Canada’s blood supply stays healthy during the pandemic due to fewer surgeries, loyal donors

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada Canadian Blood Services operates as a national inventory and donated blood can be used anywhere in the country, no matter where it is collected Author of the article: Zeenya Shah Publishing date: Apr 06, 2021  •  7 hours ago  •  3 minute read  •  5 Comments Canadian Blood Services has… Read More »

NIRVANA Test Rapidly Identifies and Sequences COVID-19 Viral Variants

Researchers at the Salk Institute in California, working with outside collaborators, have developed a COVID-19 test that can rapidly identify and sequence the causative virus, helping to track new variants. The test, called “nanopore sequencing of isothermal rapid viral amplification for near real-time analysis,” (NIRVANA), can also simultaneously test for other viruses, such as influenza,… Read More »

What FEMA’s funeral reimbursements could mean for Black communities

Loading the player… Grieving a loved one is incredibly difficult under any circumstance. For those doing it in the midst of COVID-19, that grief is compounded by the stress of planning and paying for funeral services in a pandemic world.  In late March, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that it will provide funeral-related… Read More »

Coming Out Later in Life

Revealing that you’re lesbian or gay marks an important milestone in your life. Thanks to greater societal acceptance, people are coming out earlier in life. More than half of gay men and nearly 40% of lesbian women surveyed in 2013 said they had come out to friends and family before age 20. The decision isn’t… Read More »