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What’s behind worrying RSV surge in US children's hospitals?

What’s behind worrying RSV surge in US children's hospitals?

Children's hospitals in parts of the U.S. are seeing a surge in a common respiratory illness that can cause severe breathing problems for babies. RSV cases fell dramatically two years ago as the pandemic shut down schools, day cares and businesses.
Judge hears testimony in bid to strike Georgia abortion law

Judge hears testimony in bid to strike Georgia abortion law

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s ban on abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy is causing distress among women denied the procedure and confusion among doctors, an abortion provider testified Monday on the first day of a trial to determine whether the
Saskatchewan rolling out Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 shot for kids under age of 4

Saskatchewan rolling out Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 shot for kids under age of 4

REGINA — Saskatchewan is rolling out Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for children six months to four years of age. The Ministry of Health says parents can begin booking appointments Wednesday.
Fertility care in Atlantic Canada comes with lengthy travel and wait times

Fertility care in Atlantic Canada comes with lengthy travel and wait times

HALIFAX — When Ledon Wellon started trying to have a baby, she assumed it would happen quickly. She was young — 24 at the time — and she was watching her friends start families.
Housing, health care, economy top priorities as Ontario legislature resumes

Housing, health care, economy top priorities as Ontario legislature resumes

TORONTO — Multiple crises have enveloped Ontario as the legislature is set to resume Tuesday after a six-week hiatus.
Defence chief was warned about legality of military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate: memo

Defence chief was warned about legality of military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate: memo

OTTAWA — The commander of the Canadian Armed Forces was warned by his senior legal and medical advisers last year that requiring all troops to be vaccinated against COVID-19 was unnecessary ⁠ — and that doing so "may not constitute a legal order.
Abortion ruling means more and riskier births in Mississippi

Abortion ruling means more and riskier births in Mississippi

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — In Mississippi, where health officials expect 5,000 more births each year as a result of the Supreme Court ruling upending abortion rights, children are more likely to die before their first birthday than in any other state.
Quebec's nursing order launches campaign to stop Halloween objectification of nurses

Quebec's nursing order launches campaign to stop Halloween objectification of nurses

MONTREAL — Quebec's professional order of nurses is launching a campaign this Halloween to encourage Quebecers to ditch "sexy costumes" in favour of more realistic nursing uniforms.
WHO head in Middle East 'disturbed' by abuse reported by AP

WHO head in Middle East 'disturbed' by abuse reported by AP

LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean region told staff in an email that he is “very disturbed” by allegations reported by The Associated Press that the U.N.
Canada’s top medical journal acknowledges its role in perpetuating anti-Black racism

Canada’s top medical journal acknowledges its role in perpetuating anti-Black racism

Canada’s premier medical journal says it’s eager to address the role it plays in perpetuating anti-Black racism in health care and spark the broader change needed to dismantle structural barriers to equitable care.