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2 days ago

New cannabis strains may prevent the most fatal respiratory effects of the novel coronavirus

University of Lethbridge researchers are developing cannabis strains to potentially treat or even prevent COVID-19 infections.
9 days ago

Studying antibodies may shed light on long term immunity of a population

New research at U of A examines antibody concentrations of resolved COVID-19 infections.
10 days ago

Fighting fake news: a new online library resource at U of T tackles COVID-19 misinformation

News stories about the coronavirus are constant, but the information is not always reliable. Gerstein Science Information Centre librarian Vincci Lui has created an accessible tip sheet offering fact-checking resources for U of T researchers, students and faculty members.
15 days ago

Quebec reinstates daily COVID-19 reporting after backlash

The Quebec government resumed publishing COVID-19 statistics on Monday.
16 days ago

What if you could eat the cure?

A University of Ottawa plant biologist and a senior scientist at The Ottawa Hospital are researching a plant-based, edible vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
21 days ago

Tendances encourageantes à Ottawa

Un seul nouveau cas de COVID-19 a été reporté durant les dernières 24 heures à Ottawa.
24 days ago

Canadian doctors impressed by Oxford dexamethasone study

In findings released this week, Oxford University researchers hailed dexamethasone as the first drug that can improve COVID-19 survival.
a month ago

Quebec doctors call for masks to be mandatory in closed public spaces

Fearing a second wave of COVID-19, Quebec's healthcare workers are asking the government to make wearing a mask mandatory in public.
a month ago

Public Health officials in Ottawa seek to understand the intersection of race and COVID-19

Ottawa Public Health is gathering race and socio-economic data from COVID-19 patients, in an effort to better serve at-risk communities.
a month ago

London hospital workers wearing larger photo ID badges to reassure patients

Staff at London Health Sciences Centre clip the bigger photos of themselves dressed casually and smiling to the outside of their PPE, so patients can see what they look like underneath.
2 months ago

Online farmers' market housed in a Dartmouth theatre keeping vendors and customers connected

Alderney Landing Community Centre’s theatre and farmers’ market had to close due to COVID-19, but employees are sorting and fulfilling online orders for curbside pickup.
2 months ago

VIDÉO: Le déconfinement expliqué aux enfants

Avec autant de confusion, inquiétude, et de questions reliées à la COVID-19, voici une vidéo pour aider les jeunes à comprendre le déconfinement.
2 months ago

Medical professionals help people with hearing loss stay informed and connected during COVID-19 crisis

Many people who are deaf or hard of hearing need to see a speaker’s face to help them communicate effectively, so it’s important to help them get the information they need.
2 months ago

CHEO’s virtual emergency room will help parents decide if kids need to go to the hospital

The new service offers video appointments where a doctor will assess the child’s condition and advise parents whether they need to come to the emergency department.
2 months ago

New Brunswick reports no new COVID-19 cases for 16th day in a row

"We have come a long way, but we are still vulnerable. Our province is still under a state of emergency, and we must continue to follow the advice of Public Health."
2 months ago

Un million de personnes guéries du coronavirus dans le monde

Les données ont été compilées, et la nouvelle est positive.
3 months ago

Toronto OB-GYNs and family doctors create online Pandemic Pregnancy Guide

The guide is intended to help alleviate concerns and provide useful information to expectant and new parents who may be concerned about protecting their families during the pandemic.
3 months ago

VIDEO: Dr. Marcia Anderson answers her kids' COVID-19 questions

Dr. Anderson answers her daughters’ questions with clear and concise explanations, while making room for them to express their own observations and feelings.
3 months ago

VIDEO: Got questions about the new COVID-19 rapid test? Watch this.

Ottawa-based Spartan Bioscience has negotiated contracts with the Federal Government, as well as three provincial governments, for large quantities of the rapid test.
3 months ago

Women's Foundation promotes hand signal to ask for help if at risk for domestic violence

If you see this sign on a video call, find out how to help with resources from the Canadian Women's Foundation.
3 months ago

How to shop for your family during a pandemic

These strategies for planning meals and grocery lists are recommended by public health officials.
3 months ago

VIDEO: A children's hospital guide to making PPE more kid-friendly

Are you a health care worker? The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario put out this video with tips to make PPE less frightening to kids.
3 months ago

"I manage a grocery store. Here's some things everyone should know."

Grocery store owner pens a heartfelt letter to customers urging kindness.
3 months ago

Nunavut still has no confirmed COVID-19 cases

The territory’s isolated location, public health regulations, and experience with other diseases have made it the last in Canada to be free of confirmed cases.
3 months ago

Ottawa company produces a new rapid test for COVID-19

The Canadian-made test can produce results in under an hour, without laboratory equipment.