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Pandemic spurred exodus of Ontario family doctors, study indicates

Pandemic spurred exodus of Ontario family doctors, study indicates

TORONTO — Ontario family doctors left the profession at the start of the pandemic at double the rate of the years before COVID-19 hit, new research indicates.
EPA preparing plan to help fix Jackson's water system

EPA preparing plan to help fix Jackson's water system

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — The federal government wants to work with officials in Mississippi's capital city to reach a legal agreement that ensures Jackson can sustain its water system in the future, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael R
Travel restrictions removed as medical professionals reiterate the risk of COVID-19

Travel restrictions removed as medical professionals reiterate the risk of COVID-19

The removal of mask mandates and vaccine requirements has medical professionals and front-line workers reiterating that COVID-19 is still a threat. The federal government announced on Monday that starting Oct.
Ontario opens bivalent Omicron-targeted vaccine for all adults

Ontario opens bivalent Omicron-targeted vaccine for all adults

TORONTO — All adults in Ontario became eligible to receive an Omicron-targeted COVID-19 vaccine as of Monday.
Insider Q&A: FDA official on vaping's "promise or peril"

Insider Q&A: FDA official on vaping's "promise or peril"

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s been no honeymoon period for the Food and Drug Administration’s new tobacco chief, Brian King , the public health scientist now responsible for regulating the nation’s multibillion-dollar cigarette and vaping industry.
Feds lift border vaccine requirements, mandatory masks on planes and trains

Feds lift border vaccine requirements, mandatory masks on planes and trains

OTTAWA — The final vestiges of COVID-19 restrictions at Canada's borders will be lifted on Saturday, as federal ministers announced Monday the end of mandatory vaccination, random tests, quarantine, use of the ArriveCan app and masks on planes and tr
Manitoba health authority promises to help address racism in health-care services

Manitoba health authority promises to help address racism in health-care services

THOMPSON, Man. — Health officials and Indigenous leaders in northern Manitoba have signed a declaration to address racism in the health-care system.

Pfizer seeks to expand omicron booster to 5- to 11-year-olds

Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Monday to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11.
One person arrested after stabbing at Toronto supermarket

One person arrested after stabbing at Toronto supermarket

TORONTO — Police say one person is in custody after a stabbing at a Toronto supermarket Sunday afternoon. Toronto police say they received a call just before 1 p.m. about a stabbing at a supermarket at Keele Street and St. Regis Crescent. Const.
After rocky start, hopes up in Oregon drug decriminalization

After rocky start, hopes up in Oregon drug decriminalization

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two years after Oregon residents voted to decriminalize hard drugs and dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to treatment, few people have requested the services and the state has been slow to channel the funds.