Ottawa urged to move ahead with food warning labels despite call to exempt ground meat

A worker re-stocks products in the meat section at an Atlantic Superstore grocery in Halifax on Jan. 28.Kelly Clark /The Canadian Press Health organizations are calling on Ottawa to move forward with its proposed food warning labels, expressing concerns that further debate over ground meat could delay a critical program that’s already long overdue. Since … Read more

Canada’s COVID-19 travel rules: What’s changing this summer? – National

Traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been the easiest of experiences for many Canadians. With border restrictions constantly changing, it has been challenging at times to keep up. However, with summer around the corner, many travel restrictions have dropped with declining COVID-19 activity, potentially making traveling more appealing despite massive delays at airports and at … Read more

‘A crisis’: The US tampon shortage, explained | Women’s News

People who need menstrual products in the United States have raised alarm in recent months, after noticing fewer tampon packages on store shelves, or being told their preferred brand of tampons was suddenly unavailable. The issue really came to the public’s attention when TIME Magazine published an article earlier this month titled, The Great Tampon … Read more

Detroit honors Vincent Chin, Asian American killed in 1982

DETROIT (AP) — Decades before Chinese immigrant Yao Pan Ma was attacked while collecting cans in New York and Thai American Vicha Ratanapakdee Was fatally assaulted in San Francisco, Vincent Chin was beaten to death with a baseball bat in Detroit by two white men who never served jail time. Forty years later — and … Read more

Telus acquires LifeWorks Inc. for $2.9-Billion to boost health subsidiary

Telus Corp. TT is acquiring human-resources firm LifeWorks Inc. LWRK-T for $2.9-billion including debt, increasing the scale and global footprint of its health subsidiary. LifeWorks, which was previously called Morneau Shepell, provides mental-health and employee-wellness services. The Telus deal, announced Thursday, still requires shareholder and regulatory approval, and is expected to close later this year … Read more

Got COVID-19 again? What you need to know about reinfections – National

Toronto resident Leshae Moses has been infected with COVID-19 four times. The 22-year-old personal support worker says she was reinfected with the virus despite being fully vaccinated. But she is not worried about catching it again. “I think I’ll be okay,” Moses said. Even as new COVID-19 cases in Canada are declining, the highly-transmissible Omicron … Read more

Monkeypox Is Getting a New Name, WHO Announces

Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez (Getty Images) An emerging disease is set to get a new coat of paint. Officials at the World Health Organization announced this week that they will soon choose a different name for the disease known as monkeypox—one intended to avoid the stigmatization and inaccuracy of its current moniker. The name of … Read more

Feds to lift COVID-19 vaccination requirement to board flights, trains: source

A government source tells Global News the federal government will soon announce that Canadians will no longer be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to board trains as well as domestic and international flights. Since Oct. 30, 2021, the federal government has required travelers in Canada to be fully vaccinated to travel by air or … Read more

Justin Bieber shares update after revealing face is paralyzed

Justin Bieber said he has “gotten better” since his Ramsay Hunt syndrome diagnosis — and he’s leaning on his faith to navigate the “horrific storm.” “Wanted to share a little bit of how I’ve been feelin,” the pop star, 28, wrote in an Instagram post Monday, three days after revealing he had a partially paralyzed … Read more

US to drop COVID-19 testing for inbound international air travellers – National

The Biden administration will drop pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements for air travelers effective Sunday at 12:01 a.m. ET after heavy lobbying from airlines and the travel industry, the White House has confirmed to Global News. The Biden administration will announce today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will no longer require pre-departure COVID-19 testing … Read more