CFIA warns there may be gluten in ‘gluten-free’ President’s Choice chicken strips

TORONTO — Canadians with celiac disease and similar disorders are being warned not to consume a frozen chicken product labelled as gluten free because it may in fact contain gluten. The Canadian... Read more »

Robots to be tested to help people living with dementia in Manitoba

WINNIPEG — Science fiction has long envisioned a future where robots provide health care to humans. It appears the future has now arrived. Manitoba is teaming up with Victoria Hospital to study... Read more »

N.S. appeals court hears case of woman trying to stop husband’s assisted death

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s top court reserved its decision Thursday following a hearing during which an 82-year-old woman tried to stop her husband from receiving a medically assisted death. The woman is... Read more »

Loneliness levels high during COVID-19 lockdown

During the initial phase of COVID-19 lockdown, rates of loneliness among people in the UK were high and were associated with a number of social and health factors, according to a new... Read more »

Accuracy of commercial antibody kits for SARS-CoV-2 varies widely

There is wide variation in the performance of commercial kits for detecting antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to a study published September 24 in the open-access journal... Read more »

Some severe COVID-19 cases linked to genetic mutations or antibodies that attack the body

People infected by the novel coronavirus can have symptoms that range from mild to deadly. Now, two new analyses suggest that some life-threatening cases can be traced to weak spots in patients’... Read more »

Mapping the human heart, cell by cell

Ka-thump. Ka-thump. Ka-thump. Though we barely notice it most of the time, the steady beating of a human heart is an amazingly complex performance. Like an orchestra, thousands of cells have to... Read more »

Talc and petroleum jelly among the best lubricants for people wearing PPE, study finds

For frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) like face visors, googles, and respiratory protective equipment is an essential part of working life. More workers are wearing... Read more »

Uncovering a ‘suPAR’ culprit behind kidney injury in COVID-19

Kidney injury is a dreaded complication in patients hospitalized for COVID-19, with more than a third of patients ending up in need of dialysis. Patients with COVID-19-related kidney injury are also at... Read more »

COVID-19: Berlin scientists lay basis for a passive vaccination

Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and Charit√© — Universit√§tsmedizin Berlin have identified highly effective antibodies against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and are now pursuing the development of a passive... Read more »