More Canadians hospitalized from substance use since pandemic started, report finds

Hospitalizations from opioids, alcohol and stimulants rose during first seven months of pandemic, compared to the same time in 2019, according to a new report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).Paramedics and first responders work to save a person suspected of having a drug overdose in Vancouver in 2020. (Ben Nelms/CBC)More Canadians have…

US backs giving poorer countries access to Covid-19 vaccine patents

The Biden administration on Wednesday joined calls for more sharing of the technology behind Covid-19 vaccines to help speed the end of the pandemic, a shift that puts the US alongside many in the developing world who want rich countries to do more to get doses to the needy. United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai…

3rd wave of Covid-19 in India inevitable: Top scientific advisor to govt

As India continues to struggle to contain a severe second wave of Covid-19, a top scientific advisor to the government today said a third wave was "inevitable" and the authorities should be prepared for it. "A phase three is inevitable given the higher levels of circulating virus but it is not clear on what time…

Covid-19 vaccine stock running out, only 14 lakh jabs left: DGHS

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today said the stock of the Covid-19 vaccine is running out in Bangladesh as there are only 14 lakh jabs in government hands with no sign of fresh consignment from India. Speaking at a virtual press briefing, DGHS spokesperson Dr Robed Amin said, "We had around 1.2 crore…

Why are wisdom teeth taken out?

Wisdom teeth are a non-professional term for third molars (all four) discovered in the permanent dentition. These teeth are the last teeth to be developed in a grownup or adult person. They can begin to erupt, usually anytime around the age of 17 to 20. It is also viable that for some people, the third…