Visiting family for the holidays? How to stay safe amid rising COVID, flu and RSV cases  – National

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Canada as compared to previous years when COVID-19 lockdowns limited or canceled quality in-person time with loved ones. However, with viruses like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and flu thrown in the mix with COVID, health experts are urging Canadians to take protective measures amidst the festivities. … Read more

More children’s pain medication now arriving in Canada

OTTAWA—Drug makers, importers and health officials are talking daily in efforts to manage the ongoing shortage of pain and fever medication for children in Canada as supply ramps up in the face of unprecedented demand. Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said Friday that another 500,000 bottles of medication earmarked for the retail market are coming … Read more

New surgical robot ‘Daryl’ now helping assist Sask. medical operations

Saskatchewan patients are now benefitting from a robotic-assisted surgical system that offers less pain, faster recovery times, and lowers the risk of infection. The da Vinci Surgical System is the first of its kind in the province and has assisted in over two dozen surgeries since September. “We are pleased that Saskatchewan patients and physicians … Read more

Hope for long Covid sufferers as Pfizer antiviral for patients left with lingering symptoms trialed

Hope for long Covid sufferers as new study will trial Pfizer’s antiviral Paxlovid in patients left with lingering symptoms months later 100 people who have had long Covid symptoms for 3+ months will take Paxlovid Researchers want to see if it will help with brain fog, fatigue and weakness 1 in 13 US adults suffer … Read more

A to Z guide of confusing medical terms: From what an epidemiologist does to how cryotherapy works

With terms such as epidemiologist, cryotherapy and homeostasis, it can sometimes feel impossible to comprehend medical jargon. But, the Mail’s health team have cut through the complex science to explain exactly what these words mean. With terms such as epidemiologist, cryotherapy and homeostasis, it can sometimes feel impossible to comprehend medical jargon. But, the Mail’s … Read more

A Fast Track to Addiction Treatment Is Coming to St. Paul’s

The downtown Vancouver hospital at an epicenter of British Columbia’s mounting toxic drug crisis will soon have a new model to improve substance use and mental health care. Announcements, Events & more from Tyee and select partners CONTEST: Win a Pair of Tickets to ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Four lucky readers will get free passes … Read more

Chic-fil-ACHES: Eating fatty fast food can trigger pain – even if you’re thin

Chic-fil-Aches: Eating fast food can trigger pain — even if you’re thin and healthy, study suggests Certain fats in fast food known to raise cholesterol and lead to inflammation Eating bad diet or being obese leads to chronic inflammation and pain sensitivity But now researchers believe even a few off meals can cause similar damage … Read more

The No. 1 thing that sets ‘SuperAgers’ apart from people with ‘weak memory skills’

There is a group of people that longevity researchers call “SuperAgers,” who are in their 80s and beyond, but have the cognitive function of those decades younger. Conversely, it’s possible for your brain to be older than your chronological age, which is what we want to avoid. As a neuroscience researcher and author of “The … Read more

Canadian officials to provide update on COVID, address other health concerns – National

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) will provide an update on COVID-19 and address other health concerns on Friday. Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and other Government of Canada officials will hold a news conference at 9 am ET. The update comes at a time when Canada is struggling with three separate surges in viruses. … Read more