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Liberals table bill paving way for future pharmacare program a day before deadline

Liberals table bill paving way for future pharmacare program a day before deadline

OTTAWA — Health Minister Mark Holland tabled a long-awaited bill Thursday meant to pave the way for national pharmacare and preserve a deal that secures NDP support for the government in the House of Commons.

Highlights from Nova Scotia's 2024-25 provincial budget

HALIFAX — Highlights of the Nova Scotia government's provincial budget presented Thursday: — The province is bringing in a $16.5-billion budget, with a projected deficit of $467.4 million. --- — Health-care spending is expected to reach $7.
Flu shots are doing OK vs. virus, US numbers indicate

Flu shots are doing OK vs. virus, US numbers indicate

NEW YORK (AP) — Early estimates suggest flu shots are performing OK in the current U.S. winter flu season.
Ontario invests $1.6 billion for new buildings at Toronto mental health hospital

Ontario invests $1.6 billion for new buildings at Toronto mental health hospital

TORONTO — Ontario is investing $1.6 billion for two new buildings at a mental health hospital in Toronto. The province says the money will go toward the design and construction of the buildings at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
South Korea has given doctors till tonight to end a strike, or face prosecution

South Korea has given doctors till tonight to end a strike, or face prosecution

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s government made a last appeal to junior doctors to end a walkout , with hours left to go before the Thursday deadline on its threats to suspend medical licenses and prosecute the strikers.
Biden 'continues to be fit for duty,' his doctor says, after president undergoes annual physical

Biden 'continues to be fit for duty,' his doctor says, after president undergoes annual physical

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden “continues to be fit for duty,” his doctor wrote Wednesday after conducting an annual physical that is being closely watched as the 81-year-old seeks reelection in November. Dr.
Norway's King Harald, Europe's oldest monarch, in hospital in Malaysia after falling ill on vacation

Norway's King Harald, Europe's oldest monarch, in hospital in Malaysia after falling ill on vacation

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — King Harald V of Norway remained hospitalized with an infection on Malaysia's northern resort island of Langkawi on Wednesday as officials said that his condition was improving.

Owners of St. Louis nursing home that closed abruptly face federal fine of more than $55,000

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal regulators have issued a $55,000 fine after St. Louis’ largest nursing home closed without warning, although experts said the amount collected will likely be smaller. The U.S.
Less invasive hysterectomy an option for some cervical cancer patients, study says

Less invasive hysterectomy an option for some cervical cancer patients, study says

Some women with early-stage cervical cancer can be safely treated with a less invasive hysterectomy that has fewer complications, a new Canadian study says.
Missouri lawmakers try again to block Medicaid money from going to Planned Parenthood

Missouri lawmakers try again to block Medicaid money from going to Planned Parenthood

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.