Advocacy groups call for COVID-19 vaccine plan for migrants, undocumented workers

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout needs to guarantee equal access for migrants and undocumented workers, advocates for migrant rights say. The Migrant Rights Network says it worries that countless migrant and undocumented workers won’t... Read more »

Best Fitness Apps and Streaming Platforms to Get Fit From Home

YouTube fitness videos were great and all when we thought this whole novel coronavirus thing would stay, well, novel. But nearly a year into this, we’re still doing majority of our workouts... Read more »

Vaccinate essential workers before seniors, says epidemiologist suggesting B.C. rethink its rollout plan

With the B.C. government’s vaccine rollout plan now underway, an expert in virus modelling says there may be a better way to protect more people faster. The B.C. government plans to vaccinate... Read more »

Ontarians 60 and up could get COVID-19 vaccines by July – but province quiet on timeline for younger people

Premier Doug Ford is scheduled to hold a news conference beginning at 1 p.m. ET at Queen’s Park. Ford’s office says he will be joined by the ministers of long-term care and... Read more »

New experiences enhance learning by resetting key brain circuit

A study of spatial learning in mice shows that exposure to new experiences dampens established representations in the brain’s hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, allowing the mice to learn new navigation strategies. The... Read more »

Alberta COVID-19 vaccination booking system overwhelmed on 1st day seniors 75 and older become eligible

Alberta Health Services’ phone lines are jammed and the government website has crashed on the first day that Albertans born in 1946 or earlier can book COVID-19 vaccinations. An additional 230,000 seniors... Read more »

How one Newfoundland family coped when COVID-19 spread through their house

John Bennett and his family take a picture before quarantining. (Submitted by the Bennett family) It’s a nightmare scenario for many families in Newfoundland contending with the latest rise in COVID-19 numbers:... Read more »

Reactivating aging stem cells in the brain

The stem cells in our brain generate new neurons throughout life, for example in the hippocampus. This region of the brain plays a key role for a range of memory processes. With... Read more »

FDA says J&J 1-dose shot prevents COVID-19; final decision soon

WASHINGTON — Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot... Read more »

Israel adopts law allowing names of unvaccinated to be shared

JERUSALEM — Israel’s parliament passed a law Wednesday allowing the government to share the identities of people not vaccinated against the coronavirus with other authorities, raising privacy concerns for those opting out... Read more »