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Quebec's nursing order launches campaign to stop Halloween objectification of nurses

Quebec's nursing order launches campaign to stop Halloween objectification of nurses

MONTREAL — Quebec's professional order of nurses is launching a campaign this Halloween to encourage Quebecers to ditch "sexy costumes" in favour of more realistic nursing uniforms.
WHO head in Middle East 'disturbed' by abuse reported by AP

WHO head in Middle East 'disturbed' by abuse reported by AP

LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean region told staff in an email that he is “very disturbed” by allegations reported by The Associated Press that the U.N.
Canada’s top medical journal acknowledges its role in perpetuating anti-Black racism

Canada’s top medical journal acknowledges its role in perpetuating anti-Black racism

Canada’s premier medical journal says it’s eager to address the role it plays in perpetuating anti-Black racism in health care and spark the broader change needed to dismantle structural barriers to equitable care.
Alberta Premier Smith seeking legal advice to pardon COVID-19 rule violators

Alberta Premier Smith seeking legal advice to pardon COVID-19 rule violators

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is seeking legal advice on whether she can pardon those fined for non-criminal violations of health restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDC director tests positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms

CDC director tests positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms

ATLANTA (AP) — The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tested positive for COVID-19 . Dr.
Genes link bipolar, schizophrenia, once thought unrelated

Genes link bipolar, schizophrenia, once thought unrelated

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — When Chastity Murry had her first psychotic break, she went into her bathroom and downed a whole bottle of pills, hoping to die. Her teenage daughter had to perform CPR to save her life.
Montreal hospital caters to Indigenous patients by adding bannock to meal trays

Montreal hospital caters to Indigenous patients by adding bannock to meal trays

MONTREAL — An experience with a patient who wouldn't eat because the meals reminded him of residential school has prompted a Montreal hospital to start offering bannock bread to its Indigenous patients.
Dems push Medicaid expansion for left-behind rural Georgia

Dems push Medicaid expansion for left-behind rural Georgia

ARLINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Nine years after the hospital closed in the southwest Georgia town of Arlington, the worry about health care lurks.
As leaders meet, Chinese hope for end to 'zero-COVID' limits

As leaders meet, Chinese hope for end to 'zero-COVID' limits

BEIJING (AP) — As China’s ruling Communist Party holds a congress this week, many Beijing residents are focused on an issue not on the formal agenda: Will the end of the meeting bring an easing of China's at times draconian “zero-COVID” policies that
Oregon mayor to ban homeless camps on Portland streets

Oregon mayor to ban homeless camps on Portland streets

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, plans to ban camping on city streets and move unhoused people to designated campsites, as the growing homeless population has become the top concern for the vast majority of residents.