Health Report
LATEST EPISODES
Many countries begin offering take-home COVID-19 tests
  • PLUS: A new kind of combo test rolling out in the U.S. can determine if someone has COVID-19, the flu, or other respiratory viruses
May 12, 2021, 06:03 AM
WHO declares COVID variant, first identified in India, as worldwide variant of concern
  • PLUS: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has followed in Health Canada's footsteps, and approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine for young adolescents
May 11, 2021, 05:55 AM
Delays for breast cancer screenings continue amid COVID disruptions
  • PLUS: New surveys reveal, registered nurses are struggling with stress as the third wave rages on
May 10, 2021, 06:45 AM
Doctors advise COVID-19 patients not to wait to seek medical treatment
  • PLUS: Even though Canada will struggle to hit the threshold for herd immunity, experts say a return to pre-pandemic life is possible through vaccinations
May 06, 2021, 06:58 AM
Reaching herd immunity in Canada may not be a realistic goal, according to some experts
  • PLUS: One of the founders of BioNTech says there's no evidence the vaccine his company created with Pzifer, wouldn't work against any of the COVID-19 variants
May 05, 2021, 06:05 AM
70th annual Mental Health Week begins in Canada
  • PLUS: The COVID-19 crisis in India marked some sombre milestones over the weekend
May 03, 2021, 05:54 AM
Cancer patients call for exemption from two-shot COVID-19 vaccine dose delays
  • PLUS: A major milestone in the U.S., where more than 100-million people are expected to be fully vaccinated as of today
Apr 30, 2021, 06:21 AM
One COVID-19 vaccine dose can cut transmission by up to half - study
  • Quebec health officials are pressing on with their vaccination program, stressing the benefits over the risks of the AstraZeneca shot
Apr 28, 2021, 06:47 AM
Another day of 300,000+ new COVID-19 cases in India
  • PLUS: COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue to ramp up around the world
Apr 27, 2021, 06:18 AM
Cases of COVID-19 among the oldest Canadians appear to be dropping off at a faster rate, than in younger adults who are less likely to have had the shot PLUS: Doctors in Ontario are reportedly taking part in virtual training sessions on the province's COVID-19 emergency triage protocol as hospitals brace for a worst-case scenario. Apr 26, 2021, 07:21 AM
While vaccination efforts continue - experts are warning now is not the time to let our guards down. PLUS: A C-D-C advisory panel will meet today to discuss Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. Apr 23, 2021, 07:18 AM
Calls grow to prioritize expectant mothers in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout
  • PLUS: A new study out of New York finds the risk of fully vaccinated people getting COVID-19 remains extremely low
 
Apr 22, 2021, 05:56 AM
Evidence from the US Centres for Disease Control show the risk of surface transmission of COVID-19 is low PLUS: Doctors in the States says there needs to be clear guidelines on how to best treat patients who develop a rare type of blood clot, associated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Apr 20, 2021, 06:05 AM
Some children are really struggling as this pandemic continues - with demand for mental health services for youth in this province rising dramatically. PLUS: In India, a double mutation of virus has taken hold, likely leading to surging new cases there. Apr 19, 2021, 06:11 AM
Johnson & Johnson vaccinations remain paused in the U.S. Apr 15, 2021, 06:20 AM