Coffin carrying veteran journalist’s body shown falling as Israeli police beat mourners with batons

jerusalem CNN — There was unrest in Jerusalem Friday as thousands attended the burial of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot dead two days earlier while reporting on a military raid in the West Bank city of Jenin. Mourners had marched from Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate to Mount Zion cemetery. They were … Read more

The United States is in a maternal health crisis, Goldman Sachs wants to change that

New York CNN Business — The United States is in a maternal health crisis. Maternal mortality and morbidity rates across the country have increased steadily over the past 20 years, even as rates in all other developed countries have decreased significantly. New government data shows that US maternal deaths jumped by 14% during the first … Read more

Hospital discharged woman to household with COVID-19

It was supposed to be a celebratory weekend for Sasha Walek. Her 65-year-old mother, who was admitted to the ICU in February after suffering renal failure and multiple seizures, was finally on the mend and expected to be sent home Friday. Walek, who lives in New Jersey, drove to Toronto early last week. Her de … Read more

New study finds omicron no less severe than earlier variants, and not just more transmissible

A new study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School among others has found that the omicron variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is just as severe as earlier variants, and not more transmissible but no less severe, as previously thought. The study was based on the records of 130,000 COVID patients in Massachusetts … Read more

Abortion rights in Europe vary widely — and are getting squeezed – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article The after-effects of a bombshell draft US Supreme Court ruling that threatens to upend 50 years of abortion access are reverberating across Europe, where conservative activists have been making their own push to chip away at rights. Across the Atlantic, Europe is often viewed as a bastion of … Read more

Here’s the reality of abortion access in Canada

The attention generated by the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade in the United States has many favorably comparing the situation in Canada to that of its neighbour. But advocates say abortion access in this country remains inequitable due to stigma and a disregard for women’s health issues. While Canada decriminalized abortion in 1988, experts … Read more

Omicron caused spike in deaths in vaccinated people, analysis finds, though unvaccinated remain most at risk

The omicron variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 that has swept across the US since late last year has taken a grimmer toll than earlier variants, including in people who were vaccinated and even had booster shots. That’s according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, … Read more

Ontario doctor accused of ‘disgraceful’ COVID conduct has been suspended

Patrick Phillips, a northern Ontario doctor and a director of an organization found by the Star to be prescribing the debunked COVID-19 cure ivermectin, has had his medical license suspended under an interim order, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario said Tuesday. “In 2021, Dr. Phillips failed to maintain the standard of practice … Read more

CDC study highlights speed with which omicron variant infected Americans, and WHO warns testing is still crucial

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is highlighting just how many Americans have been infected with COVID-19, and how significantly the number has increased since the arrival of the highly infectious omicron variant late last year. The report published on Tuesday found case numbers were particularly striking in children, with three … Read more

PTSD symptoms are common for family of Covid-19 ICU patients, study says

CNN — When thinking of post-traumatic stress disorder, your mind may go to a movie about war. It’s a quiet day at base camp when suddenly the enemy launches an attack. The main character is scrambling to respond to incoming fire, making quick decisions about how to respond to danger that is largely out of … Read more