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What fertility treatment coverage is offered by Canada's provinces and territories

Seven provinces provide various forms of financial help for people needing treatment for infertility — Ontario funds one IVF cycle for women up to age 42. There is no limit on age or the number of treatment cycles for intrauterine insemination (IUI).
Employers boosting fertility treatment benefits but critics say provinces can do more

Employers boosting fertility treatment benefits but critics say provinces can do more

More companies are offering or boosting coverage for fertility treatments as they fill a void left by Canada's health-care system, which provides limited coverage in most of the country for people trying to have a baby.
Federal equalization payments to Manitoba jump, NDP say use it for health

Federal equalization payments to Manitoba jump, NDP say use it for health

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is forecast to see its equalization payments from the federal government jump by $577 million in the fiscal year that will start in April, new federal figures say. The total of $3.
2 COVID-19 deaths reported in Beijing as virus surges

2 COVID-19 deaths reported in Beijing as virus surges

BEIJING (AP) — China's health authorities on Monday announced two COVID-19 deaths — the country's first reported fatalities in weeks — amid an expected surge of illnesses after it eased its strict “zero-COVID” approach.
Panel warns FDA’s beleaguered tobacco unit lacks direction

Panel warns FDA’s beleaguered tobacco unit lacks direction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lack of clear direction and priorities at the U.S.
Report shows B.C. has honoured pledge to deliver pandemic-postponed surgeries: Dix

Report shows B.C. has honoured pledge to deliver pandemic-postponed surgeries: Dix

VICTORIA — Almost every surgery postponed by multiple waves of COVID-19 in British Columbia has been completed, according to a report whose results Health Minister Adrian Dix described as "breathtaking." A mid-year report shows 99.
Children's medicine shortage hits as flu season picks up

Children's medicine shortage hits as flu season picks up

Caring for sick children has become extra stressful recently for many U.S. parents due to shortages of Children’s Tylenol and other medicines.
Massachusetts court rules against medically assisted death

Massachusetts court rules against medically assisted death

The highest court in Massachusetts said in a decision Monday that allowing doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to mentally competent patients with terminal illnesses is not protected by the state constitution.
Boy who got new heart inspires tribe to boost organ donation

Boy who got new heart inspires tribe to boost organ donation

Greyson Parisien’s time on earth was short.
Loved or hated, Fauci’s parting advice: Stick to the science

Loved or hated, Fauci’s parting advice: Stick to the science

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before the bobbleheads and the “Fauci ouchie,” Dr. Anthony Fauci was a straight-shooter about scary diseases -- and “stick with the science” remains his mantra.