Sharon Kirkey, National Post

Sharon Kirkey

National Post

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Sharon:

Womb transplants for transgender women will soon be possible, doctors say

The issue is sensitive and controversial. Some have called uterus transplants for trans women a 'dystopian biological experiment' → Read More

Canada's mental health minister says suicidal people can't get assisted suicide. Is that true?

What we know about the plan to allow MAID for people with mental illness and the controversial debate over suicide versus assisted suicide. → Read More

COVID vaccine skeptics are asking Canadian hospitals for unvaccinated blood

Some people have refused blood for themselves, or a child, because of unfounded fears of blood 'tainted' by COVID vaccines. → Read More

COVID vaccine skeptics are asking Canadian hospitals for unvaccinated blood

Even as the pandemic abates, some issues are still lingering, with some who need blood transfusions appealing to hospitals and Canada’s blood supplier with ... → Read More

Pronatalism reborn: Why tech titans and governments want you to have more kids

Elon Musk and a new generation of pronatalists are warning of falling birth rates, but some say fertility decline should be celebrated → Read More

COVID misinformation may have caused thousands of deaths in Canada: report

The estimates are conservative because they don’t capture all the 'flow-on consequences' of misinformation, such as postponed surgeries, authors say → Read More

Good news: Most long COVID symptoms after mild infection clear within a year, study finds

'It’s good news, with caution,' says a doctor who took 18 months to recover from long COVID. Some remain symptomatic for more than a year → Read More

Trouble sleeping? You're not alone. Here's the best science on how to beat insomnia

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. Overthinking makes it worse. But sleep specialists say even small changes can help improve sleep → Read More

How COVID lockdowns messed with our brains, increasing anxiety and depression

Anxiety and depression levels are rising, says brain scientist Alon Chen. Finding ways to re-engage with the world can help. Learn more → Read More

Men: Take responsibility for your sperm, author argues

In her new book, "Ejaculate Responsibly," parenting blogger Gabrielle Blair encourages a rethink about who is responsible for unwanted pregnancies. → Read More

Their surgeon committed murder. Now they’re struggling to find someone to take care of them

People with EDS have chosen euthanasia, including the B.C. woman in a controversial Simons ad, because they can’t get care in Canada → Read More

How medical advances and shortsighted cuts led to crisis in Canada's children's hospitals

As a medical revolution brought shorter hospitalization stays, there was a conscious decision to cut back on 'unneeded' kids hospital beds. → Read More

How a bad RSV season has turned into a crisis at Canada's children's hospitals

Canada's hospital system is fraying at the seams, and at risk of failing our kids — and those who care for them → Read More

What you need to know about RSV right now, from symptoms to treatments

Canada's experiencing an early and alarming resurgence of RSV after it almost disappeared during the pandemic. Here's what you need to know → Read More

Are RSV and the flu really making kids sicker? What emergency room doctors are seeing

The surge of RSV and the flu has renewed speculation that COVID is weakening kids' immune systems. Here's what emergency room doctors say → Read More

COVID mask mandates may be coming back. Is there any point? Experts are divided

Canada’s top doctor said masks might 'make a difference' in the respiratory viral surge, but said it's up to provinces to bring in mandates → Read More

Canadians crossing border to get children's Tylenol is latest symptom of drug supply 'mess'

Experts who have studied the issue for years say this is just the latest crisis in a pharmaceutical insecurity problem → Read More

Children's Tylenol and Advil shortage no surprise to health experts tracking Canada's drug supply 'mess'

While parents resort to crossing the border into the U.S. to find fever and pain medicines for their babies and toddlers, and a new antibiotic shortage ... → Read More

Child hospitalizations are spiking. Did COVID lockdowns create 'immunity debt'?

Hospitals are reporting never-before-seen surges in children with severe viral infections that are pushing critical care beyond capacity → Read More

Canadian doctors encouraged to bring up medically assisted death before their patients do

Guidance from Canada’s providers of medically assisted death states that doctors have a professional obligation to bring up MAID. Read more → Read More