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Toronto Public Health recommends meningococcal vaccine amid rise in cases

TORONTO — Public health officials in Toronto are recommending that people get vaccinated for meningococcal disease in light of an increase in cases.
Report shows a drop in drug overdose deaths in Kentucky but governor says the fight is far from over

Report shows a drop in drug overdose deaths in Kentucky but governor says the fight is far from over

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky fell nearly 10% in 2023, marking a second straight annual decline in the fight against an addiction epidemic that's far from over, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday.
North Carolina GOP lawmakers agree to add a health exemption to a bill that limits masking

North Carolina GOP lawmakers agree to add a health exemption to a bill that limits masking

RALEIGH, N.C.

Alabama sheriff evacuates jail, citing unspecified 'health and safety issues'

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff evacuated his county's jail Thursday, citing a need to prevent unspecified “health and safety issues.
N.S. judge says complaint about pressure to share vaccine status improperly dismissed

N.S. judge says complaint about pressure to share vaccine status improperly dismissed

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia provincial court judge who says her rights were violated when her employer asked for her vaccine status wants her complaint against the court's former top judge revived.
Liberal government tables bill that seeks to streamline, secure health data

Liberal government tables bill that seeks to streamline, secure health data

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals moved to streamline and secure health data across jurisdictions Thursday with a new bill that imposes new rules on technology vendors.
A man in Mexico died with one form of bird flu, but US officials remain focused on another

A man in Mexico died with one form of bird flu, but US officials remain focused on another

NEW YORK (AP) — The mysterious death of a man in Mexico who had one kind of bird flu is unrelated to outbreaks of a different type at U.S. dairy farms, experts say. Here’s a look at the case and the different types of bird flu.
Charges stayed against pair accused of harassing N.S. medical officer during pandemic

Charges stayed against pair accused of harassing N.S. medical officer during pandemic

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia judge has dismissed charges against two people accused of harassing the province's chief medical officer during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the case took too long to get to trial.

Supreme Court sides with Native American tribes in health care funding dispute with government

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with Native American tribes Thursday in a dispute with the federal government over the cost of health care when tribes run programs in their own communities.
Panthers and Stars win Dillman Award as top media relations staffs in NHL for 2023-24

Panthers and Stars win Dillman Award as top media relations staffs in NHL for 2023-24

The media relations staffs from the Florida Panthers and Dallas Stars were announced Thursday as the winners of this year's Dick Dillman Award, which is presented annually to recognize excellence by the Professional Hockey Writers Association to one