Jubilant HollisterStier

Canada continues to invest in domestic vaccine production 

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Investment in Jubilant HollisterStier will strengthen Canada’s biomanufacturing capacity for vaccine and therapeutics production to protect Canadians against future health threats March 16, 2023 – Kirkland, Quebec The Government of Canada continues to make significant investments to strengthen Canada’s biomanufacturing and life sciences sector. Our approach prioritizes innovative solutions and long-term domestic biomanufacturing capacity right here at home. Since March 2020, over …

Funding for Centre for Aging Brain Health Innovation

Funding for Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation

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Ottawa – The Government of Canada is committed to addressing the challenges of aging and brain health issues, including dementia. To this end, it is providing an additional $30 million to the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI). This builds on previous federal investments of $44 million over six years (2015-2021) provided to Baycrest Health Sciences to help launch …

University of Toronto

New research hub at Toronto Varsity to accelerate vax, therapeutics production

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This research hub will further strengthen Canada’s biomanufacturing and life sciences sector while protecting Canadians against future health threats Toronto – The Government of Canada’s main priority continues to be protecting the health and safety of Canadians. Throughout the pandemic, the quick and decisive actions taken by the government meant that Canada was able to scale up domestic biomanufacturing capacity, …


$7m to address harms related to substance use in Ontario 

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To help support the response to the overdose crisis and address harms related to substance use and the toxic illegal drug supply, the Government of Canada has announced over $7 million in funding for 8 innovative community-led projects across Ontario. With this funding, these projects will help improve health outcomes for people who are at risk of experiencing substance-related harms …

St. Michaels Hospital

$3m to support mental health of Black communities, make treatment accessible

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Ottawa – Supporting the mental health and well-being of people in Canada, particularly those who face disproportionate challenges because of systemic racism, discrimination, socio economic status or social exclusion, is a priority for the Government of Canada. To help address the disproportionate impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mental health of Black individuals and communities, the Government of Canada …


US approves Pfizer’s pain-relief nasal spray for migraine

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Washington – The US Food and Drug Administration  has approved Pfizer Inc’s nasal spray – Zavzpret, also called zavegepant, for migraine. The FDA said it will give patients access to a potentially fast-acting pain-relief option for headaches and is approved for the treatment of acute migraine with or without aura in adults.


Vaccination options during March break

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Toronto – Toronto Public Health (TPH) provides appointment and walk-in vaccination opportunities for individuals who are yet to be vaccinated or are eligible for a COVID-19 booster dose. Bivalent booster vaccines are available for anyone five years of age and older. Health cards are not required. All TPH immunization clinics are open Tuesdays through Fridays from noon to 6 p.m. …

Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer’s rising: How to prevent it

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Washington – Colorectal cancer is on the rise in people under the age of 55 is rising, especially in the US where it is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society’s Colorectal Cancer Statistics 2023. Risk factors include smoking, heavy drinking, poor diet, obesity, and inactivity. But good news is that it can also be …


Exploring deep oceans for cancer treatment

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PARIS (AFP) Some send divers in speed boats, others dispatch submersible robots to search the seafloor, and one team deploys a “mud missile” — all tools used by scientists to scour the world’s oceans for the next potent cancer treatment or antibiotic. A medicinal molecule could be found in microbes scooped up in sediment, be produced by porous sponges or …