Opioids killed more Ontarians during pandemic 

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Ontario – Opioids killed more people in Ontario in the second year of the pandemic compared to the first, but the province saw a drop in those deaths this past March, newly released data shows. About eight people per day died from opioids in the second year of the pandemic, preliminary data from Ontario’s Office of the Chief Coroner shows. …

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Ontario Launches Plan to Catch Up

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Plan Starts with Students Back in Classrooms, On Time TORONTO — After two years of pandemic disruptions, Ontario today launched its Plan to Catch Up for the 2022-23 school year. The plan, which is supported by the government’s historic investments in education, starts with students back in classrooms, on time, with the full school experience including extracurriculars like clubs, band and field …

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Canada Awards Contract for Supply of Seasonal, Pandemic Influenza Vaccines

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Québec – Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, and  Filomena Tassi, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced that the Government of Canada has signed a new contract with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to support sustained influenza pandemic readiness. The Government of Canada maintains pandemic influenza vaccine preparedness contracts in the event of an influenza pandemic and has contracted with GSK to supply …

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Eating disorder during pandemic

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Toronto – New data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information shows a spike in the rate of youth hospitalized for eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The numbers show the rate of eating disorder hospitalizations in Canada was 15 per 100,000 in the two years leading up to the onset of the pandemic, and jumped to 20 per 100,000 …

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WHO: Vaccines prevent between 2m-3m deaths a year

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PARIS (AFP) The Covid-19 pandemic has forever changed the world’s relationship with vaccines, spurring unprecedented production and innovation even while poorer nations were left behind. At the start of World Immunisation Week, AFP looks at the current state of play. Vaccines for more than 20 life-threatening diseases prevent between two to three million deaths a year, according to the World Health Organization. …

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Cancer detection falls during pandemic

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Ontario – A report published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network showed cancer detection during pandemic fell. It showed 12,601 fewer people were diagnosed with cancer in Ontario during the first waves of Covid-19 in 2020 than in previous years — a 34 per cent drop. This highlights that cancers were not being detected at the rate …