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9 babies born to Malian mother ‘all doing well’

A Malian woman gave birth to nine babies on Tuesday — two more than doctors had detected inside her crowded womb. She joins a small pantheon of mothers of nonuplets.Mali’s healthy ministry released this photo of some of the nine babies born in Morocco to 25-year-old Halima Cisse on May 4. (Mali Ministry of Health and…

‘Preferred vaccines’ messaging from federal panel sparks concern, criticism from health experts

Canadians should take the first vaccine that becomes available to them even though the federal government’s advisory committee on vaccines may have sown confusion with conflicting messaging about preferred doses, some health experts say.Canadians should take the first vaccine that becomes available to them even though the federal government’s advisory committee on vaccines has sown confusion with conflicting…

Alberta woman in her 50s dies of rare blood clot linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

An Alberta woman in her 50s has died from a rare blood clot condition after receiving the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, says the province’s chief medical health officer.Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, says a woman in her 50s has died of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT). It’s Alberta’s first death linked to the…

Concerns over common side effects shouldn’t scare you from getting COVID-19 vaccines, doctor says

CBC News has received messages from audience members who’ve reported a range of reactions to their vaccinations, with some hesitant to return for a second dose. But an infectious disease expert said the end result of protection against COVID-19 is worth the common side effects.A pharmacist administers a dose of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine in…

Facebook’s oversight board upholds Trump suspension, but says company must revisit decision

The Facebook Oversight Board has upheld the decision by the social media giant to suspend former U.S. president Donald Trump’s account, though it also had criticism for the company’s policies. Former U.S. president Donald Trump speaks to crowd at at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Jan. 20, 2021. Facebook’s oversight board on Wednesday upheld the…

When will the Canada-U.S. border reopen?

Day trips to the U.S. are a thing of the past. Canada-U.S. relations experts cautiously estimate the border could reopen in the fall, but it might be more complicated than it seems.It’s been more than a year since Canada and the U.S. barred people from non-essential travel between the two countries. With vaccinations ramping up…