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Lawmakers seek to prop up Delaware medical marijuana industry after legalizing recreational use

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Senior citizens in Delaware will be able to get medical marijuana without a prescription or referral from a doctor under a bill heading to Democratic Gov. John Carney.
US officials warn of increase in bacterial illnesses that can lead to meningitis and possibly death

US officials warn of increase in bacterial illnesses that can lead to meningitis and possibly death

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are warning of an increase in rare bacterial illnesses than can lead to meningitis and possible death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert to U.S.
Manitoba promises move to plastic health cards as part of upcoming budget

Manitoba promises move to plastic health cards as part of upcoming budget

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is planning to do away with paper health cards and switch to more durable plastic and digital ones.
US tuberculosis cases were at the highest level in a decade in 2023

US tuberculosis cases were at the highest level in a decade in 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. tuberculosis cases in 2023 were the highest in a decade, according to a new government report.
Dengue is sweeping through the Americas early this year

Dengue is sweeping through the Americas early this year

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Dengue is surging across the Americas early this year from Puerto Rico to Brazil, with 3.5 million cases of the tropical disease reported so far, health officials said Thursday.

More security cameras, vape detectors may come to Ontario schools with $30M funding

TORONTO — More security cameras and vape detectors could soon be installed in Ontario schools, with the announcement of $30 million in funding for school safety in the provincial budget this week.
As Kansas nears gender care ban, students push university to advocate for trans youth

As Kansas nears gender care ban, students push university to advocate for trans youth

LAWRENCE, Kan.

Rio de Janeiro declares a dengue health emergency days ahead of Carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro on Monday has declared a public health emergency because of an outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever, the city announced Monday, just days before Carnival celebrations kick off across Brazil.
Some cancer patients can find it hard to tell family and friends

Some cancer patients can find it hard to tell family and friends

Ever since Anthony Bridges found out he had prostate cancer six years ago, he hasn’t stopped talking about it. He told his Facebook friends immediately.
Why did more than 1,000 people die after police subdued them with force that isn't meant to kill?

Why did more than 1,000 people die after police subdued them with force that isn't meant to kill?

Carl Grant, a Vietnam veteran with dementia, wandered out of a hospital room to charge a cellphone he imagined he had. When he wouldn’t sit still, the police officer escorting Grant body-slammed him , ricocheting the patient’s head off the floor.