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WHO: Tuberculosis cases rise for the first time in years

WHO: Tuberculosis cases rise for the first time in years

GENEVA (AP) — The number of people infected with tuberculosis, including the kind resistant to drugs, rose globally for the first time in years, according to a report Thursday by the World Health Organization. The U.N.
Oregon could be 1st state to make health care a human right

Oregon could be 1st state to make health care a human right

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters are being asked to decide whether the state should be the first in the nation to amend its constitution to explicitly declare that affordable health care is a fundamental human right. State Sen.
Canopy warns Nasdaq objects to plans for U.S. holding company, could delist pot firm

Canopy warns Nasdaq objects to plans for U.S. holding company, could delist pot firm

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — Canopy Growth Corp. is warning a U.S. holding company it wants to set up could be delisted from the Nasdaq stock exchange, which is objecting to some of its plans. The Smiths Falls, Ont.
African health official: Ebola in Uganda is under control

African health official: Ebola in Uganda is under control

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's Ebola outbreak is under control, a top public health official in Africa said Thursday, noting that local health authorities are doing well to trace most contacts. “The situation is not getting out of control,” said Dr.
Arson suspected as police vehicles, ambulance torched in B.C. fire

Arson suspected as police vehicles, ambulance torched in B.C. fire

SMITHERS, B.C. — RCMP say four RCMP vehicles and an ambulance were significantly damaged or destroyed in what appears to be a deliberately set fire outside a hotel in Smithers, B.C. Cpl.
Little one stuffed up and cranky? Doctors offer up tips for treating RSV at home

Little one stuffed up and cranky? Doctors offer up tips for treating RSV at home

Doctors are reporting a surge in respiratory syncytial virus among young children, a common illness that typically emerges a little bit later in the fall and winter season.
CHEO reports unprecedented demand, surge in respiratory illness

CHEO reports unprecedented demand, surge in respiratory illness

A major Ottawa pediatric hospital said Wednesday it's contending with an "unprecedented surge in demand" as it reports a spike in cases of a common respiratory virus that is striking earlier than usual in the year.

Clorox recalls several Pine-Sol scented cleaners over bacteria concerns

Clorox has recalled several Pine-Sol cleaning products over concerns about bacterial contamination. The recall applies to Pine-Sol's multi-surface cleaner in the scents "lavender clean," "lemon fresh" and "mandarin sunrise.

Finland reforms abortion law to replace outdated legislation

HELSINKI (AP) — Lawmakers have approved a legislative reform that will ease the process of getting an abortion in Finland, which currently has the Nordic region’s strictest abortion law, dating back to 1970 and seen by many citizens as outdated.
Afraid of needles? China using inhalable COVID-19 vaccine

Afraid of needles? China using inhalable COVID-19 vaccine

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese city of Shanghai started administering an inhalable COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday in what appears to be a world first.