Pandemic accelerating, global peak still to come: WHO chief

TORONTO — After a record number of new COVID-19 cases were reported worldwide over the weekend, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that the pandemic is worsening despite... Read more »

This non-dairy ice cream product sold in B.C., Alta. actually contains dairy: recall

VANCOUVER — A product sold in B.C. and Alberta has been recalled because it contains an ingredient the label specifically says is left out. Daiya Foods Inc. recalled one flavour of its... Read more »

Why Canadian health leaders are downplaying concerns about airborne COVID-19 microdroplets

TORONTO — Some of Canada’s top provincial doctors are downplaying new concerns from hundreds of scientists that physical distancing and frequent handwashing are not enough to fully protect against airborne transmission of... Read more »

Many Canadians say they’ll likely choose to get a COVID-19 vaccine, but some won’t

TORONTO — The vast majority of Canadians say they expect they’ll choose to get a COVID-19 vaccine when and if one is available, but some others say they likely will not, according... Read more »

Our animal inheritance: Humans perk up their ears, too, when they hear interesting sounds

Many animals, including dogs, cats and various species of monkeys, will move their ears to better focus their attention on a novel sound. That humans also have this capability was not known... Read more »

Desk-based jobs may offer protection against poor cognition in later life

People who work in jobs that require less physical activity — typically office and desk-based jobs — are at a lower risk of subsequent poor cognition than those whose work is more... Read more »

Dopamine neurons mull over your options

In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana must choose his grail “wisely,” as a poor choice spells instant death. According to a new study by Professor Masayuki Matsumoto at the University... Read more »

Women’s egg quality dependent on metabolic factors

Increasing the levels of a chemical found in all human cells could boost a woman’s fertility and help select the best eggs for IVF, according to University of Queensland research. In the... Read more »

Interplay of impact, moral goals influences charitable giving to different causes

Charitable giving is a nearly half-trillion-dollar sector of the U.S. economy, but what accounts for why some individuals, foundations and corporations give locally while others give to charities on the other side... Read more »

Flu in early life determines our susceptibility to future infections

Early infections of influenza A can help predict how the virus will affect people across different ages in the future and could impact the effectiveness of flu vaccines, says a new study... Read more »