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Some kids' pain meds in short supply, but pharmacists say prescription not needed

Some kids' pain meds in short supply, but pharmacists say prescription not needed

TORONTO — Ontario drugstores are facing shortages of common children's pain relievers as stocks run low in other parts of the country, say pharmacists, suggesting that an unexpected summer spike in respiratory illnesses is driving up demand for the d
Saskatchewan to send patients to Alberta for privatized surgery; won't pay for travel

Saskatchewan to send patients to Alberta for privatized surgery; won't pay for travel

REGINA — Saskatchewan plans to send people to Alberta to get privatized surgeries, but the cost of travel won't be covered by the government.
Youth mental health is in crisis. Are schools doing enough?

Youth mental health is in crisis. Are schools doing enough?

CECILIA, Ky. (AP) — For fourth-grader Leah Rainey, the school day now begins with what her teacher calls an “emotional check-in.” “It’s great to see you. How are you feeling?” chirps a cheery voice on her laptop screen.
Ontario doctors advise vaccine catch-up ahead of fall flu, COVID-19 season

Ontario doctors advise vaccine catch-up ahead of fall flu, COVID-19 season

TORONTO — Ontario doctors are advising people to keep up with vaccinations ahead of the fall, when illnesses including COVID-19 and influenza are expected to spread amid health system challenges one physician said he expects will likely worsen.
Medical groups, 20 states weigh in on Idaho abortion lawsuit

Medical groups, 20 states weigh in on Idaho abortion lawsuit

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A legal battle over abortion rights pitting one of the reddest states in the nation against the U.S. government has dozens of states and major medical associations seeking to weigh in. Twenty states, Washington, D.C.

Children's hospitals harassed over transgender care programs

BOSTON (AP) — Doctors and other staffers at Boston Children’s Hospital are being threatened with violence over its surgical program for transgender youths, administrators said, and other U.S. children’s hospitals are also being harassed online.
Ontario to expand program allowing paramedics to avoid ERs in patient care

Ontario to expand program allowing paramedics to avoid ERs in patient care

Ontario will announce a plan for "health system stability and recovery" this week, Health Minister Sylvia Jones said Wednesday, revealing that one part will be to expand a program that allows paramedics to avoid taking patients to the ER on every cal
WHO chief: Lack of help for Tigray crisis due to skin color

WHO chief: Lack of help for Tigray crisis due to skin color

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization described the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as “the worst disaster on Earth” and wondered aloud Wednesday if the reason global leaders have not responded was due to “the col
CDC director announces shake-up, citing COVID mistakes

CDC director announces shake-up, citing COVID mistakes

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the nation's top public health agency on Wednesday announced a shake-up of the organization, saying it fell short responding to COVID-19 and needs to become more nimble.
Opposition parties take aim at Nova Scotia premier over health-care 'crisis'

Opposition parties take aim at Nova Scotia premier over health-care 'crisis'

HALIFAX — One year after making Nova Scotia's struggling health-care system the centre of his election campaign, Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston is being slammed by the two main opposition parties for what they say is his failure to deliver.