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Biden emerges from COVID isolation, tells public: Get shots

Biden emerges from COVID isolation, tells public: Get shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ended his COVID-19 isolation on Wednesday, telling Americans they can “live without fear” of the pandemic if they take advantage of booster shots and treatments
WHO chief advises reducing sex partners to avoid monkeypox

WHO chief advises reducing sex partners to avoid monkeypox

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization on Wednesday advised men at risk of catching monkeypox to consider reducing their sexual partners “for the moment” following the U.N.
Liberals to launch consultations on criminal justice response to HIV non-disclosure

Liberals to launch consultations on criminal justice response to HIV non-disclosure

OTTAWA — The Liberal government plans to launch consultations this October on the criminal justice system's response to HIV non-disclosure.
FDA chief's long-promised opioid review faces skepticism

FDA chief's long-promised opioid review faces skepticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. opioid deaths mounted in 2016, the incoming head of the Food and Drug Administration promised a “sweeping review” of prescription painkillers in hopes of reversing the worst overdose epidemic in American history. Dr.
CAMH to study effects of psilocybin on depression after receiving first federal grant

CAMH to study effects of psilocybin on depression after receiving first federal grant

TORONTO — The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health says it has been awarded Canada's first federal grant to study the effects of a psychedelic chemical component in "magic mushrooms" on treatment-resistant depression.
EU health commissioner urges reinforced monkeypox action

EU health commissioner urges reinforced monkeypox action

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's commissioner for health is urging the bloc's governments to step up their efforts to tackle the expanding monkeypox outbreak in the region, which she says is “the epicenter of detected cases.
A list of candidates vying to become United Conservative leader and Alberta premier

A list of candidates vying to become United Conservative leader and Alberta premier

MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA, CANADA — Seven candidates vying to become the next United Conservative Party leader and Alberta premier are to tackle health, the economy and other key issues in their first debate in Medicine Hat, Alta., on Wednesday.

Seattle to be sanctuary for abortion providers, patients

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council voted Tuesday to make the city a sanctuary for abortion providers and patients, meaning Seattle police will not cooperate in arrests or investigations related to abortion bans in other states.
North Dakota abortion clinic prepares for likely final day

North Dakota abortion clinic prepares for likely final day

FARGO, N.D.

Drugmaker Teva latest to settle opioid lawsuits nationally

Drugmaker Teva announced Tuesday that it has agreed to contribute more than $4.3 billion in cash and medications to settle lawsuits in the state and local governments and Native American tribes that claimed the company contributed to the U.S.