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N.B. emergency medical technicians to assist paramedics, increase ambulance coverage

N.B. emergency medical technicians to assist paramedics, increase ambulance coverage

FREDERICTON — A training program for emergency medical technicians aimed at putting more ambulances on New Brunswick roads is scheduled to begin this fall.
Explainer: How bivalent vaccines work and what we know about protection they offer

Explainer: How bivalent vaccines work and what we know about protection they offer

Canadian regulators have approved an updated version of the COVID-19 vaccine as the change of seasons brings a possible new wave of infections.
No more 'nuance': Democrats slam GOP abortion-rights backers

No more 'nuance': Democrats slam GOP abortion-rights backers

DENVER (AP) — The anxious-looking women talk directly to the camera, warning that the Colorado Republican running for the U.S.
EU regulator clears tweaked versions of COVID vaccines

EU regulator clears tweaked versions of COVID vaccines

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency has recommended the authorization of two coronavirus vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Inc., tweaked to include protection against an early version of the omicron variant.

Hospital in Kemptville, Ont., says ER closed for six nights due to staffing shortages

KEMPTVILLE, Ont. — A hospital in eastern Ontario is closing its emergency room for six nights due to staffing shortages. The Kemptville District Hospital says the temporary overnight ER closures started Wednesday and will continue daily from 7 p.m.

New Hampshire to get $40.5M in opioids case settlement

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $40.
China locks down 21 million in Chengdu in COVID-19 outbreak

China locks down 21 million in Chengdu in COVID-19 outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have locked down Chengdu, a southwestern city of 21 million people, following a spike in COVID-19 cases.
B.C. club hands out hard drugs in bid to save lives, despite Health Canada rejection

B.C. club hands out hard drugs in bid to save lives, despite Health Canada rejection

VANCOUVER — Organizers of a Vancouver compassion club say they will continue to distribute tested cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine despite a rejection from Health Canada, calling it the only way to save lives in the face of a toxic drug supply.
California bill to make vasectomies cheaper goes to governor

California bill to make vasectomies cheaper goes to governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Months after making abortions cheaper for women, California lawmakers have now voted to make vasectomies cheaper for men. The bill passed Wednesday and now goes to Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Michigan election board rejects abortion rights initiative

Michigan election board rejects abortion rights initiative

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan elections board on Wednesday rejected an abortion rights initiative after its two Republican board members voted against putting the proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot.