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Canada in ‘better shape’ than predicted in face of XBB.1.5, expert suggests – National

The potential for a rise in infections and reinfections from the new COVID-19 variant XBB.1.5 appears to be in the “rearview mirror,” according to one expert. University of Toronto epidemiologist Prabhat Jha told Global News that he is “cautiously optimistic” as the variant nicknamed “Kraken” doesn’t appear to be leading …

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Top doctor says Ontario ‘must remain vigilant’ past flu peak, COVID variant advances

TORONTO — Ontario’s top doctor says even though COVID-19 and flu activity is declining, the province “must remain vigilant” as a more transmissible variant gains ground. In a statement, Dr. Kieran Moore says parts of Ontario are reporting a rise in the number of cases of the more easily spreadable …

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Ontario expands virtual mental health counselling for youth

Ontario is putting $4.75 million toward expanding a virtual walk-in counselling program for children and youth to access mental health services. Health Minister Sylvia Jones says the One Stop Talk program is a way to offer modern, convenient options for youth in ways in which they are used to communicating. …

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Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte get $30M from feds for LTC home – Kingston

The Government of Canada is making a significant investment into long-term care on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, and Chief Don Maracle, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, announced $30.25 million in federal funding for the construction of a new Elder Care …

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Ontario sees 100K-plus waiting longer than recommended for surgery during pandemic

Ontario doubled the number of so-called “long-waiters” during the pandemic — patients whose surgeries have been delayed longer than their maximum clinical guidelines — according to figures obtained by Global News, leading to concerns about poorer medical outcomes. According to government documents, almost half of the patients on Ontario’s surgical …

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Ontario pediatric hospitals ask for help to deal with backlog of 12,000 surgeries

Nearly 12,000 children are on a wait list for surgeries across Ontario, a situation officials at four major pediatric hospitals say is part of a much bigger problem they need help from the province to solve. A surge of viral respiratory illnesses, driven by a particularly bad strain of the …

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Whistleblowers allege U of T data project collected 600K patient records without consent

Ontario’s privacy commissioner is investigating a sweeping data project at the University of Toronto that is alleged to have collected over 600,000 electronic medical records without patient consent or knowledge. Filed last summer by a group of concerned doctors in the GTA, a privacy complaint alleges the University of Toronto …

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No evidence enrolled patients subbed ER for virtual family doctor visits: OMA study

A study led by researchers with the Ontario Medical Association found no evidence patients substituted hospital emergency rooms for virtual visits with their family doctor in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers say the peer-reviewed study, published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, is significant given recent …

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Illness outbreak triggers recall of soft, semi-soft surface-ripened cheeses

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 20, 2023 11:25 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall for Le Fromage au Village and La Vache a Maillotte brand soft and semi-soft surface-ripened cheese due to possible Listeria contamination. The …

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Drug poisoning deaths down in Alberta compared to 2021, proportion of opioid deaths up

Drug poisoning deaths in Alberta have once again surpassed the 1,300 mark for a third year in a row. Data updated this month from the Alberta substance use surveillance system show there were 1,443 drug poisoning deaths in the province from January to November 2022, 1,347 of which were caused …

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