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Older US adults should get another COVID-19 shot, health officials recommend

Older US adults should get another COVID-19 shot, health officials recommend

NEW YORK (AP) — Older U.S. adults should roll up their sleeves for another COVID-19 shot, even if they got a booster in the fall, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.
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.
West Virginia House OKs bill doctors say would eliminate care for most at-risk transgender youth

West Virginia House OKs bill doctors say would eliminate care for most at-risk transgender youth

CHARLESTON, W.Va.
Poll says more Canadian parents are against childhood vaccinations, worrying others

Poll says more Canadian parents are against childhood vaccinations, worrying others

A new Angus Reid poll suggests the number of parents opposed to vaccinating their children has grown over the last five yearsin Canada.
Fast-food wrappers that contain PFAS are no longer sold in the US, the FDA says

Fast-food wrappers that contain PFAS are no longer sold in the US, the FDA says

Fast-food wrappers and packaging that contain so-called forever chemicals are no longer being sold in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. It's the result of a voluntary effort with U.S.
Public Health Ontario staff awarded retroactive pay as Bill 124 compensation

Public Health Ontario staff awarded retroactive pay as Bill 124 compensation

TORONTO — Employees of Public Health Ontario labs are set to receive an additional 5.25 per cent in pay increases to compensate for a provincial wage restraint law that was found unconstitutional and has now been repealed.
Nova Scotia to spend $7.2 million on diabetes care, start funding glucose monitoring

Nova Scotia to spend $7.2 million on diabetes care, start funding glucose monitoring

HALIFAX — Nova Scotians with diabetes will soon have access to government funding for glucose monitoring and greater access to the province's insulin pump program. Premier Tim Houston announced Wednesday the government will set aside $7.
French Senate approves a bill to make abortion a constitutional right

French Senate approves a bill to make abortion a constitutional right

PARIS (AP) — France’s Senate on Wednesday adopted a bill to enshrine a woman’s right to an abortion in the constitution, clearing a key hurdle for legislation promised by President Emmanuel Macron in response to a rollback in abortion rights in the U
States offer services for disabled kids, then make their families wait 10 years for them

States offer services for disabled kids, then make their families wait 10 years for them

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — When Lilly Miller was in elementary school, teachers told her parents they needed to immediately sign up their youngest daughter, who has Down syndrome, for a wait list so the state would pay for a day program when she grew up.
Will B.C. learn lessons from other provinces before funding IVF?

Will B.C. learn lessons from other provinces before funding IVF?

VANCOUVER — British Columbia is joining seven provinces in paying for some of the cost of in vitro fertilization but scant details and long-standing inequities have raised questions about how the plan could benefit patients.