Leslie Young, Global News

Leslie Young

Global News

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Leslie:

Man can’t see the numbers 2-9, thanks to rare disease

A U.S. man has lost his ability to see the digits 2 through 9 as a result of a rare neurological disorder, researchers say. → Read More

Why has B.C. handled the pandemic better than other provinces?

B.C. has handled the coronavirus pandemic better than Central Canada, experts say. Here's why. → Read More

1 glass, not 2 or 3: Study says Canada’s drinking guidelines are too high

Even following the current low-risk drinking guidelines can put you at significant risk, a new study suggests. → Read More

What we know — and don’t know — about asymptomatic coronavirus transmission

People can still transmit the new coronavirus even if they aren't showing symptoms, experts say, so we should all take precautions. → Read More

Physical distancing, mask use cuts relative coronavirus risk by at least 80%, study finds

A new study examines some of the commonly recommended ways to protect yourself against the novel coronavirus. → Read More

More staff, better layouts: how to make long-term care homes ‘good living’

The coronavirus outbreak has shone a light on problems in Canadian long-term care homes. So how do we make them better? → Read More

Coronavirus lockdowns might be delaying flu season in the southern hemisphere

Physical distancing measures don't just affect the coronavirus, countries are finding. → Read More

People develop protective antibodies after having COVID-19, but how long do they last?

A small study suggests that people develop neutralizing antibodies after they recover from COVID-19, but many key questions remain. → Read More

Are beaches and pools safe? How to swim during the pandemic

Summer's coming. Is it safe to take a dip in a friend's backyard pool or go to the beach? → Read More

As Canada reopens, are we ready for a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus infection?

Bringing people back together means spreading the coronavirus, experts say. So how do we deal with more infections? → Read More

More ticks and more Lyme disease in Canada’s future, experts say

Ticks are found in more and more parts of Canada every year. Here's how to protect yourself. → Read More

You’re less likely to catch coronavirus outdoors — so why are parks closed?

Experts say your risk of catching the novel coronavirus is much lower outside. → Read More

Lost all sense of time? Here’s why it’s happening during lockdown

Living under coronavirus lockdown can make time seem to pass both more slowly and more quickly at once, experts say. → Read More

Heart attack patients are avoiding emergency rooms due to COVID-19: report

Canadian emergency rooms are seeing far fewer patients with serious heart attacks during the pandemic, and experts are worried. → Read More

Asthma and coronavirus — what are the risks?

Millions of Canadians have asthma and might be concerned about their health during the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

‘COVID toes’ could be another symptom of coronavirus infection: experts

Dermatologists are investigating reports of COVID-19 patients with sudden painful bumps on their feet and hands. → Read More

Coronavirus keeping you up at night? Here’s how to get better sleep

Stress, changes in routine, and even spending less time outside can all affect your sleep during the pandemic. → Read More

World Health Organization ‘regrets’ Trump decision to withhold funding

The World Health Organization says it hopes the United States will remain a friend of the organization. → Read More

Allergies or coronavirus? Doctors explain how to tell the difference

If you're worried that your sniffles might be the first sign of COVID-19, you're probably not alone. → Read More

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 1 million people worldwide

There have now been more than 1 million cases of COVID-19 around the world, with the U.S. leading the numbers. → Read More