Health

Four drug firms agree to pay $26 bn in proposed US opioid settlement

By John Biers / Catherine Triomphe Agence France-Presse (AFP) — Prosecutors from several US states on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping proposed settlement under which four pharmaceutical companies accused of fueling the country’s opioid epidemic would pay up to $26 billion …

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Coping with the pandemic through volleyball

(Eagle News) — Friends play volleyball on sand courts at local parks in Maryland after months of being cooped up at home because of the pandemic. Take some time to sit back, unwind, and enjoy the footage they captured from …

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CDC and Texas confirms monkeypox in US traveler

(Eagle News) — As if Covid wasn’t enough of a concern, another disease has landed in the US. It is something many probably haven’t heard of before. Monkeypox. The first US case in years has recently been confirmed by the …

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More than half of Ontario adults vaccinated against Covid-19

(Eagle News) — On July 8, Ontario, Canada reported that more than half of adults in the province have received their second COVID-19 vaccine dose due to an increase in supply and the ability to now combine vaccines. Since May …

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gets second dose of Covid-19 vaccine; says enough vaccine to fully immunize all Canadians

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rolled up his left sleeve Friday morning to receive a second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Trudeau says the country should be receiving 68 million …

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Canadian health authorities issue new warning about AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Health Canada is warning about another possible side-effect of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. The agency says some people suffer from capillary leak syndrome following vaccination. “Capillary leak syndrome is a …

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Western Canada gripped by heat wave

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Record-breaking temperatures are baking Western Canada in a life threatening heat wave that has played a role in more than two dozen deaths in British Columbia. “In a 24 hour …

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Canada’s top doc warns of surge of Delta variant of Covid-19 this fall

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Lifting health measures such as wearing a mask indoors and social distancing, could result in a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Canada this fall, Canada’s chief public health officer warned …

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Canada to develop risk assessment tool for fully vaccinated people

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The Canadians government is working on a risk assessment tool that can help fully vaccinated people decide whether it is safe to forgo things like wearing a face mask or …

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Majority of Canadians say governments should be cautious about lifting all Covid-19 restrictions

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — A new poll suggests nearly seven out of 10 Canadians think it is too early to lift all public health restrictions to control the spread of Covid-19. The poll, released …

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Canada extends flight ban between Canada and India; drops Pakistan ban

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The ban on direct flights between Canada and India has been extended for another 30 days, Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, announced Monday. But he says flights from Pakistan will …

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Canada announces first phase to ease border restrictions

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Life will be easier for visitors coming to Canada as the country announced Monday it will ease some of its travel restrictions beginning July 5. Under the new rules, fully …

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