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Researchers ask if survivor plasma could prevent coronavirus

Researchers ask if survivor plasma could prevent coronavirus

Survivors of COVID-19 are donating their blood plasma in droves in hopes it helps other patients recover from the coronavirus. And while the jury’s still out, now scientists are testing if the donations might also prevent infection in the first place.

Researchers ask if survivor plasma could prevent coronavirus

Trump administration revokes transgender health protection

Trump administration revokes transgender health protection

The Trump administration Friday finalized a regulation that overturns Obama-era protections for transgender people against sex discrimination in health care.

Trump administration revokes transgender health protection

CDC posts long-awaited tips for minimizing everyday risk

CDC posts long-awaited tips for minimizing everyday risk

Take the stairs, not the elevator, down from your hotel room. Encourage people to bring their own food and drinks to your cookout. Use hand sanitizer after banking at an ATM.

CDC posts long-awaited tips for minimizing everyday risk

Canada participation rates of girls in sport still lag behind boys

Canada participation rates of girls in sport still lag behind boys

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Rosie MacLennan battled body-image issues as a teenager. But the 31-year-old from Toronto stuck with her sport of trampoline, beating odds that, according to a recent report by Canadian Women & Sport, see one in three Canadian girls drop out of sports during adolescence.

Canada participation rates of girls in sport still lag behind boys

Backlash over George Floyd tweet forces out CrossFit founder

Backlash over George Floyd tweet forces out CrossFit founder

The founder and CEO of CrossFit is stepping down after his tweet about George Floyd sparked a social media backlash and a wave of affiliated gyms cut ties with the company. Reebok also dropped its affiliation with CrossFit this week.

Backlash over George Floyd tweet forces out CrossFit founder

Nearly half of Canadians have tried virtual care amid pandemic: survey

Nearly half of Canadians have tried virtual care amid pandemic: survey

A survey by the Canadian Medical Association found almost half of those asked sought medical advice by phone, email, videoconference or text during the COVID-19 pandemic but that most people still prefer in-person visits.

Nearly half of Canadians have tried virtual care amid pandemic: survey