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N.B. reports four COVID-19 deaths, P.E.I. reports two deaths attributed to virus

N.B. reports four COVID-19 deaths, P.E.I. reports two deaths attributed to virus

New Brunswick is reporting four more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus and a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations. The province's COVID-19 report for the week of Aug. 21-27 says the deaths involved people between the ages of 60 and 90.
Tea drinkers enjoy possible health benefits, study suggests

Tea drinkers enjoy possible health benefits, study suggests

A cup of tea just got a bit more relaxing. Tea can be part of a healthy diet and people who drink tea may even be a little more likely to live longer than those who don't, according to a large study.
On Mexico's Caribbean coast, mountains of seaweed grow

On Mexico's Caribbean coast, mountains of seaweed grow

TULUM, Mexico (AP) — Scraping the smelly sargassum seaweed off some beaches on Mexico’s resort-studded Caribbean coast has become not only a nightmare, but possibly a health threat, for the workers doing it — with the quantities washing ashore this y
Millions in new COVID lockdown as China keeps strict policy

Millions in new COVID lockdown as China keeps strict policy

BEIJING (AP) — China has placed millions of its citizens under renewed lockdown following fresh outbreaks of COVID-19, authorities reported Tuesday, as the government persists in its hard-line policy on containing the virus.

Portugal's health chief quits amid hospital staff shortages

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese Health Minister Marta Temido quit Tuesday, saying she felt “no longer able to remain in office” after broad criticism over her handling of recent staffing problems at public hospitals.
WHO director in Asia accused of racism, abuse put on leave

WHO director in Asia accused of racism, abuse put on leave

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization’s top director in the Western Pacific, Dr. Takeshi Kasai, has been indefinitely removed from his post, according to internal correspondence obtained by The Associated Press.

Health officials in Ontario investigate reports of diners getting sick

MARKHAM, Ont. — Health officials in a southern Ontario municipality are investigating reports of several diners becoming seriously ill following a weekend meal at a restaurant in Markham.

1 dead after seniors served dishwashing liquid at home

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — A resident of a San Francisco Bay Area senior citizens home died after being mistakenly served dishwashing liquid as drinking juice, the home said.

Religious health care providers beat ACA restriction appeal

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a Texas federal court ruling that exempts a group of religious health care providers from the abortion and gender rights requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

Sotomayor denies NYPD detective's plea to block vax mandate

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S.