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Public Health Ontario reports first confirmed female case of monkeypox

Public Health Ontario reports first confirmed female case of monkeypox

TORONTO — Public Health Ontario says it has recorded the province's first case of monkeypox in a female. The agency says there are 156 confirmed cases of the disease in the province as of July 11, with all but one of them being male.
Outbreaks from animals in Africa surge by 60% in last decade

Outbreaks from animals in Africa surge by 60% in last decade

LONDON (AP) — The number of outbreaks of diseases that jumped from animals to humans in Africa has surged by more than 60% in the last decade, the World Health Organization said, a worrying sign the planet could face increased animal-borne diseases l
Abortion ruling to speed process for clinics, patients

Abortion ruling to speed process for clinics, patients

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A court ruling that struck down most of Minnesota's restrictions on abortion as unconstitutional will speed the process for clinics and patients, though providers are still studying all the implications of how the landscape will ch
Patient dies while waiting hours to be seen in New Brunswick emergency department

Patient dies while waiting hours to be seen in New Brunswick emergency department

FREDERICTON — The death of a patient in the waiting room of a Fredericton hospital's emergency department this week is prompting calls for major improvements to the province's health care system.
WHO: COVID-19 cases rise for the 5th week, deaths stable

WHO: COVID-19 cases rise for the 5th week, deaths stable

GENEVA (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases reported worldwide rose for the fifth week in a row while the number of deaths remained relatively stable, the World Health Organization reported Thursday. In the U.N.
China opens former air raid shelters amid heat wave

China opens former air raid shelters amid heat wave

BEIJING (AP) — High temperatures have prompted cites in eastern China to open former air raid shelters as a relief from the heat. Temperatures have surpassed all-time records in much of the country, while flooding has hit many parts.
US regulators OK new COVID-19 shot option from Novavax

US regulators OK new COVID-19 shot option from Novavax

The U.S. is getting another COVID-19 vaccine choice as the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday cleared Novavax shots for adults. Novavax makes a more traditional type of shot than the three other COVID-19 vaccines available for use in the U.S.
Australia, Indonesia commit to fight against FMD outbreak

Australia, Indonesia commit to fight against FMD outbreak

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Australia’s top agriculture official met with his Indonesian counterpart on Thursday to discuss ways to stop a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak that has infected hundreds of thousands of cattle in Indonesia and prevent the ou

Oregon therapeutic psilocybin program sparks some confusion

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As Oregon drafts the rules for its new psilocybin program, the first of its kind in the U.S., residents are voicing concern about the confusing patchwork of local ordinances that may emerge.

Man charged with rape of girl, 10, who traveled for abortion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with raping a 10-year-old girl whose case drew national attention following a doctor’s comments that the child had to travel to Indiana for an abortion, an account that had led some prominent Republi
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