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Canada's daily Covid cases surpass 8,000
Ottawa, April 14 (IANS) Over the past week, there has been an increase of 33 per cent in daily case counts with an average of almost 8,100 new cases reported per day, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada on Tuesday.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Ontario schools suspend in-person learning as Covid-19 cases soar
Ottawa, April 13 (IANS) Ontario, Canada's most populous province, announced that all schools will stay closed indefinitely to in-person learning as Covid-19 cases continue to surge in the province.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Canada,Education,Health/Medicine
How grey wolves survived ice-age extinction
Toronto, April 12 (IANS) Grey wolves which are among the largest predators to have survived the extinction at the end of the last ice age around 11,700 years ago probably did so by adapting their diet over thousands of years, from a primary reliance on horses during the Pleistocene, to caribou and moose today, says a new study.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Canada,Environment/Wildlife
Ontario hits single-day record of 4,456 new Covid-19 cases
Ottawa, April 12 (IANS) Ontario, Canada's most populous province with a population of 14 million, reported 4,456 new cases of Covid-19, the highest single day case count since the pandemic started last year.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 variants spread leads to surge of new cases in Canada
Ottawa, April 11 (IANS) The rapid spread of more contagious Covid-19 variants is believed to have driven a devastating third wave in Canada.
2021-04-11
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Children less infectious with SARS-CoV-2: Study
Toronto, April 10 (IANS) A team of researchers has found that children may not be as infectious in spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19, to other people as previously thought.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Smartphones can predict Covid-19 mobility data in real-time
Ontario, April 8 (IANS) Tracking the movement of people using smartphones can predict the growth rate of Covid-19 infection up to three weeks in the future, according to a study.
2021-04-08
Category: International, Canada,Technology
More restrictions in Canada as Covid-19 continues rampaging
Ottawa, April 8 (IANS) As Covid-19 cases rise due to more transmissible variants spreading across Canada, populous provinces in the country are reinstating public health restrictions to stem the pandemic.
2021-04-08
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
More contagious variants driving Covid increase in Canada
Ottawa, March 31 (IANS) Covid-19 activity has been steadily increasing for several weeks, with a rising number and proportion of more contagious variants driving epidemic growth in many areas in Canada, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
2021-03-31
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Mothers' exposure to toxic linked to autistic-like behaviours in kids
Toronto, March 30 (IANS) Researchers have found that children of the pre-school age-group, whose mothers were exposed to select toxicants, including metals, pesticides during gestation, are more likely to show autistic-like behaviour.
2021-03-30
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
1 dead, 5 injured in Vancouver knife-stabbing
Vancouver, March 28 (IANS) One person was killed and five others were injured in a knife-stabbing incident in Canada's Vancouver city, according to the police.
2021-03-28
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Aerobic exercise may help address dialysis-related symptoms
Toronto, March 26 (IANS) Aerobic exercise may reduce several hemodialysis-related symptoms experienced by patients with kidney failure, a new study finds.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Canada reports more cases of Covid variants
Ottawa, March 22 (IANS) Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam announced that the country is witnessing a steady increase in the number of new cases of Covid-19 variants.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Lifestyle changes may up fertility for obese, infertile women
Toronto, March 21 (IANS) A lifestyle intervention targeting women with obesity and infertility is more effective in increasing the pregnancy rate compared with fertility treatments, a new study suggests.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
3 in 5 adult report adverse childhood experiences in Canada
Toronto, March 20 (IANS) Roughly three in every five Canadian adults aged 45 to 85 have been exposed to childhood abuse, neglect, intimate partner violence or other household adversity, say researchers, including an Indian-origin.
2021-03-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canadian capital city in red zone
Ottawa, March 20 (IANS) Canada's capital Ottawa has moved to the red zone as the spread of the novel coronavirus has been getting out of control in the city.
2021-03-20
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Trials of detained Canadians in China to begin
Ottawa, March 19 (IANS) The trials of two Canadian citizens, who have been detained in China for more than a year on espionage charges, will begin in the coming days, according to a Minister here.
2021-03-19
Category: International, Canada,Politics
'Covid strains spreading rapidly in Canada'
Ottawa, March 18 (IANS) Covid-19 variants are spreading quickly across Canada as some provinces have eased restrictions after cases began to fall last month, according to health authorities.
2021-03-18
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Amazon ordered to shut facility in Canada as Covid surges
Toronto, March 14 (IANS) A Canadian public health authority has ordered retail and e-commerce behemoth Amazon to shut one of its fulfilment centres owing to an increase in Covid-19 caseloads.
2021-03-14
Category: International, Canada,Business/Economy,Technology,Health/Medicine
Canada's jobless rate down to 8.2% in Feb
Ottawa, March 13 (IANS) Canada's unemployment rate fell 1.2 percentage points to 8.2 per cent in February 2021, the lowest rate since March 2020, it was revealed.
2021-03-13
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada's Covid cases surpass 900,000
Ottawa, March 13 (IANS) Canada's cumulative Covid-19 cases has surpassed 900,000, with the total hitting 901,129, including 22,389 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-03-13
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
'Canada doesn't have target date for J&J vax deliveries'
Ottawa, March 10 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the country still does not have a target date for first deliveries of the Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine because of manufacturing problems.
2021-03-10
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
2 servings of fish per week may help prevent recurrent CVD
Toronto, March 9 (IANS) Consuming two servings of oily fish per week can help prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in high-risk individuals, such as those who already have heart disease or stroke, a new study finds.
2021-03-09
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Canada's tourism suffers unprecedented losses
Ottawa, March 9 (IANS) Canada's tourism economy suffered unprecedented losses in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and is by far the most threatened sector in the country's economy, it was revealed.
