U.S. flu hospitalizations spike to highest level in a decade: health officials – National | Globalnews.ca

An early fall spike in influenza cases has pushed U.S. hospitalization rates for the illness to the highest in a decade for this time of year, U.S.health officials said on Friday, noting that vaccination rates are down. The rising flu cases come alongside pressure on hospitals from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and COVID cases, officials … Read more

Rapid response needed to address spike in heart disease cases linked to COVID-19: expert – National | Globalnews.ca

A Canadian heart researcher says a rapid response is needed to address the surge in cardiovascular cases linked to COVID-19 following recent studies that show the virus can increase a person’s risk of developing heart problems. “This is not new…. We’ve known about it for a long time that the risk is there … and … Read more

Health experts warn of a spike in Covid-19 cases in four provinces | The Citizen

Health experts in the country have warned of a spike in Covid-19 cases in four provinces. According to the department of health, provinces with a steady increase include the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo and the Western Cape. Speaking to broadcaster eNCA on Monday, Harsha Somaroo, Public Health Medicine Specialist at Wits University, said a higher … Read more

Monkeypox cases spike in Canada – has the risk level changed in the country? – National | Globalnews.ca

Since its unusual emergence in the West this spring, monkeypox has been a topic of discussion among Canadians as officials work to limit its spread. On Wednesday, Canada reported a 59 per cent increase in monkeypox cases over the last week – mirroring a trend of rising cases reported across the globe. Read more: Monkeypox … Read more

U.S. doctors see spike in vasectomies following end of Roe v. Wade: report – National | Globalnews.ca

Doctors across the U.S. are reporting a surge in requests for vasectomies following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade legal precedent that once guaranteed the federal right to an abortion, according to The Washington Post. Doug Stein, a urologist from Florida, a state that recently banned abortion past 15 weeks’ gestation, … Read more