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$118M to support B.C. family doctors, keep clinics open until new pay model: Dix

$118M to support B.C. family doctors, keep clinics open until new pay model: Dix

VANCOUVER — Family doctors in British Columbia will be eligible for an average $25,000 each to help tide them over until a new compensation model is established this fall, Health Minister Adrian Dix said Wednesday.
Five Manitobans admit to breaking COVID-19 gathering restrictions

Five Manitobans admit to breaking COVID-19 gathering restrictions

WINNIPEG — Five Manitobans, including a pastor who openly defied COVID-19 restrictions, have been convicted of repeatedly violating pandemic public health orders and are to learn their sentence Thursday.
Gender dysphoria covered by disability law, court rules

Gender dysphoria covered by disability law, court rules

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal ruling that gender dysphoria is covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act could help block conservative political efforts to restrict access to gender-affirming care, advocates and experts say.

Texan gets 6 months for threats to Maryland vaccine advocate

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Texas man was sentenced to six months in federal prison Tuesday for threatening a Maryland doctor who has been a prominent advocate for COVID-19 vaccines, a federal prosecutor said.
'Magic mushroom' psychedelic may help heavy drinkers quit

'Magic mushroom' psychedelic may help heavy drinkers quit

The compound in psychedelic mushrooms helped heavy drinkers cut back or quit entirely in the most rigorous test of psilocybin for alcoholism. More research is needed to see if the effect lasts and whether it works in a larger study.
'It's about access:' Ottawa pledges funds toward sexual health education

'It's about access:' Ottawa pledges funds toward sexual health education

CALGARY — Ottawa has pledged $2.8 million in funding for organizations helping those who face barriers in learning about sexual and reproductive health.
Study: Pfizer COVID pill showed no benefit in younger adults

Study: Pfizer COVID pill showed no benefit in younger adults

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer's COVID-19 pill appears to provide little or no benefit for younger adults, while still reducing the risk of hospitalization and death for high-risk seniors, according to a large study published Wednesday.
Newfoundland health authority reviewing about 3,000 mammograms for possible issues

Newfoundland health authority reviewing about 3,000 mammograms for possible issues

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Central Newfoundland's health authority said Wednesday it is reviewing about 3,000 mammograms from the past three years for possible issues after officials discovered that some images had been analyzed using incorrect screens.
Private health options in Nova Scotia would strengthen public system: premier

Private health options in Nova Scotia would strengthen public system: premier

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's government is considering private health-care options but remains committed to strengthening the public system, Premier Tim Houston said Wednesday.
Quebec health director says Omicron-targeted vaccine ready in 'less than two weeks'

Quebec health director says Omicron-targeted vaccine ready in 'less than two weeks'

MONTREAL — A bivalent COVID-19 vaccine, which targets both the original strain of the novel coronavirus and the Omicron variant, should be available for Quebecers in less than two weeks, public health director Dr. Luc Boileau said Wednesday.
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