Do COVID-19 rapid tests work on Omicron?

With Canadians across the country still faced with limited access to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, rapid antigen tests remain a quick and easy way to tell whether or not someone has... Read more »

CDC urges Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

Kids ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, advisers to the U.S. government said Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quickly adopted the panel’s... Read more »

Oklahoma approves the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s Legislature gave final approval Thursday to another Texas-style anti-abortion bill that providers say will be the most restrictive in the nation once the governor signs it. The bill... Read more »

2 monkeypox cases confirmed in Quebec — the first in Canada

Two cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in Quebec, the first such cases in the country, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The agency says it has alerted public health... Read more »

Senate OKs overhaul of baby formula rules in aid program

WASHINGTON – The Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed at easing the baby formula shortage for families participating in a government assistance program that accounts for about half of all formula purchased... Read more »

Parents with allergic babies struggling amid formula shortage, Sask. mother says

Saskatchewan’s Nakaylia Tudway-Cains is one of many mothers in Canada feeling the strain of the ongoing baby formula shortage, and says is now paying $400 a month for special over-the-counter formula she... Read more »

European formula not yet on store shelves despite temporary Health Canada allowance

Measures to keep Canada’s stretched baby formula supplies from spiralling into a widespread shortage like that seen inthe United States are unlikely to offer immediate relief, and even then may be short-lived, experts... Read more »

U.K. to offer smallpox vaccine shots to health workers as monkeypox spreads in Europe

A smattering of monkeypox cases in Britain has prompted authorities to offer a smallpox vaccine to some health-care workers and others who may have been exposed, as a handful of other cases... Read more »

Dietary cholesterol worsens inflammation, sickness in mice with influenza

New research from the University of Illinois suggests high levels of dietary cholesterol make mice sicker when infected with influenza. The study is the first to link cholesterol in the diet with... Read more »

New breathable gas sensors may improve monitoring of health, environment

Newly developed flexible, porous and highly sensitive nitrogen dioxide sensors that can be applied to skin and clothing have potential applications in health care, environmental health monitoring and military use, according to... Read more »