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Liberals say pharmacare bill unlikely to pass this year, despite promise to NDP

Liberals say pharmacare bill unlikely to pass this year, despite promise to NDP

OTTAWA — Government House leader Karina Gould warned Tuesday the Liberals are unlikely to get a pharmacare bill passed by the end of the year, despite their promise to do so in an agreement with the NDP.
Texas women who could not get abortions despite health risks take challenge to state's Supreme Court

Texas women who could not get abortions despite health risks take challenge to state's Supreme Court

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday scrutinized efforts to clarify exceptions to the state's abortion ban, which a growing number of women say forced them to continue pregnancies despite serious risks to their health.
Ransomware attack prompts multistate hospital chain to divert some emergency room patients elsewhere

Ransomware attack prompts multistate hospital chain to divert some emergency room patients elsewhere

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A ransomware attack has prompted a health care chain that operates 30 hospitals in six states to divert patients from some of its emergency rooms to other hospitals while putting certain elective procedures on pause.
Accidental alert sent across Saskatchewan as town issues drinking water advisory

Accidental alert sent across Saskatchewan as town issues drinking water advisory

MAPLE CREEK, Sask. — The Water Security Agency says an emergency alert was accidentally sent out across Saskatchewan by a town that was placed under a precautionary drinking water advisory.
Mexican boxer did not report concussion before deadly Montreal fight: coroner

Mexican boxer did not report concussion before deadly Montreal fight: coroner

MONTREAL — Mexican boxer Jeanette Guadeloupe Zacarias Zapata did not declare a likely prior concussion before an August 2021 match in Montreal that led to her death, a Quebec coroner noted in a report released Tuesday.

Customer sues Chopt eatery chain over salad that she says contained a piece of manager's finger

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (AP) — A customer has filed a lawsuit against the fast casual chain Chopt over a salad that she says contained a piece of the manager's finger.
Mayo Clinic announces $5 billion expansion of Minnesota campus

Mayo Clinic announces $5 billion expansion of Minnesota campus

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Mayo Clinic announced a $5 billion expansion plan for its flagship campus Tuesday that includes new buildings designed so they can evolve and expand as patient needs change over the coming decades.
France to ban smoking on beaches as it seeks to avoid 75,000 tobacco-related deaths per year

France to ban smoking on beaches as it seeks to avoid 75,000 tobacco-related deaths per year

PARIS (AP) — France will ban smoking on all beaches, in public parks, forests and some other public areas as part of a national anti-tobacco plan presented by the health minister on Tuesday.
Growing number of homeless people turning to ERs for shelter and warmth, study says

Growing number of homeless people turning to ERs for shelter and warmth, study says

TORONTO — When Dr. Carolyn Snider arrives for her early morningemergency room shifts, she regularly sees between five and 10 people in the waiting area who don't need medical attention— just a safe place to stay warm.
Trump says he will renew efforts to replace 'Obamacare' if he wins a second term

Trump says he will renew efforts to replace 'Obamacare' if he wins a second term

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump threatened over the weekend to reopen the contentious fight over the Affordable Care Act after failing to repeal it while in the White House, saying he is “seriously looking at alternatives” if he wins