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EXPLAINER: New drug slows Alzheimer's but comes with caveats

EXPLAINER: New drug slows Alzheimer's but comes with caveats

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Alzheimer’s drug is hitting the market — the first with clear-cut evidence that it can slow, by several months, the mind-robbing disease.
Cold and flu medication shortage across Canada is a 'wake-up call,' pharmacists say

Cold and flu medication shortage across Canada is a 'wake-up call,' pharmacists say

TORONTO — Around Christmastime, Wendle Beaton was trying to find cold medication for her adult son in Brampton, Ont.
States target transgender health care in first bills of 2023

States target transgender health care in first bills of 2023

After a midterm election and record flow of anti-transgender legislation last year, Republican state lawmakers this year are zeroing in on questions of bodily autonomy with new proposals to limit gender-affirming health care and abortion access.
UK leader calls crisis meeting over struggling health system

UK leader calls crisis meeting over struggling health system

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak gathered government ministers, medics and health service managers in 10 Downing St.
China suspends social media accounts of COVID policy critics

China suspends social media accounts of COVID policy critics

BEIJING (AP) — China has suspended or closed the social media accounts of more than 1,000 critics of the government’s policies on the COVID-19 outbreak, as the country moves to roll back harsh anti-virus restrictions.
Utah murder-suicide underscores frequency of family killings

Utah murder-suicide underscores frequency of family killings

ENOCH, Utah (AP) — City leaders in a small Utah town choked up this week as they expressed shock after a murder-suicide carried out by a fellow church member left eight people dead in their close-knit community, including five children who were class
Heart screening may not have prevented Hamlin's collapse

Heart screening may not have prevented Hamlin's collapse

Quick on-the-field emergency care from well-rehearsed medical personnel is widely credited with helping save Damar Hamlin’s life. But whether his cardiac arrest could have been prevented is much less certain.
NYC hospitals prep for nurse strike amid negotiations

NYC hospitals prep for nurse strike amid negotiations

NEW YORK (AP) — Negotiations to keep about 10,000 New York City nurses from walking off the job headed into a final weekend as some major hospitals were already preparing Friday for a potential strike by sending ambulances elsewhere and transferring
Global food prices in 2022 hit record high amid drought, war

Global food prices in 2022 hit record high amid drought, war

ROME (AP) — Global prices for food commodities like grain and vegetable oils were the highest on record last year even after falling for nine months in a row, the U.N.
Feds must enforce vaping penalties to protect kids: advocates

Feds must enforce vaping penalties to protect kids: advocates

OTTAWA — Advocates on both sides of the vaping debate say the government must do more to enforce penalties for selling vapes to kids after a review concluded no changes to the legislation were warranted.