Actively testing large groups of people at increased risk of acquiring Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) should be a component of Canada’s strategy to get people safely back to school and work, according to a study conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill …
Six months after its initial launch, a Montreal-led international survey of global attitudes around the COVID-19 pandemic is yielding tangible and useful results. It also reflects the wide range of responses from the global population seen since much of the world went into lockdown this spring.
Steroid drugs are anti-inflammatory medicines that are used to treat a wide range of conditions, and one of them – oral or intravenous dexamethasone – was found effective in improving the survival of patients with severe COVID-19, said a September 16 release.
The story is clear: patrons of a karaoke bar in Quebec City have been responsible for a “super-spreader” event. Forty of those attending have tested positive for COVID-19 and — at the time of this writing — there were three related cases identified among students at three schools which has r…
PNH Solutions recently announced that its reusable fabric face masks meet LEVEL 3 MEDICAL GRADE requirements under ASTM F2100-19. As the highest attainable level of medical-grade masks, PNH Solutions’ Deluxe and Premium mask models offer the maximum barrier protection for any situation wher…
Despite this year’s cancellation of the annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, which raises million of dollars for the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital, Montrealer Phil Anzarut and his Bikus Urachus team have set up their own ride, which is taking place this Saturday, Sept…
As I am writing this, schools are just reopening. Let me explain what the concerns were; what to be on the lookout for; and, what to do in the meantime to keep everyone safe.
September is upon us and that means “back to school”! Despite the controversies, there is a desire to get back to a somewhat normal life, the need for children to see their friends again, the uncertainty that fuels the concerns of many parents, teachers and even some children and adolescents.
ClicHealth announced on September 2 two new appointment management solution agreements with two of Quebec's largest health centres, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Centre hospitalier Universitaire de Montréal (CHUM).
In 2016, Danny Wade, a successful marketing professional and an active and doting father to his three young children, aged 11, 8 and 6, checked himself into the emergency department when he began experiencing severe, inexplicable bone pain and unusual fatigue.
As if it wasn’t enough that you could get sick once with the virus that causes the COVID-19 illness, now there are well documented reports of at least three cases of someone who had the disease, had recovered and now got it a second time. How worried should we be?
Six million Canadians have arthritis, but those who live with the diagnosis say its impact on their lives is too often diminished. More than 79 per cent of respondents in a recent poll by the Arthritis Society said people don’t take the disease seriously.
HearingLife, Canada’s largest group of hearing centres, announced in an August 20 release that a new report in The Lancet, one of the world’s most-prestigious medical journals, has identified hearing loss as the greatest modifiable risk factor for dementia.
The West Island Cancer Wellness Centre (WICWC) announced in an August 26 release that it is welcoming cancer patients and caregivers back.
Forty-six, 64, 86, 93, 104. Those are the number of daily positive cases leading up to the August 16 death of Don Béni Kabangu Nsapu, who at age 19 became the youngest Quebecer to have died from COVID-19 complications since the beginning of the pandemic. I’m heartbroken. What will it take?
Back to school is just around the corner! Are you ready to dive back into lunch preparation? Here are a 3 fun ideas that will make your kids smile when they open their lunchbox.
Sending your child back to school in this current environment is one of the most difficult decisions for parents to make. We know how important school is for our children. The academics are essential but so are the social interactions, which are pivotal for normal mental and psychological de…
To protect yourself from the virus that causes COVID-19, do you need to wear goggles or a face shield? The simple answer is no. It does help to shield you but it is not necessary unless you will be exposed to a lot of people, like a server in a restaurant.