Company recalls batch of drug that treats severely low blood sugar due to possible health risk

Eli Lilly Canada is recalling one lot of an injectable prescription drug used to treat blood glucose levels that have dropped too low, which may occur in people with diabetes who are... Read more »

Company recalls 1 lot of drug that treats severely low blood sugar due to possible health risk

Eli Lilly Canada is recalling one lot of an injectable prescription drug used to treat blood glucose levels that have dropped too low, which may occur in people with diabetes who are... Read more »

A Canadian COVID-19 study that turned out to be wrong has spread like wildfire among anti-vaxxers

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 »

CDC director overrules advisory panel, paving way for wider use of COVID-19 vaccine boosters

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday backed a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older, some adults with underlying medical conditions,... Read more »

CDC advisers recommend COVID-19 vaccine boosters for 65 and older, high risk

An advisory panel at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older and for some adults with underlying... Read more »

U.S. CDC advisers recommend COVID-19 vaccine boosters for 65 and older, high risk

An advisory panel at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older and for some adults with... Read more »

Medical experts urge caution over use of acetaminophen-based painkillers during pregnancy

People who are pregnant should be cautious about taking acetaminophen as it may alter fetal development, according to a coalition of international public health experts. In a consensus statement published on Thursday... Read more »

U.S. CDC advisers could vote on Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster on Thursday

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel could vote on the use of a third shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, an agency official said while kicking off... Read more »

Pfizer-BioNTech say COVID-19 vaccine safe, protective in kids aged 5-11

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech said on Monday their COVID-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response in five- to 11-year-olds, and they plan to ask for authorization to use the vaccine in children... Read more »

‘Waning immunity’ term can lead to false understanding of COVID-19 vaccines, experts say

The idea of waning immunity has picked up steam in recent weeks, with some countries using it to justify rolling out third-dose COVID-19 vaccine boosters to their populations. But immunologists say the... Read more »