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Hepatitis C cases dropped in the US. Health officials aren't sure if it's a blip or a trend

Hepatitis C cases dropped in the US. Health officials aren't sure if it's a blip or a trend

NEW YORK (AP) — New U.S. hepatitis C infections dropped slightly in 2022, a surprising improvement after more than a decade of steady increases , federal health officials said Wednesday.
Systems restored after Toronto hospital network outage, cyberattack ruled out: UHN

Systems restored after Toronto hospital network outage, cyberattack ruled out: UHN

TORONTO — A large Toronto hospital network says it's bringing its systems back online after an outage across its sites led to some cancelled surgeries and delays.
New medical school at York University to open in 2028

New medical school at York University to open in 2028

VAUGHAN, Ont. — A new medical school focused on family medicine at York University will open its doors in 2028. York University president Rhonda Lenton says the university has been planning the medical school for the past decade.
AP Exclusive: EPA didn't declare a public health emergency after fiery Ohio derailment

AP Exclusive: EPA didn't declare a public health emergency after fiery Ohio derailment

The aftermath of last year's fiery train derailment in eastern Ohio doesn't qualify as a public health emergency because widespread health problems and ongoing chemical exposures haven't been documented, federal officials said.
The largest fresh egg producer in the US has found bird flu in chickens at a Texas plant

The largest fresh egg producer in the US has found bird flu in chickens at a Texas plant

The largest producer of fresh eggs in the U.S. said Tuesday it had temporarily halted production at a Texas plant after bird flu was found in chickens, and officials said the virus had also been detected at a poultry facility in Michigan.
Alberta announces Crown corporation to gather research on addiction recovery

Alberta announces Crown corporation to gather research on addiction recovery

The Alberta government is creating a Crown corporation to gather research to bolster addiction-recovery efforts as part of its broader restructuring of the health system.
Lawsuit seeks to force ban on menthol cigarettes after months of delays by Biden administration

Lawsuit seeks to force ban on menthol cigarettes after months of delays by Biden administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anti-smoking groups sued the U.S. government Tuesday over a long-awaited ban on menthol cigarettes , which has been idling at the White House for months .
Hospitals must obtain written consent for pelvic and similar exams, the federal government says

Hospitals must obtain written consent for pelvic and similar exams, the federal government says

Hospitals must obtain written informed consent from patients before subjecting them to pelvic exams and exams of other sensitive areas — especially if an exam will be done while the patient is unconscious, the federal government said Monday.
Abortions are legal in much of Africa. But few women may be aware, and providers don't advertise it

Abortions are legal in much of Africa. But few women may be aware, and providers don't advertise it

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — When Efua, a 25-year-old fashion designer and single mother in Ghana, became pregnant last year, she sought an abortion at a health clinic but worried the procedure might be illegal.
Gaza medical officials say Israeli strike kills 4 foreign aid workers, driver after delivering food

Gaza medical officials say Israeli strike kills 4 foreign aid workers, driver after delivering food

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — An apparent Israeli airstrike killed four international aid workers with the World Central Kitchen charity and their Palestinian driver late Monday, hours after the group brought in a new shipload of food to northern