemic
It's been a roller-coaster ride for many of us during Canada's first year of the coronavirus pandemic from the first lockdown to the arrival of vaccines. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

As doctors urge more COVID-19 testing in schools, millions of rapid tests sit unused
Doctors applaud the start of rapid test use in long-term care homes but say the tests should also be used as part of the safe reopening of schools in high community transmission areas. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

1 year after Canada's first coronavirus case, the COVID-19 pandemic rages on
Monday marks one year since the first case of the virus that causes COVID-19 was confirmed in Canada. While many of the lessons learned from the early days of the global pandemic are being applied to the second wave, concerns remain about inadequate protections in long-term care homes.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

What the science says on travel bans, as experts warily eye new COVID-19 variants
Does sealing borders work to prevent the spread of COVID-19? Based on the available scientific evidence, the short answer is: yes, it can, though that comes with some caveats. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Support pours in for Sask. chief medical officer after protest outside his home
Regina police have confirmed a small protest took place outside the home of Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib Shahab on Saturday.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Garneau won't rule out invoking Emergencies Act to limit pandemic travel
Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau says the federal government won’t rule out invoking the federal Emergencies Act to limit travel as parts of the country continue to experience high infection rates of COVID-19. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Ontario teen who died of COVID-19 was refugee who worked as long-term care home cleaner
Yassin Dabeh, 19, worked for a cleaning company at a long-term care home near London, Ont. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

N.S. dissolves gambling awareness organization, reallocates funds from VLTs
The Nova Scotia government has quietly dissolved a non-profit arm's-length government organization dedicated to funding gambling prevention and research groups, moving the money to a more general mental health pool. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Should governments name workplaces that have COVID-19 outbreaks? The pros and cons according to experts
Canada has a patchwork of different policies in place regarding the public disclosure of COVID-19 outbreaks in workplaces, and expert opinion seems as divided as the regulations on whether making outbreaks public helps or hinders the spread of the virus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Rows of white crosses in downtown Sudbury, Ont., honour those lost to opioid crisis
What has become a haunting memorial in downtown Sudbury, Ont., started with a single white wooden cross erected by a grieving mother in October, at the spot where her 22-year-old son had died of an opioid overdose. A few months later, there are now more than 150 wooden crosses at the site, each bearing the name of someone else — another life lost to the opioid crisis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Sudbury Source Type: news

Visitors to B.C. care homes deemed 'essential' move to front of vaccine line — others wait and worry
B.C. is one of the few provinces quietly vaccinating thousands of people deemed essential visitors to loved ones in long-term care homes. But not everyone agrees with the criteria that determines who is essential, and who isn't. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Premier condemns protest outside Saskatchewan chief medical officer's home
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe condemned what he called a "misguided protest" outside the Regina home of the province's chief medical officer of health. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Woman with dementia accidentally given Pfizer vaccine after receiving Moderna dose: daughter
The regional health authority for the eastern part of the Montreal island says it is investigating the incident at CHSLD Joseph-François-Perrault, but experts say receiving the two different vaccines is no reason to panic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Male teen who worked at Ontario long-term care home has died of COVID-19, health unit says
A male teenager who worked at an Ontario long-term care home has died of COVID-19, the Middlesex-London public health unit said Saturday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Doctor gone from 2 nursing homes after being charged with obstructing COVID-19 contact tracing
An Ontario doctor who caught the coronavirus variant is no longer on the medical team at two nursing homes east of Toronto, after it was revealed this week that she's been charged with obstruction for allegedly misleading health officials about her contacts. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Teens feeling disconnected, hopeless due to COVID-19 raises alarm for parents, experts
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many teens and young Canadians feeling disconnected, hopeless and lacking motivation to navigate school and daily life — and this sentiment is causing concern for parents and experts alike. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

60% of COVID-19 long-haulers say government is 'absolutely ignoring them,' Marketplace questionnaire finds
CBC Marketplace investigated access to care for COVID-19 long-haulers across Canada, finding that over 60 per cent aren't getting the medical support they need, 50 per cent say doctors didn’t believe them, and some are paying hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars out of pocket for treatments. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Canada is on the hunt for coronavirus variants — but may not be able to keep up with outbreaks
Canada is on the hunt for highly contagious strains of the coronavirus, but experts say they could already be spreading across the country and we may not be able to keep up with surveillance as more outbreaks occur. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New coronavirus variant may be more deadly — but more evidence is needed, U.K.'s chief scientist says
There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death .than the original strain, the British government's chief scientific adviser said Friday — though he stressed that the data is uncertain (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Blood thinners help patients with moderate COVID, clinical trials find
Global clinical trials examining the potential of blood thinners to treat moderately ill COVID-19 patients have proven so successful that physicians should immediately start using them in standard care, some Canadian doctors say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New coronavirus variant may be more deadly, but more evidence is needed, U.K.'s chief scientist says
There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain, the British government's chief scientific adviser said Friday — though he stressed that the data is uncertain (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Trudeau says Pfizer CEO assured him that vaccines will arrive in February
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today the CEO of Pfizer has personally assured him that the pharmaceutical company will send vaccine shots to Canada next month. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news