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In Rio, rife with dengue, bacteria-infected mosquitoes are making a difference

In Rio, rife with dengue, bacteria-infected mosquitoes are making a difference

NITEROI (AP) — Since Rio de Janeiro declared a public health emergency after an outbreak of dengue fever last month, the city has ramped up testing capacities, opened up a dozen dengue health centers and trained medical staff to attend to the ever-gr
Alabama IVF ruling highlights importance of state supreme court races in this year's US elections

Alabama IVF ruling highlights importance of state supreme court races in this year's US elections

CHICAGO (AP) — The recent ruling in Alabama that frozen embryos are legally considered children created a political firestorm after the decision halted treatment for many couples seeking to have families through fertility treatments.

Oregon lawmakers pass bill to recriminalize drug possession

SALEM, Ore.
Paramedic gets 5 years in prison for Elijah McClain’s death in rare case against medical responders

Paramedic gets 5 years in prison for Elijah McClain’s death in rare case against medical responders

BRIGHTON, Colo.
Medical groups urge Alabama Supreme Court to revisit frozen embryo ruling

Medical groups urge Alabama Supreme Court to revisit frozen embryo ruling

MONTGOMERY, Ala.
The CDC has relaxed COVID guidelines. Will schools and day cares follow suit?

The CDC has relaxed COVID guidelines. Will schools and day cares follow suit?

BOSTON (AP) — Four years after the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools and upended child care, the CDC says parents can start treating the virus like other respiratory illnesses . Gone are mandated isolation periods and masking.
As an opioids scourge devastates tribes in Washington, lawmakers advance a bill to provide relief

As an opioids scourge devastates tribes in Washington, lawmakers advance a bill to provide relief

SEATTLE (AP) — A bill that would bring millions of dollars to tribes in Washington state to address the opioid crisis received unanimous support in the House on Friday, opening the door for state funding to address a scourge that some say is claiming
B.C. announces minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, $237M to recruit and retain staff

B.C. announces minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, $237M to recruit and retain staff

VANCOUVER — British Columbia has established minimum nurse-to-patient ratios for a range of different hospital settings and is investing $237 million to ensure they are met.

Patient and 3 staffers charged in another patient's beating death at mental health facility

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A patient, two psychiatric assistants and a nurse have been indicted on charges stemming from the beating death of another patient at a state-run mental health facility in Ohio.
Dengue cases in Peru are surging, fueled by mosquitoes and high temperatures brought by El Niño

Dengue cases in Peru are surging, fueled by mosquitoes and high temperatures brought by El Niño

PIURA, Peru (AP) — Residents of Pedregal Grande, a poor neighborhood in the Peruvian city of Piura, receive water for only 30 minutes a day because of shortages, forcing them to collect it in plastic tanks that have become breeding grounds for mosqui