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Orchids, veggies and beer: pot producers pivot in tough market

Orchids, veggies and beer: pot producers pivot in tough market

When Miguel Martin first visited Bevo Agtech Inc.’s Langley, B.C., greenhouse, he saw potential bursting from every corner. Hundreds of trays of tomato seedlings stretched away under the glow of LED lights.
Math disabilities hold many students back. Schools often don't screen for them

Math disabilities hold many students back. Schools often don't screen for them

Laura Jackson became seriously concerned about her daughter and math when the girl was in third grade.
Gaza's limited water supply raises concerns for human health

Gaza's limited water supply raises concerns for human health

NEW YORK (AP) — A lack of clean water in the Gaza Strip is raising major concerns for human health. “Gaza is running out of water, and Gaza is running out of life,” said Philippe Lazzarini, chief of the U.N. agency for Palestinians.
Manitoba court upholds province's ban on growing non-medical cannabis at home

Manitoba court upholds province's ban on growing non-medical cannabis at home

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba judge has upheld the province's ban on homegrown non-medical cannabis. Justice Shauna McCarthy, of the Court of King's Bench, has rejected a claim that the ban was unconstitutional and an infringement on federal jurisdiction.
Quebec coroner says more diligent police search could have saved life of Cree teen

Quebec coroner says more diligent police search could have saved life of Cree teen

MONTREAL — A 16-year-old Cree girl might still be alive had police spent more than 10 minutes looking for her after she had fallen into a ditch, a Quebec coroner has found. Neebin Icebound died of hypothermia Oct.
Rite Aid seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it deals with lawsuits and losses

Rite Aid seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it deals with lawsuits and losses

PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid has filed for bankruptcy protection and plans to sell part of its business as it attempts to restructure while dealing with losses and opioid-related lawsuits.
Drug used in diabetes treatment Mounjaro helped dieters shed 60 pounds, study finds

Drug used in diabetes treatment Mounjaro helped dieters shed 60 pounds, study finds

The medicine in the diabetes drug Mounjaro helped people with obesity or who are overweight lose at least a quarter of their body weight, or about 60 pounds on average, when combined with intensive diet and exercise, a new study shows.
Government review of Cannabis Act drags despite 'sense of urgency' from pot industry

Government review of Cannabis Act drags despite 'sense of urgency' from pot industry

TORONTO — When Canada legalized recreational cannabis in 2018, there were still many unknown implications for health care, industry and the country at large.
Pfizer trims expectations for 2023 with sales of COVID-19 vaccine, treatment, weaker than thought

Pfizer trims expectations for 2023 with sales of COVID-19 vaccine, treatment, weaker than thought

Shares of Pfizer are in retreat on the first day of trading after the drug company said sales of its COVID-19 vaccine and its coronavirus treatment are weaker than it had expected and cut revenue projections by $9 billion for the year.
New guideline urges doctors to regularly screen for alcohol use disorder

New guideline urges doctors to regularly screen for alcohol use disorder

New guidance to help family doctors detect and manage high-risk drinking addresses a crucial gap in knowledge among both patients and doctors, say its authors, who warn that a common practice to prescribe antidepressants can actually induce cravings