COVID-19: Interior Health trending upwards, leading B.C. in new daily cases – Global News

Provincial officials announced 112 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, with just over half coming from the Interior Health region. Despite having a smaller population than the two Lower Mainland health regions, Vancouver Coastal and Fraser, Interior Health had 59 new cases. By comparison, Vancouver Coastal had 15 new cases on Friday, while Fraser Health […]

FBI assistant director faulted for misconduct around romantic relationship – The Washington Post

By Devlin Barrett, A senior FBI official violated agency policies in her handling of a romantic relationship with a subordinate, according to findings of the Justice Department’s inspector general, and the bureau’s disciplinary office is now weighing what, if anything, to do about the findings, according to current and former law enforcement officials familiar with […]

Walmart Is Rapidly Expanding Its Presence In Healthcare – Forbes

Retail giant Walmart is a force to reckon with, based not only on its expansive market reach, but also given its commitment to innovation in the consumer services space. Walmart’s recent ventures in healthcare is one such example of innovation, as the company is attempting to become a staple in the multibillion dollar healthcare services […]

Edmonton health care aide student jumps into action, performs CPR on unresponsive man – Globalnews.ca

A student learning to be a health care aide put her training to the test during an emergency in downtown Edmonton on July 1. “I was in line at a store on Jasper Avenue, trying to get some soft drinks,” Danica Porrier said. “It was 40 degrees that day. “I was at the front of […]

Most couples remain committed to their relationships after becoming new parents: U of T study – News@UofT

Diaper changes, endless domestic chores and lack of sleep – all are potential sources of relationship stress as couples make the transition to parenthood. Yet, University of Toronto Mississauga PhD student Nathan Leonhardt found that the extra pressure doesn’t necessarily lead to declines in relationship satisfaction and commitment.  Leonhardt’s work was recently published in the Journal for Marriage and Family. The study, […]

New University Health Network policy requires staff to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status – Global News

Toronto’s University Health Network (UHN) will require all staff working at each of its hospitals to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status as part of a newly implemented policy. A statement from UHN said notification to staff regarding the new policy began at the end of June. It will require all staff to report one of […]

Alberta Health Services says hospital bed closures no cause for alarm – Global News

Alberta Health Services says the current spate of hospital bed closures is minimal, not unusual and isn’t affecting patient care. But the United Nurses of Alberta and the Opposition NDP says that data doesn’t match the reality on the ground. Deb Gordon, the chief operating officer for AHS, said Friday that more than 98 per […]

Alberta Health Services says system stable as it manages staff shortages and bed closures – CBC.ca

Alberta Health Services is pushing back against messages that hospital bed closures and staff shortages across the province are abnormal. In a news conference on Friday, AHS executives said it is “common” to see bed closures during summer vacations, and that some of those closed beds aren’t essential. “We have more individuals employed than ever […]

COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit adds 10 cases Friday – Global News

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit added another 10 COVID-19 cases to end the week, though the total case count increased by nine, likely due to data cleanup. Six recoveries were also added to […]

Coronavirus: Health Canada recalls 2 more hand sanitizers – CTV News

TORONTO — Health Canada is adding two more products to its growing list of recalled hand sanitizers. The two products in question are MediCare Foaming Hand Sanitizer, which is produced by Dollarama L.P., as well as Pur-Vie, produced by Literies Universelles Paga Inc. The agency says that Pur-Vie was found to contain “elevated levels” of […]