Global research consortium examines if COVID-19 may cause diabetes

Ever since Metro Vancouver resident Craig Spanza was infected with COVID-19 at work this past March, he has fought myriad long-term after-effects that include debilitating brain fog, exhaustion and shortness of breath.   But Spanza,... Read more »

Canadian parents frustrated with lack of autism support seek solutions in the U.S.

TORONTO — As parents continue to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is growing frustration with the federal government for not living up to a promise made years ago on... Read more »

And then there were ten? Mystery over claim world’s 1st ‘decuplets’ born in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa has been gripped by the mystery of whether a woman has, as has been claimed, actually given birth to 10 babies, in what would then be the world’s... Read more »

Class action lawsuit against Alesse to include those who took the birth control between 2017 and 2019

VANCOUVER — A national class action lawsuit against the pharmaceutical companies behind Alesse birth control will go forward in B.C. courts. Two women, Taylor Janet MacKinnon and Alysa McIntosh, who say they... Read more »

COVID-19 orphans are a tragic legacy of India’s pandemic

Each day, Devika wakes up and prepares breakfast for her six siblings. As they sit on the floor of their brightly painted Delhi home, she places another plate of food in front... Read more »

Aid groups appeal to G7 for cash to get shots into arms

FALMOUTH, ENGLAND — Rich nations must do more than just donate surplus vaccines if they hope to end the COVID-19 pandemic, according to public health experts and humanitarian groups that are calling... Read more »

TikTok dry scooping challenge is ‘very dangerous,’ experts say

TORONTO — With the TikTok “dry scooping” challenge taking off on the social media platform, health and nutrition experts say the trend is dangerous and can lead to serious health and safety... Read more »

More than 300,000 J&J COVID-19 vaccine doses won’t be released in Canada

More than 300,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine will not be released for use in Canada. The vaccines were quarantined in April before they were distributed to provinces... Read more »

How vaccines can crush the variants and make reopening permanent in Canada

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here.... Read more »

How Canada can crush the variants with vaccines and make this reopening our last

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here.... Read more »