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CVS, Walgreens announce opioid settlements totaling $10B

CVS, Walgreens announce opioid settlements totaling $10B

The two largest U.S. pharmacy chains, CVS Health and Walgreen Co.
Two charged after some Winnipeg children given Halloween candy labelled with THC

Two charged after some Winnipeg children given Halloween candy labelled with THC

WINNIPEG — Two people are facing charges for allegedly giving out Halloween candy in Winnipeg that included THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis.

Uganda's Ebola responders fret as some people fight measures

KASSANDA, Uganda (AP) — The recent explosion of Ebola virus cases in a Ugandan rural community began when defiant residents exhumed a body at night, undoing the work of a safe burial team in order to give the deceased man a proper Islamic funeral.
Rural Ontario communities hit hard by ER closures, hospitals face staff challenges

Rural Ontario communities hit hard by ER closures, hospitals face staff challenges

Doug Walsh remembers being rushed to the emergency department in his rural Ontario community when he had a stroke a decade ago and credits the urgent care he received with saving his life. But the 79-year-old who lives in Chesley, Ont.
China closes zone around iPhone factory after virus cases

China closes zone around iPhone factory after virus cases

BEIJING (AP) — Access to an industrial zone in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou was suspended Wednesday after the city reported 64 coronavirus cases and workers who assemble Apple Inc. iPhones left their factory in the zone following outbreaks.
Philippine schools ordered to reopen after virus lockdowns

Philippine schools ordered to reopen after virus lockdowns

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Millions of students trooped back to public schools across the Philippines on Wednesday as the government enforced the mandatory resumption of in-person classes after more than two years of coronavirus pandemic lockdowns.
Invasive mosquitoes could unravel malaria progress in Africa

Invasive mosquitoes could unravel malaria progress in Africa

LONDON (AP) — Scientists say an invasive mosquito species was likely responsible for a large malaria outbreak in Ethiopia earlier this year, a finding that experts called a worrying sign that progress against the disease is at risk of unraveling.
Alberta NDP says B.C. doctor deal a wake-up call to Smith to knock off pseudo-science

Alberta NDP says B.C. doctor deal a wake-up call to Smith to knock off pseudo-science

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Opposition NDP leader says a proposed pay deal for B.C. doctors is a wake-up call to Premier Danielle Smith to knock off the pseudo-science and put down the wrecking ball aimed at the province’s health system.
Police in B.C., Manitoba investigate reports of THC edibles found in Halloween candy

Police in B.C., Manitoba investigate reports of THC edibles found in Halloween candy

Police in two provinces say they are investigating reports about THC-infused candy given out to children for Halloween, and in one case a child went to hospital. RCMP in Richmond, B.C.
Quebec to open two nurse-run clinics in Montreal to ease emergency room crisis

Quebec to open two nurse-run clinics in Montreal to ease emergency room crisis

MONTREAL — Quebec's health minister on Tuesday promised that his new three-point plan to ease emergency room overcrowding will show results in a few weeks, as ER doctors warned that the network has reached a "breaking point.