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TORONTO - Premier Doug Ford's cabinet is meeting Thursday to discuss new restrictions necessary to deal with the alarming rise in COVID-19 variant cases that are putting immense pressure on hospitals.

A rare, rogue immune response is the main suspect as authorities investigate highly unusual blood clots following use of two similar COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.

For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science’s best tools. Now doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment: Dripping millions of copies of a virus directly into kids’ brains to infect their tumors and spur an immune system attack.

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Pandemic-fuelled frustration has some teens expressing anger in unhealthy ways after a year of missed social connections that would typically help them mature and regulate their emotions, says a psychiatrist calling for more education on coping skills as part of the school curriculum.

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LONDON - British authorities recommended Wednesday that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine not be given to adults under 30 where possible because of strengthening evidence that the shot may be linked to rare blood clots.

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TORONTO - Education workers in some Ontario virus hot spots will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations next week, the government announced Wednesday, amid union calls for all education workers to get shots as a third wave of infections surges across the province.

NEW YORK - Sonia Sein said she spent the last six years “trying to catch every breath at every moment" after extensive treatment for her severe asthma damaged her windpipe.