Health

Clinical trials of burosumab in patients under the age of 18 showed reduced deformities in lower extremities, as well as significant improvements in stiffness and the severity of rickets.
The province received its first doses of COVID-19 vaccine one year ago today (Dec. 14) when a shipment arrived in Vancouver.
The province said the treatment will be covered through the B.C. Expensive Drugs for Rare Diseases (EDRD) process and is expected to benefit about 400 British Columbians.
“We want a conversation. This problem is getting worse. It’s not getting better,” said Mayor Ed Mayne during council’s Sept. 20 meeting.
There are 13 active #COVID19 cases in the central Vancouver Island region.
There are 12 active #COVID19 cases in the central Vancouver Island region.
“There was the fear of catching the virus ourselves, questioning whether we were wearing adequate personal protective equipment, praying we were not bringing the virus home to our families,” said Lizzy Hannah, a nurse at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
“The Corporate Carbon Neutral 2032 Plan (CCNP) complements the RDN’s Strategic Plan and provides the necessary framework to reach our carbon neutral goals,” said Chair Tyler Brown. “This is good for our environment and human health.”
“Right now, Pfizer continues to be the workhorse of B.C.’s age-based vaccination program. It has the most reliable delivery schedule and we can properly prepare for its arrival,” said Adrian Dix, minister of health.
The Astra Zeneca #COVID19 vaccine is available at pharmacies to anyone over 55, according to the province.

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