Tylenol shortage: How far parents are going for medicine

Tylenol shortage: How far parents are going for medicine

With three of her six children now sick with a cold, Stephanie Goddard says a shortage of children’s medication across Canada is making her panic. “I can’t find Children’s liquid Advil or Tylenol anywhere,” she told CTVNews.ca in a telephone interview on Wednesday. “And knowing the flu season is right around the corner… my anxiety … Read more

Covid Patients Should Take An Antiviral Even If They Don’t Have Severe Symptoms, Study Finds

Covid Patients Should Take An Antiviral Even If They Don’t Have Severe Symptoms, Study Finds

top line Pfizer’s Covid-19 antiviral Paxlovid and Merck’s coronavirus pill molnupiravir appear to guard against hospitalizations and death even when people aren’t experiencing severe symptoms, a new study found, as the White House continues efforts to make these medications more widely available as Covid cases arise . Tablets of the drug Paxlovid are shown. dpa/picture … Read more

COVID: FDA advisers recommend updating booster shots

COVID: FDA advisers recommend updating booster shots

At least some US adults may get updated COVID-19 shots this fall, as government advisers voted Tuesday that it’s time to tweak booster doses to better match the most recent virus variants. Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration wrestled with how to modify doses now when there’s no way to know how the rapidly … Read more

Pfizer says updated COVID-19 shots boost protection against omicron variant

Pfizer says updated COVID-19 shots boost protection against omicron variant

Pfizer announced Saturday that tweaking its COVID-19 vaccine to better target the omicron variant is safe and works — just days before regulators debate whether to offer Americans updated booster shots this fall. The vaccines currently used in the US still offer strong protection against severe COVID-19 disease and death — especially if people have … Read more

Loneliness can be a big factor in getting good nutrition, experts say

Loneliness can be a big factor in getting good nutrition, experts say

TORONTO — Flo Elliott was never a big eater, but her appetite plummeted when her husband died. Suddenly alone after 54 years of marriage, Elliott says she lost interest in food and would routinely skip meals. It would take about seven years to recover that appetite, says the now 89-year-old. “It’s really, really hard after … Read more

Dangerous chemicals found in food wrappers at major fast-food restaurants and grocery chains, report says

Dangerous chemicals found in food wrappers at major fast-food restaurants and grocery chains, report says

Alarming levels of dangerous chemicals known as PFAS were discovered in food packaging at a number of well-known fast-food and fast-casual restaurants and grocery store chains, a new report found. The highest levels of indicators for PFAS were found in food packaging from Nathan’s Famous, Cava, Arby’s, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Stop & Shop and Sweetgreen, … Read more