Avoid all social gatherings as COVID-19 community transmissions rise, health minister urges Quebecers

(Colin Harris/ CBC News) — Health Minister Christian Dubé appealed to Quebecers to cancel all their plans to gather with friends and family over the next few weeks — including Thanksgiving dinner. He said the … Read More

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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Feds promise help for surging COVID-19 test demand but won’t OK rapid-test tech yet
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(Mia Rabson/ Canadian Press) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising to do more to help provinces respond to soaring demands for COVID-19 testing but there is still no indication of when the government will approve the tests that can deliver results in mere minutes.

Health Minister Patty Hajdu has said her department isn’t  …

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Top Montreal doctor’s comparison of COVID-19 to flu ‘not appropriate,’ health minister says
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(CBC News) — Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé says his team is looking into “erroneous” comments made by a prominent Montreal health official on a local news station last week.

Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, head of the CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest de l’île de Montréal, has come under fire for comparing COVID-19 to the seasonal  …

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Second wave of COVID-19 infections has started in Quebec, top health official warns
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(Jonathan Montpetit · CBC News) —Quebec’s top public health official said Monday that a second wave of COVID-19 infections is underway, and joined authorities in Montreal and Quebec City in urging people to reduce their social activities as much as possible in the weeks ahead.

The province reported 586 new cases on Monday, the  …

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Why contact tracing remains a hurdle for Quebec in containing COVID-19
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(Benjamin Shingler & Sarah Leavitt/ CBC News) — Quebec has ramped up its ability to track down members of the public who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

But challenges remain in ensuring those who may have contracted the virus are aware.

Among the biggest hurdles? Getting people to pick up the phone.

Health Minister Christian Dubé  …

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Coronavirus: scientists find collision of pandemic and flu doubles Covid-19 transmission
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(Stephen Chen/ South China Morning Post) — Influenza could more than double the transmission rate of the coronavirus, according to new European research.

A joint study by the Max Planck Institute in Germany and Pasteur Institute in France showed that on average, a patient infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus could pass Covid-19 to two  …

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Eating disorders thrive in anxious times, and pose a lethal threat
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(Yuki Noguchi/ NPR) — For most of her 34 years, Stephanie Parker didn’t recognize she had an eating disorder. 

At age 6, she recalls, she stopped eating and drinking at school — behavior that won her mother’s praise. “It could have started sooner; I just don’t have the memory,” says Parker. In middle  …

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Almost 1/4 of Canadians believe coronavirus warnings from officials are overblown: poll
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(Jordan Press/ Canadian Press) — A new survey suggests there are Canadians who believe that warnings from public officials about the threat of COVID-19 are vastly overblown.

Almost one-quarter of respondents in an online poll made public Tuesday by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies say they believe public health and government  …

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Covid hits young adults harder than thought: study
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(Robin Foster & E.J. Mundell/ HealthDay News) — New research suggests that COVID-19 is far from benign when it strikes young adults: Once they are hospitalized, 1 in 5 wind up in the ICU and many need ongoing medical care even after they are free of the virus, scientists report.

The Harvard University doctors reviewed more than  …

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