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South Korea's president meets leader of doctors' strike as he seeks to end their walkouts

South Korea's president meets leader of doctors' strike as he seeks to end their walkouts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol met the leader of a strike by thousands of junior doctors on Thursday and said that the government is open to talks about its contentious push to sharply increase medical school admission
Canadians waiting longer for surgeries and other procedures compared to 2019: report

Canadians waiting longer for surgeries and other procedures compared to 2019: report

Patients in all provinces are waiting longer for hip and knee replacements, cancer surgeries and other priority procedures than before the COVID-19 pandemic, national data shows.
Bringing dental care to kids in schools is helping take care of teeth neglected in the pandemic

Bringing dental care to kids in schools is helping take care of teeth neglected in the pandemic

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Tucked away inside the teachers lounge at a New Hampshire elementary school, Amber Warner was having her teeth checked out for the first time.
Vancouver mayor disappointed by new location for overdose prevention site

Vancouver mayor disappointed by new location for overdose prevention site

VANCOUVER — The mayor of Vancouver says the city is disappointed about the new location of an overdose prevention site in the downtown core.
Idaho lawmakers pass bills targeting LGBTQ+ citizens. Protesters toss paper hearts in protest

Idaho lawmakers pass bills targeting LGBTQ+ citizens. Protesters toss paper hearts in protest

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers have passed a series of bills targeting LGBTQ+ residents this year, including two this week that prevent public employees from being required to use someone's preferred pronouns and redefine gender as being synonym
N.B. not ruling out notwithstanding clause in bill to force people into drug care

N.B. not ruling out notwithstanding clause in bill to force people into drug care

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says he has not ruled out using the notwithstanding clause to adopt legislation that would allow authorities to force certain people into drug treatment.
Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders join forces to promote lower health care costs, including for inhalers

Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders join forces to promote lower health care costs, including for inhalers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden teamed up with Sen.
Florida's stricter ban on abortions could put more pressure on clinics elsewhere

Florida's stricter ban on abortions could put more pressure on clinics elsewhere

The drive to Bristol, Virginia, from Jacksonville, Florida, takes more than eight hours. It's over 10 from Orlando and closer to 14 from Miami.
Advocacy groups decry federal government's shutdown of mental health website, app

Advocacy groups decry federal government's shutdown of mental health website, app

Mental health and addictions experts are slamming the federal government's decision to shut down an online service where people could find free counselling and peer support over the last four years.

Ontario hospitals send 326K letters to patients whose info was stolen in cyberattack

Five Ontario hospitals affected by a ransomware attack last fall say they're mailing more than 326,000 letters to notify patients whose personal information was stolen.