Alberta announces new restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19

Alberta rolled out tough new restrictions on Tuesday that prohibit all indoor social gatherings as the province reported 16 more deaths. Premier Jason Kenney called the new restrictions “bold and targeted” as his... Read more »

Anti-mask hostility forces B.C. grocery store to hire security guard for 1st time in 45 years

For the first time in its 45 years, a grocery store in downtown Nelson, B.C., has hired a security guard — and it’s not to watch out for shoplifters. Their job is to head off... Read more »

‘Time to take some tough measures’: New restrictions announced as N.S. sees 37 new COVID-19 cases

HALIFAX — As Nova Scotia reports 37 new cases of COVID-19 – the greatest number of cases the province has seen since April – Premier Stephen McNeil says it’s “time to take... Read more »

Fever, loss of taste or smell among telltale COVID-19 symptoms in Canadian kids

New research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) found that one-third of children who tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 had no symptoms, but in those that did, loss... Read more »

Sask. reports 175 new COVID-19 cases, 2,927 active

REGINA — The Government of Saskatchewan reported 175 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the provincial active case count to 2,927. Saskatchewan’s seven-day average of daily cases is 209, which equals 17.3... Read more »

Scotland becomes first country to offer free period products

EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM — Scotland on Tuesday voted to offer free universal access to period products, becoming the first country in the world to do so. The Scottish Parliament voted unanimously in... Read more »

‘Time to take some tough measures’: New restrictions coming as N.S. reports 37 new COVID-19 cases

HALIFAX — As Nova Scotia reports 37 new cases of COVID-19 – the greatest number of cases the province has seen since April – Premier Stephen McNeil says it’s “time to take... Read more »

Can we harness a plant’s ability to synthesize medicinal compounds?

Anthraquinones are a class of naturally occurring compounds prized for their medicinal properties, as well as for other applications, including ecologically friendly dyes. Despite wide interest, the mechanism by which plants produce... Read more »

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty, admits to role in deadly opioid epidemic

Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday to three criminal charges, formally admitting its role in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past two decades. In... Read more »

Commonly used antibiotic shows promise for combating Zika infections

In 2015, hundreds of children were born with brain deformities resulting from a global outbreak of Zika virus infections. Recently, National Institutes of Health researchers used a variety of advanced drug screening... Read more »