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B.C. health registry expansion aims to connect patients with family doctors: minister

B.C. health registry expansion aims to connect patients with family doctors: minister

VICTORIA — British Columbia is expanding a registry program provincewide in an effort to connect more patients with available family doctors, Health Minister Adrian Dix said Wednesday.
Study says drinking water from nearly half of US faucets contains potentially harmful chemicals

Study says drinking water from nearly half of US faucets contains potentially harmful chemicals

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Drinking water from nearly half of U.S. faucets likely contains “forever chemicals” that may cause cancer and other health problems, according to a government study released Wednesday.
Iowa's Republican governor calls a special legislative session to revive abortion restrictions

Iowa's Republican governor calls a special legislative session to revive abortion restrictions

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday called a special legislative session to pursue new abortion restrictions after the state Supreme Court declined to reinstate a 2018 ban after about six weeks of pregnancy.
Man gets life sentence for raping 9-year-old Ohio girl who traveled to Indiana for legal abortion

Man gets life sentence for raping 9-year-old Ohio girl who traveled to Indiana for legal abortion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who confessed to raping and impregnating a 9-year-old Ohio girl has been sentenced to life in prison in a case that became a national flashpoint on abortion rights because the girl had to travel out of state to end the pre
Alberta premier pledges $30M for drug treatment centre on First Nation near Calgary

Alberta premier pledges $30M for drug treatment centre on First Nation near Calgary

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is to spend up to $30 million to build a long-term drug addiction treatment facility on the Tsuut’ina First Nation west of Calgary.
North Carolina governor vetoes trio of LGBTQ+ restrictions in ongoing fight with GOP supermajority

North Carolina governor vetoes trio of LGBTQ+ restrictions in ongoing fight with GOP supermajority

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov.
Indiana abortions drop sharply ahead of state ban possibly taking effect, state reports show

Indiana abortions drop sharply ahead of state ban possibly taking effect, state reports show

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The number of abortions being performed in Indiana has dropped steeply even before a court ruling that has a Republican-backed abortion ban set to potentially take effect in the coming weeks.

Vermont schools sue Monsanto over toxic PCB contamination

Dozens of Vermont school districts have sued chemical giant Monsanto over toxic contamination in educational buildings from now-banned industrial chemicals known as PCBs.
Provinces falling short of national long-term care standards: report

Provinces falling short of national long-term care standards: report

OTTAWA — Provincial long-term care standards vary drastically across the country and, in some cases, fall far short of new national standards released earlier this year, the National Institute on Ageing revealed in a report released Wednesday.
Condition critical? Britain's beloved but battered National Health Service turns 75

Condition critical? Britain's beloved but battered National Health Service turns 75

LONDON (AP) — It’s unusual to throw a birthday party for a health care system, but that’s exactly what the U.K. did for the National Health Service, a beloved but increasingly creaky institution that turned 75 on Wednesday.