‘Dear health-care worker’: Send a message of thanks to those on the front lines

It all started with a selfie.  Actually, several selfies — taken by several health-care workers on the frontlines of fighting COVID-19 — that prompted CBC Information Radio host Marcy Markusa to launch... Read more »

COVID-19 could kill between 1,200 and 9,000 by end of month, Quebec public health officials warn

Public health experts with the Quebec government are projecting between 1,200 and 9,000 people could die of COVID-19 by the end of the month, although authorities hasten to add they believe the... Read more »

Amazon testing disinfectant fog at New York warehouse after coronavirus protests

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is testing the use of disinfectant fog at a warehouse in Staten Island, New York starting on Tuesday, the company told Reuters, following worker protests over the risk... Read more »

New York’s Cuomo sees coronavirus crisis slowing despite record daily death toll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Even as doctors and nurses struggled to save an onslaught of gravely ill coronavirus patients, the number of new COVID-19 hospitalizations appeared to be leveling off in New... Read more »

A Holistic Approach to Gut Health: Where to Start?

We now know that a healthy gut (or microbiom) is linked to a healthy body and mind. Many wellness experts now refer to our gut as our second brain, because it is... Read more »

Doctors, nurses demand government fill ‘unacceptable’ gaps in protective gear on front lines

Canada’s doctors and nurses are demanding that the federal government do more to protect front line workers against COVID-19, calling a critical lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) “outrageous and unacceptable.” Organizations... Read more »

U.S. regulators delay decision on Roche SMA drug risdiplam to Aug. 24

ZURICH (Reuters) – U.S. regulators delayed a decision on Roche’s spinal muscular atrophy drug risdiplam, the Swiss drugmaker said on Tuesday, after the company submitted more data in February on the medicine... Read more »

CDC removes unusual guidance to doctors about drug favored by Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed from its website highly unusual guidance informing doctors on how to prescribe hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs recommended by President... Read more »

It’s now or never: Visual events have 100 milliseconds to hit brain target or go unnoticed

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have defined a crucial window of time that mice need to key in on visual events. As the brain processes visual information, an evolutionarily conserved... Read more »

Common coronaviruses are highly seasonal, with most cases peaking in winter months

Of the seven coronaviruses known to infect people, four cause common respiratory infections that are sharply seasonal and appear to transmit similarly to influenza, according to a new study by University of... Read more »