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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.
B.C. cannabis stores close, lay off staff as job action prevents pot deliveries

B.C. cannabis stores close, lay off staff as job action prevents pot deliveries

Some of British Columbia's cannabis stores say they're shutting their doors and laying off staff after a labour dispute in the public sector has stopped the province's pot distribution centre from shipping product since early last week.
EPA to designate 'forever chemicals' as hazardous substances

EPA to designate 'forever chemicals' as hazardous substances

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency moved Friday to designate two “forever chemicals” used in cookware, carpets and firefighting foams as hazardous substances, a step that would clear the way for quicker cleanup of the toxic compoun
US data reveals racial gaps in monkeypox vaccinations

US data reveals racial gaps in monkeypox vaccinations

The Biden administration said Friday there's enough monkeypox vaccine available now but health officials say the shots aren’t getting to some of the people who need the protection the most.
Weekend services at two N.B. hospitals reduced because of 'critical' nurse shortage

Weekend services at two N.B. hospitals reduced because of 'critical' nurse shortage

FREDERICTON — A health authority in New Brunswick is asking people with non-life-threatening medical needs to stay away from its hospitals this weekend due to a "critical" shortage of nurses.
Nova Scotia's chief medical officer warns public against COVID-19 complacency

Nova Scotia's chief medical officer warns public against COVID-19 complacency

HALIFAX — Nova Scotians are too complacent about COVID-19 ahead of a new wave of the disease expected in the fall, the province’s chief medical officer warned Friday.

More polio virus detected in upstate New York wastewater

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State health officials in New York are warning of expanding “community spread” of the polio virus after it was found in wastewater samples from another upstate county.
Moderna sues Pfizer, BioNTech over COVID-19 vaccine patents

Moderna sues Pfizer, BioNTech over COVID-19 vaccine patents

COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna is suing Pfizer and the German drugmaker BioNTech, accusing its main competitors of copying Moderna’s technology in order to make their own vaccine.
USDA scattering rabies vaccines for wildlife in 13 states

USDA scattering rabies vaccines for wildlife in 13 states

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has begun scattering millions of packets of oral rabies vaccine from helicopters and planes over 13 states from Maine to Alabama.
Some cities could be left behind on lead pipe replacements

Some cities could be left behind on lead pipe replacements

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In many cities, no one knows where the lead pipes lie underground. That's important because lead pipes contaminate drinking water.