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EXPLAINER: Lower prescription prices to take time in new law

EXPLAINER: Lower prescription prices to take time in new law

WASHINGTON (AP) — After decades of failed attempts, Democrats passed legislation that aims to rein in the soaring costs of drugs for some in the United States.
Garbage piles in Scotland raise health concerns amid strikes

Garbage piles in Scotland raise health concerns amid strikes

LONDON (AP) — Stinking piles of garbage on the streets of Edinburgh are threatening the health and safety of the public, a health authority warned Saturday as strikes by garbage collectors in the Scottish capital moved into their ninth day.
Chile hospital integrates Native medicine, birth to death

Chile hospital integrates Native medicine, birth to death

OSORNO, Chile (AP) — In labor with her first child last month, Lucia Hernández Rumian danced around her hospital room while her husband played the kultrun, a ritual drum.
Bonnie Henry backs B.C.'s COVID-19 school plan, rejects mask mandate as 'blunt tool'

Bonnie Henry backs B.C.'s COVID-19 school plan, rejects mask mandate as 'blunt tool'

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, is defending the province's back-to-school pandemic guidelines against calls from some parent and teacher groups for more stringent COVID-19 protocols.

Kashechewan First Nation health system only treating emergencies amid nurse shortage

A remote First Nation in northern Ontario is limiting health services to emergencies only due to a lack of nurses in what the community's health director is calling a dire situation for residents' and nurses' well-being.
Baby B.C. boy gets naloxone and survives overdose on first birthday, police say

Baby B.C. boy gets naloxone and survives overdose on first birthday, police say

KELOWNA, B.C. — Police say a baby boy in Kelowna, B.C., has survived a suspected drug overdose on his first birthday after an officer administered naloxone. RCMP Const.
Ontario's science table says province plans to create smaller group of advisers

Ontario's science table says province plans to create smaller group of advisers

TORONTO — Public Health Ontario is planning to replace Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table with a new, smaller group that will be more constrained, according to a science table memo obtained by The Canadian Press.
Louisiana woman denied abortion wants 'vague' ban clarified

Louisiana woman denied abortion wants 'vague' ban clarified

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A pregnant Louisiana woman who was denied an abortion — even though her fetus has a rare and fatal condition — demanded on Friday that Gov.
Labour shortage forces P.E.I. hospital to warn of reduced access to epidurals

Labour shortage forces P.E.I. hospital to warn of reduced access to epidurals

CHARLOTTETOWN — A hospital in Prince Edward Island is warning patients that some epidural services may be unavailable until the end of next week. The province says in a news release that Prince County Hospital in Summerside, P.E.I.

Nunavut expands COVID-19 vaccine to all children aged six months to four years

NUNAVUT — The Nunavut government says it is expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to all children aged six months to four years. Health Canada authorized the use of Moderna's Spikevax vaccine for babies and young children in July.