Here’s what medical experts say about the importance of kids returning to school

OTTAWA — Parents, medical experts and provincial governments are weighing the risks of sending kids to school during a pandemic against the potential mental health issues of keeping them at home. While... Read more »

The Best Exercises for Runner’s Knee

Runner’s knee can derail the most dedicated running routines. It’s a common term for pain around the kneecap—a result of soft tissue irritation. Too much running (overuse) is often the culprit. Poor running... Read more »

When Can You Get The COVID-19 Vaccine — And What Can You Do Now?

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the United States has been chaotic, but the bottom line is this: Two highly safe and effective vaccines are available, and millions of doses have already been... Read more »

The grey tsunami: Number of Atlantic Canadians over 75 will double in 20 years

HALIFAX — The number of seniors in Atlantic Canada will increase by 32 per cent over the next 20 years, putting added pressure on the region’s health-care system and labour market, a... Read more »

Manitoba government not collecting overpayments to doctors, auditor general says

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s auditor general says the provincial government is not retrieving the vast majority of overpayments it makes to doctors. Tyson Shtykalo examined fees that physicians across the province were paid... Read more »

Hamilton doctors call on province to pay nurses self-isolating after negative COVID tests

A group of doctors from Hamilton emergency departments say the province should pay nurses who have to isolate after being exposed to COVID-19. Hospital administrators in Niagara and Hamilton have said that some... Read more »

New insights into the link between sunlight exposure and kidney damage

A new collaborative study from researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the University of Washington (UW) and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS),... Read more »

A closer look at T cells reveals big differences in mild vs. severe COVID-19 cases

A big question on people’s minds these days: how long does immunity to SARS-CoV-2 last following infection? Now a research team from La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), The University of Liverpool... Read more »

Study finds genetic clues to pneumonia risk and COVID-19 disparities

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have identified genetic factors that increase the risk for developing pneumonia and its severe, life-threatening consequences. Their findings, published recently in the American Journal... Read more »

Why older adults must go to the front of the vaccine line

Vaccinating older adults for COVID-19 first will save substantially more U.S. lives than prioritizing other age groups, and the slower the vaccine rollout and more widespread the virus, the more critical it... Read more »