Austrian health minister gives OK to crowd-free Formula 1 races

Austrian health minister gives OK to crowd-free Formula 1 races

ZURICH — Austria’s health ministry on Saturday gave the green light to two Formula One motor races on July 5 and 12 – the delayed season-openers – to be held without spectators in line with plans aimed at halting the spread of COVID-19. The races are due to be held in the village of Spielberg, […]

Trudeau to announce cost-sharing agreements with provinces to top up the wages of essential workers; Russian health officials report a record daily spike

Trudeau to announce cost-sharing agreements with provinces to top up the wages of essential workers; Russian health officials report a record daily spike

The latest novel coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Thursday (this file will be updated throughout the day). Web links to longer stories if available. 6:21 a.m.: The British government says a shipment of personal protective equipment from Turkey intended to help ease supply problems is sitting in a warehouse because it does […]

Limited services during pandemic could lead to surge in unplanned pregnancies: Sex health advocates

Limited services during pandemic could lead to surge in unplanned pregnancies: Sex health advocates

OTTAWA — Limited access to contraceptives and services because of COVID-19 is likely to lead to a surge in unintended pregnancies, according to sexual-health advocates. Darrah Teitel with Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights has already noticed a big increase in the number of people calling its helpline in distress. “We’re looking at a […]

Survey Finds 23andMe Customers Make Positive Changes to Their Health

Survey Finds 23andMe Customers Make Positive Changes to Their Health

A new survey of 23andMe’s Health + Ancestry customers conducted by M/A/R/C® Research found that more than three-quarters reported that after receiving their personalized genetic reports they made at least one positive change in their health behavior. Changes included eating healthier, getting more sleep, and exercising more, among others. “We’re encouraged by these preliminary findings, […]

CannTrust says Health Canada has suspended its cannabis licence

CannTrust says Health Canada has suspended its cannabis licence

CannTrust Holdings Inc. says it received a notice of licence suspension from Health Canada, which has been investigating the cannabis company for allegedly cultivating pot in unlicensed rooms. The Vaughan, Ont.-based company says the notice it received from the regulator on Tuesday indicates that Health Canada has suspended its authority to produce cannabis — other than […]

New federal Arctic policy focuses on human health, environment, infrastructure

New federal Arctic policy focuses on human health, environment, infrastructure

The federal government has released its long-awaited policy on developing the Canadian Arctic in a changing environmental and political world. But after three years of work on the lengthy document, some are left asking, “Where’s the caribou?” The document proposes eight priorities. Health, infrastructure and economic development are at the top. It mentions a shopping […]

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