Pfizer Falls on Downbeat Guidance as Company Braces for Covid Vaccine Drop-Off

Text size Pfizer said it expects Covid-19 vaccine sales to drop to $13.5 billion in 2023. Mario Tama/Getty Images Pfizer on Tuesday laid out guidance for the 2023 fiscal year well below Wall Street consensus figures, tempering investor expectations ahead of what it expects to be a steep drop in Covid-19 product sales. Shares fell … Read more

Almost all doctors in Canada support moving to pan-Canadian licensing: survey – National

Almost all doctors in Canada support changes to medical licensing that would make it easier for health workers to see patients anywhere in the country, according to a new survey. The Canadian Medical Association online survey of more than 5,000 working and retired physicians and medical learners found 95 percent would like to see a … Read more

Clips that stimulate nerves in the ears could be the answer to the agony of endometriosis

Clips that ‘tickle’ nerves in the ears could reduce the pain of endometriosis. One in ten women of reproductive age has the condition, which causes heavy and agonizing periods — it is the most common complaint treated by gynecologists. Endometriosis develops when the tissue that normally forms the lining of the womb starts to grow … Read more

No ‘elevated risk’ of stroke from Pfizer’s bivalent COVID shot, Health Canada says – National

Recent data from one US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) database has detected a potential stroke risk link in older adults who received an updated Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent shot. However, according to Health Canada (HC) there is currently “no indication” connecting mRNA bivalent vaccines with ischemic strokes. Ischemic stroke is the most common … Read more

Lad, 21, has both legs amputated due to sepsis after falling ill with flu and pneumonia

A 20-year-old man had to have both of his legs amputated a couple of days before his 21st birthday. After becoming incredibly ill with flu-like symptoms, the young man experienced multiple organ failure and was branded the ‘sickest patient in the country’. Levi Dewey, now aged 21, suffered from severe sepsis and is now recovering … Read more

Dementia: What it is, when you should become concerned, and how you can help others

Dementia is a clinical syndrome caused by a range of diseases or injuries to the brain. Worldwide, 47.5 million people have dementia. Given the dramatic growth of the population of older people, the number of people living with dementia worldwide is expected to double every 20 years, going up to 135.5 million by 2050. According … Read more

Award-winning immunologist reveals how staring at candles for 10 minutes can snuff out stress

Whether you’re driving the children to after-school clubs, trying to become a partner at a major law firm or both, it’s hard to find people who don’t consider themselves super-busy. Even retirees complain of having too much to do. But the dark side to our increasingly frenetic pace of life is the amount of stress … Read more

I lost hair and vomited blood — but doctors ignored my terrifying symptoms

A British woman claims doctors ignored her symptoms — which included vomiting blood and losing chunks of hair — until eventually she received a terrifying diagnosis. Jessica Booth said she knew something wasn’t right when her persistent headaches and nausea began last year. But she says she was dismissed by doctors who told the 20-year-old … Read more

Toxic metals in chocolate? Health Canada finds levels not concerning following US report – National

Last month, Consumer Reports (CR) revealed that dozens of dark chocolate products sold in the US contain cadmium and lead — two heavy metals that can cause a variety of health problems, like kidney damage and immune system suppression, in both children and adults. Some of the products listed in the report included chocolates from … Read more