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US offers extra monkeypox vaccine doses for gay pride events

US offers extra monkeypox vaccine doses for gay pride events

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. is setting aside an extra 50,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine for places with upcoming gay pride events, health officials said Thursday.
Ontario nursing college proposes to temporarily register international nurses

Ontario nursing college proposes to temporarily register international nurses

TORONTO — Ontario's nursing college is proposing to register internationally educated nurses on a temporary basis, a move that could allow nearly 6,000 applicants to practice in the province's hospitals amid a nurse staffing shortage that has led to
Ontario to fund more private clinic surgeries in bid to stabilize health-care system

Ontario to fund more private clinic surgeries in bid to stabilize health-care system

TORONTO — Increasing publicly covered surgeries performed at private clinics, waiving the exam and registration fees for internationally trained nurses, and sending patients waiting for a long-term care bed to a home not of their choosing are among t

Here are the changes coming to Ontario's publicly funded health-care system

TORONTO — As Ontario's hospitals grapple with staff shortages, temporary emergency room closures and surgical backlogs, the province has announced a suite of changes in an effort to help stabilize the health-care system – although it maintains patien
Kentucky Supreme Court denies request to block abortion ban

Kentucky Supreme Court denies request to block abortion ban

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state's near-total abortion ban will remain in place while it reviews arguments by abortion clinics challenging two state laws.
Vance's anti-drug charity enlisted doctor echoing Big Pharma

Vance's anti-drug charity enlisted doctor echoing Big Pharma

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When JD Vance founded “Our Ohio Renewal” a day after the 2016 presidential election, he promoted the charity as a vehicle for helping solve the scourge of opioid addiction that he had lamented in “Hillbilly Elegy,” his bestselli
FDA targets illegal nicotine gummies in new warning letter

FDA targets illegal nicotine gummies in new warning letter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Thursday issued a first-of-a-kind warning to the maker of nicotine gummies, saying the illegal candies pose a growing risk to teenagers and younger children.
Urgent care centre north of Calgary to return to normal operations this weekend

Urgent care centre north of Calgary to return to normal operations this weekend

AIRDRIE, Alta. — An urgent care centre in a city north of Calgary is returning to its normal operations this weekend. The facility in Airdrie, Alta.
WHO: World coronavirus cases fall 24%; deaths rise in Asia

WHO: World coronavirus cases fall 24%; deaths rise in Asia

LONDON (AP) — New coronavirus cases reported globally dropped nearly a quarter in the last week while deaths fell 6% but were still higher in parts of Asia, according to a report Thursday on the pandemic by the World Health Organization. The U.N.
Quebec COVID-19 booster rates stay low as province launches new vaccination campaign

Quebec COVID-19 booster rates stay low as province launches new vaccination campaign

MONTREAL — As Quebec prepares to launch a provincewide COVID-19 vaccination campaign ahead of a potential new fall wave, it's unclear whether it will be enough to prompt a pandemic-weary public to roll up their sleeves for another booster.