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Information on COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals has been inconsistent and hard to find. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding? Experts explain the safety, evidence and clinical trials

Exclusion from clinical trials, lack of data and inconsistent information made it difficult for pregnant and breastfeeding people to make decisions about COVID-19 vaccines early in the rollout.
Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by progressive memory loss, spatial disorientation and many other cognitive and behavioural disorders that ultimately lead to a state of total dependence. (Shutterstock)

FDA approval of controversial Alzheimer’s drug could delay discovery of more promising treatments

The new drug is based on the idea that a build-up of amyloid in the brain leads to the disease. But that hypothesis has been under scrutiny lately.
Do the benefits of approving a drug before confirming it works outweigh the potential costs? monkeybusinessimages/iStock via Getty Images Plus

The FDA’s big gamble on the new Alzheimer’s drug

The FDA approved Alzheimer’s disease drug aducanumab despite minimal evidence of its efficacy. Whether this decision ultimately hurts or helps patients depends on data researchers don’t yet have.
A COVID-19 vaccine is administered at a clinic at Olympic Stadium in Montréal on March 1, 2021, marking the beginning of mass vaccination in the Province of Québec based on age. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

COVID-19 vaccine FAQs: Efficacy, immunity to illness vs. infection (yes, they’re different), new variants and the likelihood of eradication

With four COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Canada, it’s time to answer FAQs about efficacy, immunity, eradication and variants.

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