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Judge: West Virginia Medicaid must cover transgender care

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Medicaid program must provide coverage for gender-confirming care for transgender residents, a federal judge ruled. U.S.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza believed to be killing seals in Quebec

Highly pathogenic avian influenza believed to be killing seals in Quebec

MONTREAL — Quebec researchers have detected avian flu in at least two species of seal, and they fear the virus is to blame for the unusually high number of dead seals reported on the province's shorelines.
Biden signs executive order to protect travel for abortion

Biden signs executive order to protect travel for abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order that lays the groundwork for Medicaid to help women seeking abortions to travel between states to obtain access to the procedure.
EXPLAINER: Does health care law protect emergency abortion?

EXPLAINER: Does health care law protect emergency abortion?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has filed its first legal challenge to a state abortion ban since the end of Roe v.
Ford won't commit to repeal wage cap to address ER nurse staffing shortages

Ford won't commit to repeal wage cap to address ER nurse staffing shortages

STRATFORD, ONT.
EPA: Chemical in medical-device cleanser poses cancer risk

EPA: Chemical in medical-device cleanser poses cancer risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is warning residents who live near medical sterilizing plants in 13 states and Puerto Rico about potential health risks from emissions of ethylene oxide, a chemical widely used in their operations
New Brunswick reports four more COVID-19 deaths, outbreak reported at prison

New Brunswick reports four more COVID-19 deaths, outbreak reported at prison

FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting four more deaths linked to COVID-19 in the province’s latest weekly report.
European court refuses to hear UK boy's life-support case

European court refuses to hear UK boy's life-support case

LONDON (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday refused a request from the family of a comatose British boy to intervene and prevent his life-support treatment from being ended.
COVID cases drop 9% globally last week, deaths stable

COVID cases drop 9% globally last week, deaths stable

LONDON (AP) — New coronavirus cases fell 9% globally last week while deaths remained stable, according to the latest weekly assessment of the pandemic released Wednesday by the World Health Organization. The U.N. health agency said there were 6.
Kansas voters resoundingly protect their access to abortion

Kansas voters resoundingly protect their access to abortion

TOPEKA, Kan.