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<b>CANADA:</b> Are antibiotics over-prescribed during cold and flu season?

CANADA: Are antibiotics over-prescribed during cold and flu season?

Experts say antibiotics in cold and flu season are potentially harmful and seldom helpful
Kawartha Dairy ice cream products recalled due to possible presence of metal

Kawartha Dairy ice cream products recalled due to possible presence of metal

The Kawartha Dairy flavours affected by the recall are: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream in both 1.5 litre and 11.4 litre packages, and Mint Chip ice cream in 1.5 litre and 11.4 litre packages
<b>COVID-19:</b> Canadians’ pessimistic pandemic state of mind worsening

COVID-19: Canadians’ pessimistic pandemic state of mind worsening

Provinces are reporting a higher rate of infection, and the fear of increased hospitalizations that will put an extreme strain on the health-care system remains present
<b>CANADA:</b> Restoring civil liberties post-pandemic a concern for legal experts

CANADA: Restoring civil liberties post-pandemic a concern for legal experts

Legal experts who specialize in personal freedoms have spent most of 2020 making sure those public health restrictions didn't go too far and now they're working to ensure those rights are restored when the pandemic finally comes to an end
<b>ONTARIO:</b> 22 per cent of rapid COVID-19 tests in Ontario reporting false negatives, experts say

ONTARIO: 22 per cent of rapid COVID-19 tests in Ontario reporting false negatives, experts say

The Medical Laboratory Professionals' Association of Ontario is encouraging those who test negative from a rapid test to continue to monitor symptoms
<b>CANADA:</b> Experts say solitary confinement by any other name is still torture

CANADA: Experts say solitary confinement by any other name is still torture

Isolating prisoners in cells with no contact and little activity over a sustained period of time amounts to torture, PhD candidates say
COVID-19 caused surge in demand for food banks, which was already on the rise: report

COVID-19 caused surge in demand for food banks, which was already on the rise: report

Government intervention in the form of income support programs or eviction bans helped reduce the demand for food banks in many regions later in the pandemic, the report says, as did the emergence of community initiatives such as meal programs
<b>COVID-19:</b> University admissions tests like the SAT are under scrutiny

COVID-19: University admissions tests like the SAT are under scrutiny

Many people are wondering if COVID-19 could spell the end of university admission testing
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Over 20 Metro products across the province recalled due to possible salmonella

ONTARIO: Over 20 Metro products across the province recalled due to possible salmonella

CFIA says products should be thrown out or returned to the store from where they were purchased
<b>CANADA:</b> Why the 'extreme intoxication' defence is dangerous for women

CANADA: Why the 'extreme intoxication' defence is dangerous for women

The extreme intoxication defence is often successful when used, usually in cases involving male violence against women