Clearing health care backlog caused by COVID-19 will require $1.3B in additional funding: CMA
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(Brooklyn Neustaeter/ CTVNews) — Clearing the health care backlog of surgeries and scans delayed by the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic will require more than a billion dollars in government funding, according to a new study.

The study, commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), suggests that at least $1.3   …

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An important notice to all CME patients
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There is nothing more important than your and your family’s health. That is Clinique Medicelle’s priority, too.

Therefore, we have put the following measures in place:

Appointments are only virtual, we will see only essential cases.

Due to COVID-19, Clinique Medicelle will be contacting patients who have appointments and   …

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Older patients, women and those with variety of early symptoms most at risk of ‘long Covid,’ paper suggests
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(Emma Reynolds/ CNN) — Older people, women and those with a wide range of symptoms in the first week of their illness appear to be most likely to develop “long Covid,” according to a preprint paper posted online by researchers at King’s College London on Wednesday.

The paper defines “long Covid” as having  …

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The cold, vitamin A and burning fat: Study finds new connections
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(Monika Warzecha/ Health.ca) — Researchers studying different types of fat hope their work will lead to a possible new way to treat obesity: it involves Vitamin A and cold temperatures.

A team from the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Medical University of Vienna found that cold ambient temperatures increase vitamin  …

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Yale study uses brain imaging to predict childhood weight gain
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(Rich Haridy/ New Atlas) — A new imaging study, led by a team from Yale University, has found a high density of cells in a certain brain region can effectively predict future weight gain in children. The research suggests an inflammatory response in the brain, triggered by poor diet, can subsequently influence future overeating.

“Inflammation  …

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Microplastics seeping out of baby bottles: study
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(Dennis Thompson/ HealthDay News) — New parents preparing a bottle for their baby should know the infant may ingest unwanted microplastics along with the nourishing formula, a new study warns.

High levels of microplastic particles are released from baby bottles during formula preparation, researchers discovered during lab testing.  …

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Does blood type affect who gets Covid-19?
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(Seema Prasad/ Medical Daily) — So far, age, gender and comorbidities have been considered determinants of the COVID-19 disease’s progression. Now, an unexpected factor seems to be influencing susceptibility to COVID-19, according to two recent studies: blood type.

In both studies published in the journal Blood Advances last week,  …

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COVID-19 immunity? Ottawa researchers to test long-term potency of coronavirus immune response
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(Craig Lord/ Global News) — Researchers in Ottawa are embarking on a 10-month study to answer critical questions about how individual immune system responses to the novel coronavirus differ and how soon after infection a patient might be at risk again.

The team’s findings could have major implications for vaccine research and help   …

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Demand for flu shot surges at Quebec pharmacies, clinics
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NOTE: The CME clinic pharmacy is now booking appointments for the 2020 season flu shot. Call them at 514-788-6608.

(CBC News) — Quebec pharmacies and regional health authorities are struggling to keep up with a surge in demand for the flu vaccine.

The online booking system in Montérégie crashed on Tuesday, the first day residents were  …

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How the leading coronavirus vaccines work
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(Sarah Pitt/ The Conversation) — There are now quite a few COVID-19 vaccines in the pipeline, but two seem to be making promising progress: the one designed by the US biotechnology company Moderna, and the one developed by the University of Oxford in collaboration with AstraZeneca.

In both cases, the research teams have built on their  …

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