Manitoba government not collecting overpayments to doctors, auditor general says

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s auditor general says the provincial government is not retrieving the vast majority of overpayments it makes to doctors. Tyson Shtykalo examined fees that physicians across the province were paid... Read more »

The grey tsunami: Number of Atlantic Canadians over 75 will double in 20 years

HALIFAX — The number of seniors in Atlantic Canada will increase by 32 per cent over the next 20 years, putting added pressure on the region’s health-care system and labour market, a... Read more »

Hamilton doctors call on province to pay nurses self-isolating after negative COVID tests

A group of doctors from Hamilton emergency departments say the province should pay nurses who have to isolate after being exposed to COVID-19. Hospital administrators in Niagara and Hamilton have said that some... Read more »

A closer look at T cells reveals big differences in mild vs. severe COVID-19 cases

A big question on people’s minds these days: how long does immunity to SARS-CoV-2 last following infection? Now a research team from La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), The University of Liverpool... Read more »

Study finds genetic clues to pneumonia risk and COVID-19 disparities

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have identified genetic factors that increase the risk for developing pneumonia and its severe, life-threatening consequences. Their findings, published recently in the American Journal... Read more »

Why older adults must go to the front of the vaccine line

Vaccinating older adults for COVID-19 first will save substantially more U.S. lives than prioritizing other age groups, and the slower the vaccine rollout and more widespread the virus, the more critical it... Read more »

COVID-19 infection in immunodeficient patient cured by infusing convalescent plasma, doctors report

A 72-year-old woman was hospitalized with severe COVID-19 disease, 33 days after the onset of symptoms. She was suffering a prolonged deteriorating illness, with severe pneumonia and a high risk of death,... Read more »

Health-care pressure: Number of Atlantic Canadians over 75 will double in 20 years

HALIFAX — A new study says the number of seniors in Atlantic Canada will increase by 32 per cent over the next 20 years, putting added pressure on the region’s health-care system... Read more »

Canada won’t receive any Pfizer shots next week — here’s what you need to know about the vaccination campaign

Canada’s vaccination campaign is off to a slow start — and news this week that deliveries of the Pfizer product will be reduced dramatically over the next month has further complicated the national... Read more »

Survey: Frequent reports of missed medical care in US adults during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic

Two out of five individuals delayed or missed medical care in the early phase of the pandemic — from March through mid-July 2020 — according to a new survey from researchers at... Read more »