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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared on the medical north unit of Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay. The hospital had 13 admitted patients with the virus as of Monday. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reported 23 new PCR test confirmed cases in the City of Kawartha Lakes, 12 in Northumberland County and …

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How to stay safe against tick-borne diseases this spring

How to stay safe against tick-borne diseases this spring

Manitoba Health urges residents to familiarize themselves with how to deal with and prevent infection during peak tick season. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and health officials encourage Manitobans to take preventative actions against the black-legged tick, which carries the disease. In a news release, the Government of Manitoba shares ways on how to …

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The answer to stopping the coronavirus may be up the nose

The answer to stopping the coronavirus may be up the nose

The Covid-19 vaccines authorized for use today were developed at unprecedented speed and surpassed expectations in how well they worked. The billions of people who are protected by them have avoided severe symptoms, hospitalization and deaths. These vaccines are a scientific success beyond measure. And yet they could be even better. The enemy has evolved, …

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You Don’t Have to Do Cardio for Weight Loss, Resistance Training As Effective

You Don’t Have to Do Cardio for Weight Loss, Resistance Training As Effective

Strength training can help you burn fat and lose weight as effectively as cardio, new research suggests. The key to losing weight is a calorie deficit, or eating less than you burn, experts say. Lifting weights and other strength exercise can help keep your metabolism high by building muscle too. Loading Something is loading. Strength …

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Antibiotics Can Lead to Life-Threating Fungal Infection Because of Disruption to the Gut’s Immune System

Antibiotics Can Lead to Life-Threating Fungal Infection Because of Disruption to the Gut’s Immune System

Hospital patients who are prescribed antibiotics are more likely to get fungal infections because of disruption to the immune system in the gut. Immune-boosting drugs could reduce the health risks from complex infections. Patients prescribed antibiotics in the hospital are more likely to get fungal infections because of disruption to the immune system in the …

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Roll Up Your Sleeve for a Fourth Vaccine Dose?

Roll Up Your Sleeve for a Fourth Vaccine Dose?

British Columbia health officials are still undecided on whether fourth vaccine doses will be made available to the general population as immunity to COVID-19 wanes and the possibility of future, more transmissible variants looms. The BA2 Omicron subvariant has already fueled a sixth wave amid BC’s relaxed public health measures, and limited data reporting and …

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Antibiotics Can Lead to Life-Threating Fungal Infection Because of Disruption to the Gut’s Immune System

Antibiotics Can Lead to Life-Threating Fungal Infection Because of Disruption to the Gut’s Immune System

Hospital patients who are prescribed antibiotics are more likely to get fungal infections because of disruption to the immune system in the gut. Immune-boosting drugs could reduce the health risks from complex infections. Patients prescribed antibiotics in the hospital are more likely to get fungal infections because of disruption to the immune system in the …

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Study tracks hospital readmission risk for COVID-19 patients in Alberta, Ontario

Study tracks hospital readmission risk for COVID-19 patients in Alberta, Ontario

A new study offers a closer look at possible factors that may lead to some hospitalized COVID-19 patients being readmitted within a month of discharge. At roughly nine per cent, researchers say the readmission rate is similar to that seen for other ailments, but socio-economic factors and sex seem to play a bigger role in …

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