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China says a surge in respiratory illnesses is caused by flu and other known pathogens

BEIJING (AP) — A surge in respiratory illnesses across China that has drawn the attention of the World Health Organization is caused by the flu and other known pathogens and not by a novel virus, the country's health ministry said Sunday.
One person dead, 63 confirmed cases in salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupe: PHAC

One person dead, 63 confirmed cases in salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupe: PHAC

OTTAWA — The Public Health Agency of Canada says one person has died after a salmonella outbreak linked to Malichita and Rudy brand cantaloupes.
Montrealer vows to continue hunger strike for 'X' gender on Quebec health card

Montrealer vows to continue hunger strike for 'X' gender on Quebec health card

MONTREAL — Non-binary Montrealer Alexe Frédéric Migneault entered day six of a hunger strike on Saturday as part of a bid to pressure Quebec's public health insurance board to add a third gender option to its health cards.
Home Decorators Collection artificial Christmas tree recalled over fire risk

Home Decorators Collection artificial Christmas tree recalled over fire risk

OTTAWA — Home Depot is recalling one of its pre-lit artificial Christmas tree models because it could pose a fire hazard. Health Canada says consumers should stop using the Home Decorators Collection 7.
FDA expands cantaloupe recall after salmonella infections double in a week

FDA expands cantaloupe recall after salmonella infections double in a week

U.S. health officials recalled three more brands of whole and pre-cut cantaloupes Friday as the number of people sickened by salmonella more than doubled this week . Nearly 100 people in 32 states have gotten sick from the contaminated fruits.
Manitoba government to hire more staff to speed up hospital discharge times

Manitoba government to hire more staff to speed up hospital discharge times

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is recruiting dozens of allied health-care workers to help speed up discharge times in hospital emergency departments. The NDP plans to spend $2.
Ohio voters just passed abortion protections. Whether they take effect is now up to the courts

Ohio voters just passed abortion protections. Whether they take effect is now up to the courts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s new constitutional projections for abortion access and other reproductive rights are supposed to take effect Dec. 7, a month after voters resoundingly passed them . That prospect seems increasingly uncertain.
UN confirms sexual spread of mpox in Congo for the 1st time as country sees a record outbreak

UN confirms sexual spread of mpox in Congo for the 1st time as country sees a record outbreak

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said it has confirmed sexual transmission of mpox in Congo for the first time as the country experiences its biggest-ever outbreak, a worrying development that African scientists warn could make it more dif
South Africa, Colombia and others are fighting drugmakers over access to TB and HIV drugs

South Africa, Colombia and others are fighting drugmakers over access to TB and HIV drugs

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa, Colombia and other countries that lost out in the global race for coronavirus vaccines are taking a more combative approach towards drugmakers and pushing back on policies that deny cheap treatment to mill

Prosecutors ask to effectively close case against top Italian, WHO officials over COVID-19 response

ROME (AP) — Rome prosecutors asked a judge Thursday to effectively close an investigation into Italian and U.N. health officials over Italy’s 2020 COVID-19 response without charges, on the grounds that no crimes were committed, a lawyer said.