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Daily Health Headlines

September 25, 2020


The article "COVID-19 rates higher among racialized and low wage workers" is based on the recent ICES report "COVID-19 in Immigrants, Refugees and Other Newcomers in Ontario: Characteristics of Those Tested and Those Confirmed Positive, as of June 13, 2020".


At UN, China, Russia and US clash over pandemic responses

Federal government boosts proposed CERB replacement to $500 per week

Stay away from COVID-19 assessment centres, Ontario tells people without symptoms

Why are COVID-19 testing lines so long? Should I still get tested? Here’s what you need to know


Putin urges Russians to follow physical distancing rules as COVID-19 cases rise

Liberals deliver one thing for sure in Throne Speech: vagueness (opinion: André Picard)


2 London-area seniors' homes hit with COVID-19 outbreaks

City pondering further restrictions to slow spread of virus, Toronto mayor says

2-year-olds are getting kicked off planes for refusing to wear a mask. Is that fair?

University of Toronto receives $250M donation for health-care research, medical innovation

No one likes wearing a mask — but with COVID-19 cases rising, you should put it on more often than you think


Parkinson's disease is actually two diseases, study suggests

Robots to be tested to help people living with dementia in Manitoba

N.S. appeals court hears case of woman trying to stop husband's assisted death

'Data is the new oil': Feds plan to tax tech giants on Canadian user data, ad buys

Scientists sequence the 92-year-old mold that produced the first antibiotic, penicillin

Using weed during pregnancy linked to psychotic-like behaviours in children, study finds

Routine blood test may predict increased mortality risk in COVID-19 patients, study finds


Southwestern Ontario county opens student-only coronavirus test sites

Study looks to find ways to make process easier for living kidney donors

Political intervention over rapid test demands would be ‘dangerous’: Freeland

Ontario’s new testing strategy highlights complexities of 2nd wave, experts say

Smaller turkeys, quieter gatherings: How coronavirus is changing Canada’s Thanksgiving

Mistaken identity involving prisoner and health card was human error, Ontario government says

Group of Ontario doctors calls for new indoor dining, gym restrictions due to spike in COVID-19 cases


No more politics. Scientific leadership urgently needed as second wave emerges (opinion)


Novavax Enters Final Stage of Coronavirus Vaccine Trials

Virus Cases Surged in Young Adults. The Elderly Were Hit Next.


NHS Doctors Ditch Cars For E-Bikes To Hasten Home Visits

Planned Parenthood Seizes Support Surge From Ginsburg Death In Major Volunteer Program


The second wave is here. Have you installed the COVID Alert app?

The designated driver role gets a modern update, covering dangers from COVID-19 to social media


Brainiacs, not birdbrains: Crows possess higher intelligence long thought a primarily human attribute

Personalized medicine is the future of health care. Two Trump administration proposals could stymie it (opinion)


Why The Pandemic Could Change The Way We Record Deaths

Data Begins To Provide Some Answers On Pregnancy And The Pandemic

Neuroscience Has A Whiteness Problem. This Research Project Aims To Fix It

How Countries Around The World Are Coping With New Surge In Coronavirus Cases

For Inmates With COVID-19, Anxiety and Isolation Make Prison 'Like A Torture Chamber'


#COVID19 Pushes More Fraud Online