CDC warns of multi-state Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats

A Listeria outbreak has sickened 10 people across three states, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes deli meats are the cause. The CDC issued a warning about the... Read more »

Hundreds roll through Nova Scotia drive-thru flu shot clinic

Hundreds lined up in Bridgewater, N.S., this weekend for a new drive-thru experience — a flu shot. The community drive-in flu clinic, for those ages five and up, is a first for... Read more »

Top doctor warns that severe illness likely to rise, trailing spike in COVID-19 cases

Canada’s top physician says she fears the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths may increase in the coming weeks as the second wave continues to drive the national death toll toward 10,000.... Read more »

Hand sanitizer can be harmful to children, but experts say benefits outweigh risks in COVID-19 fight

One of many ways of trying to keep children safe from the COVID-19 illness has also meant increasing their exposure to products that can be toxic and have harmful side effects when misused... Read more »

Why lockdowns alone won’t save us from the pandemic

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. The prospect of... Read more »

U.S. sets single-day record for COVID-19 cases during new surge

More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, a record one-day increase in infections during the pandemic as the virus surges... Read more »

‘COVID-19 is not like that’: Alberta’s top doc avoids using term ‘second wave’

CALGARY — Even as Alberta added more than 1,200 new cases of coronavirus over the past three days of reporting, the province’s top doc says she doesn’t want to refer to it... Read more »

Alberta lawyer calls for action after 55 COVID-19 cases reported at Calgary jail

An Alberta lawyer is calling for action after an outbreak of COVID-19 at a Calgary jail leapt to 55 cases, a notable increase after the outbreak was initially reported Thursday. Edmonton-based criminal defence... Read more »

2 coronavirus vaccine trials resume final-stage testing after pauses

AstraZeneca has resumed the U.S. trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine after approval by regulators, and Johnson & Johnson is preparing to resume its trial on Monday or Tuesday, the companies said... Read more »

New imaging method reveals HIV’s sugary shield in unprecedented detail

Scientists from Scripps Research and Los Alamos National Laboratory have devised a method for mapping in unprecedented detail the thickets of slippery sugar molecules that help shield HIV from the immune system.... Read more »