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Lack of data on transit violence amounts to 'blanket of ignorance': researcher

Lack of data on transit violence amounts to 'blanket of ignorance': researcher

Canada needs standardized data on violence on transit systems to help tackle issues ranging from a lack of mental health supports to eroding public trust, say researchers, citing the recent stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy at a Toronto station as
Bill to criminalize help for Idaho minors’ abortions passes

Bill to criminalize help for Idaho minors’ abortions passes

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill that would criminalize helping minors obtain an abortion without parental consent won final passage in Idaho's legislature on Thursday and is headed to the desk of Republican Gov. Brad Little.
Kentucky House gives final passage to medical marijuana bill

Kentucky House gives final passage to medical marijuana bill

FRANKFORT, Ky.
Rush for diabetes and weight-loss drug Ozempic puts cross-border sales in spotlight

Rush for diabetes and weight-loss drug Ozempic puts cross-border sales in spotlight

VANCOUVER — The B.C.
North Dakota governor vetoes transgender pronouns bill

North Dakota governor vetoes transgender pronouns bill

North Dakota's Republican governor vetoed a bill that would generally prohibit public schools teachers and staff from referring to transgender students by pronouns other than those reflecting the sex assigned to them at birth.
MPs debate bill that would outlaw advertising sugar to Canadian kids

MPs debate bill that would outlaw advertising sugar to Canadian kids

OTTAWA — Trix may be for kids, but a Quebec Liberal MP does not want that kind of cereal or other sugary foods marketed that way anymore.
Judge’s ruling undercuts US health law’s preventive care

Judge’s ruling undercuts US health law’s preventive care

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas who previously ruled to dismantle the Affordable Care Act struck down a narrower but key part of the nation's health law Thursday that requires most insurers to cover preventive services that include scre
'Into the air': One victim of Calgary house explosion likely in hospital for 6 months

'Into the air': One victim of Calgary house explosion likely in hospital for 6 months

CALGARY — A member of Calgary's South Sudanese community says 10 victims of a home explosion were blown into the air before falling into a fiery basement below.
Saskatchewan to spend $1.3 million to hire new physician assistants

Saskatchewan to spend $1.3 million to hire new physician assistants

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government is adding a new medical profession to the mix as part of a plan to reform primary care and reduce wait times. The Saskatchewan Party government announced Thursday it is to spend $1.
Gun injuries in US surged during pandemic, CDC study shows

Gun injuries in US surged during pandemic, CDC study shows

NEW YORK (AP) — For every American killed by gunfire, an estimated two or more more survive, often with terrible injuries — a fact that public health experts say is crucial to understanding the full impact of guns on society .
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