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Newfoundland's 164-year-old jail has been without dentist for months, inmate says

Newfoundland's 164-year-old jail has been without dentist for months, inmate says

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — An inmate at Newfoundland and Labrador's largest jail says the facility has been unable to offer dental services for at least five months.
On 1st day, UN climate conference sets up fund for countries hit by disasters like flood and drought

On 1st day, UN climate conference sets up fund for countries hit by disasters like flood and drought

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The world just took a big step toward compensating countries hit by deadly floods, heat and droughts.
'No one will be turned away': 988 suicide crisis helpline launches across Canada

'No one will be turned away': 988 suicide crisis helpline launches across Canada

TORONTO — A new toll-free, three-digit suicide prevention helpline launched across Canada on Thursday morning.
Elton John addresses Britain's Parliament, urging lawmakers to do more to fight HIV/AIDS

Elton John addresses Britain's Parliament, urging lawmakers to do more to fight HIV/AIDS

LONDON (AP) — Elton John has urged British lawmakers to do more to fight HIV and AIDS, saying the U.K. can be the first country in the world “to defeat this awful virus.
Hundreds of thousands in North Carolina will be added to Medicaid rolls this week

Hundreds of thousands in North Carolina will be added to Medicaid rolls this week

RALEIGH, N.C.
South African company to start making vaginal rings that protect against HIV

South African company to start making vaginal rings that protect against HIV

A South African company will make vaginal rings that protect against HIV, which AIDS experts say should eventually make them cheaper and more readily available.
B.C. finds solution for religious ban on assistance in dying at St. Paul's Hospital

B.C. finds solution for religious ban on assistance in dying at St. Paul's Hospital

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government has announced a workaround to help those who want to use medical assistance in dying while they are being treated St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver.
Lawyer for pharma company argues against single trial in B.C. opioid damages case

Lawyer for pharma company argues against single trial in B.C. opioid damages case

VANCOUVER — Holding a single trial in British Columbia to determine damages for each province and territory related to opioid health-care costs would be a "monster of complexity," one of the dozens of lawyers for pharmaceutical firms told a court on
Saskatchewan to send breast cancer screening patients to private company in Calgary

Saskatchewan to send breast cancer screening patients to private company in Calgary

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government says it’s going to send breast cancer patients to Calgary for screening as the province continues to deal with medical imaging backlogs.
Study finds lower health-care costs among Ontario patients who had female surgeons

Study finds lower health-care costs among Ontario patients who had female surgeons

Patients treated by female surgeons incur lower health-care costs than those treated by male surgeons, suggests an Ontario-based study of more than one million people.