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Liberal government tables bill that seeks to streamline, secure health data

Liberal government tables bill that seeks to streamline, secure health data

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals moved to streamline and secure health data across jurisdictions Thursday with a new bill that imposes new rules on technology vendors.
A man in Mexico died with one form of bird flu, but US officials remain focused on another

A man in Mexico died with one form of bird flu, but US officials remain focused on another

NEW YORK (AP) — The mysterious death of a man in Mexico who had one kind of bird flu is unrelated to outbreaks of a different type at U.S. dairy farms, experts say. Here’s a look at the case and the different types of bird flu.
Charges stayed against pair accused of harassing N.S. medical officer during pandemic

Charges stayed against pair accused of harassing N.S. medical officer during pandemic

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia judge has dismissed charges against two people accused of harassing the province's chief medical officer during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the case took too long to get to trial.

Supreme Court sides with Native American tribes in health care funding dispute with government

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with Native American tribes Thursday in a dispute with the federal government over the cost of health care when tribes run programs in their own communities.
Panthers and Stars win Dillman Award as top media relations staffs in NHL for 2023-24

Panthers and Stars win Dillman Award as top media relations staffs in NHL for 2023-24

The media relations staffs from the Florida Panthers and Dallas Stars were announced Thursday as the winners of this year's Dick Dillman Award, which is presented annually to recognize excellence by the Professional Hockey Writers Association to one
Keeping children safe on social media: What parents should know to protect their kids

Keeping children safe on social media: What parents should know to protect their kids

At what age should kids be on social media? Should they be on it at all? If they aren't, will they be social pariahs? Should parents monitor their conversations? Do parental controls work? Navigating social media as a parent — not to mention a child
Door-to-door canvassing for Royal Columbian Hospital underway in New West

Door-to-door canvassing for Royal Columbian Hospital underway in New West

Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation is doing a door-to-door fundraising campaign in New Westminster.
182 deaths linked to B.C. unregulated drugs in April, 14,500 deaths in eight years

182 deaths linked to B.C. unregulated drugs in April, 14,500 deaths in eight years

VICTORIA — The British Columbia Coroners Service says 182 people died in April from drug overdoses.
Judge won't block North Dakota's ban on gender-affirming care for children

Judge won't block North Dakota's ban on gender-affirming care for children

BISMARCK, N.D.
Screen all adolescent patients for eating disorders, new pediatric guidance says

Screen all adolescent patients for eating disorders, new pediatric guidance says

The Canadian Paediatric Society is urging primary-care providers to screen all adolescent patients for eating disorders during routine checkups and other medical visits.