Some travel restrictions easing July 5 for fully vaccinated people with proof

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6059840.1623276633!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/covid-ont-travel-quarantine-20210609.jpg Fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents will be able to enter Canada and not need to quarantine starting July 5, the federal government announced today. The news comes as many Canadian provinces have hit key vaccination targets — with more Read more …

Ontario health guidance downplays aerosol spread of COVID-19 — critics say this puts lives at risk

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5533761.1587241533!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/ppe-covid-19.JPG More than a year since she nearly died of COVID-19, registered nurse Rubina Khan is still not sure how she got infected, but she suspects it could be linked to airborne transmission — a risk Ontario’s health officials have only Read more …

Guinea declares end to deadly Ebola outbreak that killed 12 people, WHO reports

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6072511.1624112582!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/pickup-truck-leaving-the-n-zerekore-hospital-in-guinea-in-feburary-2021.jpg Guinea has declared an end to an Ebola outbreak that emerged in February and killed 12 people, according to the World Health Organization. The latest outbreak was the first to emerge in Guinea since a deadly outbreak from 2014 Read more …

Why COVID-19 may now feel like a ‘bad cold’ — with headache, runny nose among most-reported symptoms

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5742954.1601387984!/cumulusImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/2nd-wave.jpg 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. The most-reported symptoms of COVID-19 are now Read more …

Trudeau says AstraZeneca recipients will ‘not be disadvantaged’ when they travel

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6071340.1624036075!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/covid-cda-20210618.JPG Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today his government is working with the U.S. and other international partners to ensure that AstraZeneca vaccine recipients face few barriers when they travel abroad. Trudeau’s commitment comes at a time when some U.S. venues Read more …

Canada’s largest transplant centre slowly marches toward normal after weeks of ‘wasted’ organs

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6070112.1623974816!/cumulusImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/lung-transplants-program.jpg Last July, Sarah Frazer learned she had two years at most before she would need to replace her failing kidneys. “I was 23 at the time — a 23-year-old girl sitting in a physician’s office in Toronto General, being told, Read more …

Toronto General Hospital says ICU is free of COVID-19 for 1st time since March 2020

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6068826.1623896115!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/toronto-general-hospital.jpg Toronto General Hospital says its medical surgical intensive care unit is free of infectious COVID-19 patients for the first time since March 26, 2020, and its managers and nurses are celebrating. Denise Morris, a nurse manager in the unit, told CBC News Read more …

Cosmetics and ‘forever chemicals’: Breaking down new findings on PFAS in makeup

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6066376.1623776422!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/fashion-australia.JPG People who wear makeup such as lipstick or mascara may be absorbing or licking up potentially harmful ingredients that hang around for decades in the environment, according to a new study by researchers in the U.S., Canada and Switzerland. Read more …

Ontario sees 296 new COVID-19 cases, nearly 75% of adults now have first vaccine dose

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5640755.1595339336!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/covid-19-toronto-mask-testing-ttc.JPG Ontario reported 296 additional cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the fewest on a single day since last September, as well as the deaths of 13 more people with the illness. The rolling seven-day average of daily cases, one of the Read more …