2021-03-09
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada designates observance day for Covid deaths
Ottawa, March 9 (IANS) The Canadian government announced that it's designating March 11 as National Day of observance to commemorate Covid-19 victims.
2021-03-09
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada approves use of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine
Ottawa, March 6 (IANS) Canada announced its approval of the use of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, making it the fourth vaccine that can be administered in the country.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
High life satisfaction linked to better overall health
Toronto, March 5 (IANS) Higher life satisfaction is associated with better physical, psychological and behavioural health, say researchers.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Vee Tech, Sona Group join Canada's UHN on wearable research
Toronto, March 5 (IANS) Technology services firm Vee Technologies and Sona Group of educational institutions have signed an agreement with Toronto-based University Health Network (UHN) to develop smart fabric-based wearables.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Canada,Technology,Health/Medicine,Education
Canada's economy worst on record since 1961
Ottawa, March 3 (IANS) Canada's gross domestic product shrank 5.4 per cent in 2020, the worst year for the country's economy since record keeping began in 1961, according to authorities.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Sleep apnea could be linked to memory issues
Toronto, March 1 (IANS) A disorder called obstructive sleep apnea that occurs when breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep is common in people with thinking and memory problems, says a new study.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Protein linked to reduced severity of Covid
Toronto, Feb 28 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that increased levels of the protein OAS1 are associated with reduced mortality and less severe disease requiring ventilation among patients with Covid-19.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada approves use of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
Ottawa, Feb 27 (IANS) Canada announced its approval of the use of the Covid-19 vaccine co-developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca on Friday, clearing the way for millions of more inoculations in the country.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada: Variant cases surge as overall Covid-19 numbers drop
Ottawa, Feb 25 (IANS) Canada detected 868 Covid-19 variant cases as of Tuesday, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada on Wednesday.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Fat cells may influence how body reacts to heart failure
Toronto, Feb 24 (IANS) Limiting the amount of fat the body releases into the bloodstream from fat cells during heart failure could help improve outcomes for patients, say researchers.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Overseas groups trying to hijack farmers' stir: Indo-Canadian bodies
Toronto, Feb 24 (IANS) Various Indo-Canadian organisations, in a joint letter to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have supported his handling of the farmers' agitation against the three farm laws.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Canada,National
Canadian Covid-19 cases surpass 850,000
Ottawa, Feb 24 (IANS) Canada's cumulative Covid-19 cases surpassed 850,000 as of Tuesday noon, with the total hitting 851,231, including 21,747 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Eating more refined grains increase CVD, death risk: Study
Toronto, Feb 20 (IANS) Consuming a high number of refined grains -- such as croissants and white bread -- is associated with a higher risk of major cardiovascular disease, stroke and death, a new study suggests.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Improving stroke treatment with modified therapeutic molecule
Toronto, Feb 19 (IANS) A team of researchers has improved the protective effect of a molecule against ischemic stroke, which is caused by an interruption of blood flow to the brain.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canadian experts warn of 3rd pandemic wave
Ottawa, Feb 14 (IANS) Health experts in Canada have warned of a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic after variants of the virus were reported across nine provinces.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Potential approach to stop growth of brain cancer cells
Toronto, Feb 13 (IANS) Inhibiting a key enzyme that controls a large network of proteins important in cell division and growth leads the way for a new class of drugs that could stop a deadly brain cancer from growing, a new study suggests.
2021-02-13
Category: International, Canada,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Modi's vaccine promise to Canada breaks irritants: Indo-Canada Chamber
Toronto, Feb 11 (IANS) The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) and many other Indo-Canadian organisations have welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis promise to provide Covid-19 vaccine to Canada.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Canada mandates negative Covid test for travellers from US border
Ottawa, Feb 10 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that non-essential travellers entering the country through the US border will have to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test from next week.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 800,000
Ottawa, Feb 7 (IANS) Canada's cumulative Covid-19 cases surpassed 800,000 as of Saturday noon, with the total hitting 800,348, including 20,680 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-02-07
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Trudeau urges Canadians not to worry about Covid-19 vaccination
Ottawa, Feb 6 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has urged citizens not to worry about the increasing concerns on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in the country.
2021-02-06
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada's unemployment rate hits new high
Ottawa, Feb 6 (IANS) Amid the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the unemployment rate in Canada rose by 0.6 percentage point to 9.4 per cent in January, the highest rate since August 2020, according to the national statistical office.
2021-02-06
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Dialysis patients at 4-fold greater risk of dying from Covid
Toronto, Feb 5 (IANS) People undergoing long-term dialysis are almost four times more likely to die from Covid-19 and should be prioritized for vaccination, a new study suggests.
2021-02-05
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada extends ban on cruise ships to 2022
Ottawa, Feb 5 (IANS) The Canadian government has announced its decision extend a ban on cruise ships in the country's waters for one more year to 2022.
2021-02-05
Category: International, Canada,Politics
This alternative surgery may prevent total knee replacement
Toronto, Feb 1 (IANS) An underused type of knee surgery in younger patients shows considerable success in reducing the need for total knee replacement, a new study suggests.
2021-02-01
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada's Covid-19 deaths surpass 20,000
Ottawa, Feb 1 (IANS) Amid an unabated resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic in Canada, the country's death toll due to the disease has surpassed the 20,000 grim milestone, according to authorities.
2021-02-01
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada suspends flights to the Caribbean, Mexico
Ottawa, Jan 30 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new measures against curbing the spread of Covid-19, including the suspension of flights from the country to the Caribbean and Mexico until April.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Canada,Politics