Rose Is Right, British Sign Language Should Be Legally Recognized

Rose Is Right, British Sign Language Should Be Legally Recognized

Rose Ayling-Ellis, who was the first deaf person to compete on Strictly Come Dancing and win the show, has recently spoken up about British Sign Language (BSL). The 27-year-old called for BSL to be recognized as an official language and be given legal status in the UK. The Eastenders star said the UK’s lack of … Read more

End leprosy discrimination laws ‘without delay’, UN rights expert urges — Global Issues

End leprosy discrimination laws ‘without delay’, UN rights expert urges — Global Issues

“It is time for all States concerned to make a choice: whether to keep such discriminatory laws against persons affected by leprosy in violation of international human rights standards, or to eliminate such discrimination in law without delay”, said the Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family … Read more

Two new drugs exacerbate the overdose crisis

Two new drugs exacerbate the overdose crisis

Advocates for safe injection sites will meet in front of the James A Byrne Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia to show their support for evidence-based harm reduction policies in a photo taken on September 5, 2019.Picture: Cory Clark / NurPhoto (Getty Images) A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week suggests that … Read more

Medical regulator investigating Canadian Covid Care Alliance co-founder

Medical regulator investigating Canadian Covid Care Alliance co-founder

Toronto physician Dr Ira Bernstein, co-founder of the Canadian Covid Care Alliance, is under investigation by the province’s medical regulator. Shae Greenfield, a spokesperson for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, confirmed the investigation on Friday, but said he could not release further details. Bernstein, who has a family practice on Lawrence Ave. … Read more

COVID-19: Peterborough reports 22 hospitalizations, 1 new outbreak; End of Extendicare Lakefield – Peterborough outbreak

COVID-19: Peterborough reports 22 hospitalizations, 1 new outbreak;  End of Extendicare Lakefield – Peterborough outbreak

Peterborough Public Health reported 52 new PCR lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, along with one new outbreak and one resolved outbreak, according to data released Friday afternoon. Read more: Ontario Reports Over 1,000 COVID Deaths in January; the best doc points to Delta The health unit’s COVID-19 tracker, released at 4:27 p.m., reported the following data … Read more

No, The Covid Vaccine Does Not Impact The Outcomes Of IVF

No, The Covid Vaccine Does Not Impact The Outcomes Of IVF

Getting the Covid-19 vaccine will not affect fertility outcomes in patients undergoing IVF, a new study has found. Some women have been concerned how the Covid-19 vaccine might affect their fertility after anecdotal reports of the vaccine changing periods. Investigators at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and Reproductive Medicine Associates … Read more

COVID-19: MLHU reports 2 deaths, LHSC says 22 COVID-19 patients in ICU

COVID-19: MLHU reports 2 deaths, LHSC says 22 COVID-19 patients in ICU

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Cases and testing – Outbreaks – Vaccinations – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported two deaths and 217 COVID-19 cases on Friday. The deaths involved a woman in her 80s associated with a long-term care home and a man … Read more

San Francisco eases mask rule, official says LA not ready

San Francisco eases mask rule, official says LA not ready

N95 masks and protection against Omicron ER physician, Dr. Jim Keany, from Providence Mission Hospital provides information on N95 and their protection against Omicron. LOS ANGELES – COVID-19 case numbers are on the decrease in Los Angeles County but a top health official said Thursday it’s too soon to consider relaxing mask and vaccination requirements … Read more

COVID hits one of the last uninfected places on the planet

COVID hits one of the last uninfected places on the planet

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — When the coronavirus began spreading around the world, the remote Pacific archipelago of Kiribati closed its borders, ensuring the disease didn’t reach its shores for nearly two full years. Kiribati finally began reopening this month, allowing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to charter a plane to bring home … Read more

Canada’s ‘Freedom Rally’ is watched by the world – and seen in very different ways

Canada’s ‘Freedom Rally’ is watched by the world – and seen in very different ways

As supporters of a trucking convoy targeting Parliament Hill howled their support in Canada’s largest city on Thursday, heads across the country and around the world continued to turn and watch. Elon Musk, the richest man on the planet, proclaimed on Twitter that Canadian truckers “dominate”. American podcaster Joe Rogan called ours a “country in … Read more