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 »

Mothers with COVID-19 can breastfeed, Canadian Paediatric Society says

New mothers with COVID-19 can still breastfeed their babies, advises the Canadian Paediatric Society. In its guidelines released this week, the CPS said the main concern is the coronavirus being transmitted from mother to infant through... Read more »

Moms with COVID-19 can still breastfeed, Canadian Paediatric Society says

New mothers with suspected COVID-19 can still breastfeed their babies, advises the Canadian Paediatric Society. In their guidelines released this week, the CPS said the main concern is the virus being transmitted... Read more »

Cytokine storm: How COVID-19 patients’ immune systems may fatally turn on them

TORONTO — While some COVID-19 patients experience mild symptoms and recover on their own at home, others appear to be healthy one minute and in hospital fighting for their lives the next.... Read more »

Canada’s top doctor says she’ll wear a mask when physical distancing isn’t possible

After downplaying the effectiveness of non-medical face masks, both the chief public health officer and federal health minister now say they would wear them in cases where physical distancing isn’t possible in public.... Read more »

Outpouring of support after COVID-19 fears leave Ottawa nurse homeless

An Ottawa nurse who was left homeless because of fears she would spread COVID-19 says she now has a temporary place to stay and is working on finding a more permanent home.... Read more »