Montreal public health officials encourage patients to visit doctors, urge them ‘not to be scared’

(Felicia Parrillo/ Global News) — At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Montreal Public Health officials say people were not reaching out to their family doctors. In fact, consultations were down 80 per cent. But, … 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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Coronavirus pandemic could cause wave of brain damage, scientists warn
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(Jessie Yeung & Lauren Mascarenhas/ CNN) — The novel coronavirus pandemic could lead to a wave of brain damage in infected patients, warned British researchers in a new study released Wednesday.

Experts at the University College London (UCL) were the latest to describe that Covid-19 could cause neurological complications including  …

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Quebec mulls making masks mandatory to prevent spread of COVID-19
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(Isaac Olson/ CBC News) — Quebec officials are hinting the province will soon require people to cover their faces when they’re in enclosed public spaces, although the premier has yet to fully commit to that measure.

Public Health Director Horacio Arruda said Tuesday that officials are doing an “intense analysis”  …

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Scientists say coronavirus is airborne and bars should stay closed
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(David Gilbert/ Vice) — Over 200 scientists in more than 30 countries say the coronavirus is airborne and that the World Health Organization is not doing nearly enough to address the issue.

In a letter entitled “It is Time to Address Airborne Transmission of Covid-19” the scientists lay out an argument many of them have been making for   …

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Peptide drug discovery could lead to a powerful anti-inflammatory
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(Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News) – Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry and the National Jewish Health in Denver report a new drug discovery that could be useful to combat inflammation of all varieties and shows promise in fighting acute respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19.

Called TAT CARMIL1,  …

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Disinformation on coronavirus ‘massive’ says report
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(Agence France-Presse) — From quack cures to smoking cigarettes to ward off COVID-19, disinformation circulating online about the coronavirus has been massive, a report by five European fact-checking organisations, including AFP, has found.

As the virus reached its peak across Europe in March and April, “false and sometimes  …

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Repeat head impacts may lead to depression later
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(Gina Digravio-Boston/ Futura) — Scientists have long believed that a single traumatic brain injury (TBI) earlier in life may contribute to problems with memory, thinking, and depression later in life. In most previous studies, however, research failed to examine the possible role of having a history of exposure to repetitive head  …

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Researchers in Saskatchewan developing COVID-19 saliva test
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(Vincenzo Morello/ Radio-Canada International) — Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan are leading the development of a new test that will be able to detect SARS-Cov-2 proteins in saliva, according to a press release from the University of Saskatchewan last Thursday.

Dr. Walter Siqueira of the University of Saskatchewan  …

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Scientists just beginning to understand many health problems caused by COVID-19 
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(Reuters) — Scientists are only starting to grasp the vast array of health problems caused by the novel coronavirus, some of which may have lingering effects on patients and health systems for years to come, according to doctors and infectious disease experts.

Besides the respiratory issues that leave patients gasping for breath,   …

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