Vaccinating young kids may take time but experts ready to discuss parents’ concerns

With provinces and territories now rolling out plans to COVID-19 vaccinate children aged five to 11, many parents eagerly signed their children up to be among the first in line.  But not everyone is... Read more »

Hidden camera reveals some pharmacists recommend homeopathic products to treat kids’ cold and flu

Some pharmacists working in Canada’s top drugstores are recommending homeopathic products to consumers, even though, experts say, these products are essentially sugar water or sugar pills with no scientific evidence they can... Read more »

As Canada readies to vaccinate kids aged 5-11, a look at immunization across the country

With Health Canada expected to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 — and as it continues to review Moderna’s pediatric version — parents of younger school-aged children must now decide whether they’ll be queuing... Read more »

Canada could consider scrapping the pricey COVID-19 PCR test for travellers

As the U.S. reopens its land border, some experts say the Canadian government should consider scrapping its costly COVID-19 PCR test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers — particularly for short cross-border trips. Instead, they suggest... Read more »

Why Canada could consider scrapping the pricey COVID-19 PCR test for travellers

As the U.S. reopens its land border, some experts say the Canadian government should consider scrapping its costly COVID-19 PCR test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers — particularly for short cross-border trips. Instead, they suggest... Read more »

He was told he had the N.B. ‘mystery illness.’ But a 2nd opinion says No as doubts swirl about diagnoses

When Luc LeBlanc received a phone call from his family doctor in March 2021 telling him he had a neurological illness — and it was terminal — his world crumbled.   “I knew... Read more »

How a failed deal with China to produce a made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine wasted months and millions

The federal government’s failed collaboration with a vaccine manufacturing company in China early in the pandemic has led to a delay of nearly two years in efforts to create a made-in-Canada COVID-19... Read more »

Failed deal with China delayed made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine plans

The federal government’s failed collaboration with a vaccine manufacturing company in China early in the pandemic has led to a delay of nearly two years in efforts to create a made-in-Canada COVID-19... Read more »

With infertility, sometimes daring to hope is the most difficult thing

This First Person column is written by Aaron Hoyland who lives in Edmonton. For more information about CBC’s First Person stories, please see the FAQ.  It’s 3 a.m. My wife is going... Read more »

Not sure what to do about Thanksgiving plans? Your questions answered

Keep it local. Keep it small. And if possible, move it outdoors. Despite the fact that more than 80 per cent of eligible Canadians are now vaccinated against COVID-19, infectious disease specialists from... Read more »