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Lawmakers in GOP states target medical care for trans kids

Lawmakers in GOP states target medical care for trans kids

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican attacks on gender affirming medical care for young people continued Wednesday in several conservative states that are among more than two dozen considering similar bans nationwide.
How long can people survive in the rubble of an earthquake?

How long can people survive in the rubble of an earthquake?

How long can trapped people survive in the rubble of an earthquake? Up to a week or more, experts say, but it depends on their injuries, how they are trapped and weather conditions.
COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy helps protect newborns, Canadian study suggests

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy helps protect newborns, Canadian study suggests

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 during pregnancy passes along protection against infection and hospitalization to newborns, a Canadian study says.
Quebec reports steep rise in organ donations after medical aid in dying legalized

Quebec reports steep rise in organ donations after medical aid in dying legalized

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting a tripling of the number of organ donors in the last five years, including a major jump last year in donations through medical aid in dying.
Duclos to sit down with Ontario to negotiate bilateral health deal Thursday

Duclos to sit down with Ontario to negotiate bilateral health deal Thursday

OTTAWA — There are signs of momentum toward finalizing new health-care funding pacts with the provinces, with plans for the first one-on-one negotiation set for Thursday with the Ontario government, and the Prince Edward Island premier indicating he
Single-injection drug looks promising for early stages of COVID-19: study

Single-injection drug looks promising for early stages of COVID-19: study

A new study finds promise in a drug associated with significantly reduced hospitalizations among high-risk patients who received an injection in the early stages of COVID-19 infection.
Ontario signals acceptance of health deal, raises concerns about funding timelines

Ontario signals acceptance of health deal, raises concerns about funding timelines

TORONTO — The Ontario government and health officials are happy new federal funding is set to enter the health sector but say it’s nowhere near enough to fix the beleaguered system.
Pierre Poilievre pledges to honour Trudeau's health-care funding offer to premiers

Pierre Poilievre pledges to honour Trudeau's health-care funding offer to premiers

OTTAWA — Pierre Poilievre said Wednesday he would honour the health-care increases Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has offered provinces if his Conservatives form the next government.
Organs in exchange for freedom? Bill raises ethical concerns

Organs in exchange for freedom? Bill raises ethical concerns

BOSTON (AP) — A proposal to let Massachusetts prisoners donate organs and bone marrow to shave time off their sentence is raising profound ethical and legal questions about putting undue pressure on inmates desperate for freedom.
In new role, Sanders demands answers from Starbucks' Schultz

In new role, Sanders demands answers from Starbucks' Schultz

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders settles into his new role as chairman of the Senate committee that oversees health and labor issues, he says some corporations “should be nervous.
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