CDC finds unvaccinated 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19

(Lauren Neergaard/ CTV News) — New U.S. studies released Friday show the COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective against hospitalizations and death even as the extra-contagious Delta variant swept the country. One study tracked over 600,000 COVID-19 cases in 13 states from April through mid-July. As delta surged in early summer, those who were unvaccinated were 4.5 […]

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Long Covid: will I ever get better?

(Lucy Adams/ BBC News) — I am 44 years old and in my mind I’m a journalist, a mother, a wife, a cyclist, a mountain climber, a wild swimmer and an adventurer – just like I was 16 months ago. But in my body, I’m like someone twice my age. Most days I wake up […]

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Aspirin could cut risk of cancer deaths by 20%, study suggests

(Sky News) — Cancer patients who take aspirin as part of their treatment could cut their risk of death by 20%, according to a major review of studies. Researchers at Cardiff University said the medication – commonly used as pain relief – not only has “biological mechanisms” that help reduce mortality risk, but they also […]

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This is why you will still need to wear a mask after being vaccinated

(Jackie Dunham/ CTV News) — While the leading vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna appear to be highly protective against COVID-19, it’s still unclear how effective they will be at curbing the spread of the virus and, therefore, how long people will have to wear masks. On Tuesday, the U.K. began vaccinating its oldest citizens with a […]

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