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A nurse's fatal last visit to patient's home renews calls for better safety measures

A nurse's fatal last visit to patient's home renews calls for better safety measures

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — The killing of a Connecticut nurse making a house call in October was a nightmare come true for an industry gripped by the fear of violence.
Shortage of Ozempic, 2 other diabetes drugs expected to last into 2024: Health Canada

Shortage of Ozempic, 2 other diabetes drugs expected to last into 2024: Health Canada

Health Canada says it is working with manufacturers to make diabetes drugs, including Ozempic, more available during a worldwide shortage fuelled by high demand that's expected to last into the new year.
Saskatchewan auditor reports longer waits for neurosurgeries, more homelessness

Saskatchewan auditor reports longer waits for neurosurgeries, more homelessness

REGINA — Saskatchewan's auditor says wait times have spiked for people needing brain and spine surgeries, and there has been a sharp increase in detox clients reporting they are homeless.
B.C. chief coroner Lisa Lapointe retiring, sad about lack of sway on overdose policy

B.C. chief coroner Lisa Lapointe retiring, sad about lack of sway on overdose policy

VICTORIA — British Columbia's Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe says she's leaving her post after 13 years, saddened by her agency's inability to sway policies to reduce the "tragic impacts" of toxic drugs on thousands of people. The B.C.
A young nurse suffered cardiac arrest while training on the condition. Fellow nurses saved her life

A young nurse suffered cardiac arrest while training on the condition. Fellow nurses saved her life

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Andy Hoang eagerly began her first nursing job this year in New Hampshire, with a desire to specialize in cardiac care. She was excited about attending a November practice session on how to respond to someone in cardiac arrest.

Three North Carolina Marines were found dead in a car with unconnected exhaust pipes, autopsies show

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The car where three Marines died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in North Carolina in July had unconnected and rusted exhaust pipes, according to autopsy findings released on Wednesday.
White House delays menthol cigarette ban, alarming anti-smoking advocates

White House delays menthol cigarette ban, alarming anti-smoking advocates

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials will take more time to review a sweeping plan from U.S. health regulators to ban menthol cigarettes , an unexpected delay that anti-tobacco groups fear could scuttle the long-awaited rule .

Republican prosecutor will appeal judge's ruling invalidating Wisconsin's 174-year-old abortion ban

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican prosecutor said Wednesday that he plans to appeal a court ruling that Wisconsin law permits abortions, the first step toward a potential showdown in the state Supreme Court over abortion rights.

Indiana's appeals court hears arguments challenging abortion ban under a state religious freedom law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Court of Appeals questioned attorneys this week on exceptions to the state's abortion ban in a case involving residents who are suing on grounds that it violates a state religious freedom law.
FDA is inspecting plant in Ecuador that made lead-tainted fruit pouches

FDA is inspecting plant in Ecuador that made lead-tainted fruit pouches

U.S. health officials have launched an inspection of a plant in Ecuador that made the cinnamon applesauce pouches linked to dozens of cases of acute lead poisoning in U.S. children. The U.S.