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Germany to pay more for child medicines amid supply shortage

Germany to pay more for child medicines amid supply shortage

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Tuesday that it will allow health insurance companies to pay more for pediatric medications that are in short supply in the country.
Chinese with mild COVID urged to work as restrictions ease

Chinese with mild COVID urged to work as restrictions ease

BEIJING (AP) — Several local governments in China encouraged people with mild cases of COVID-19 to go to work this week, another sign of the difficulty the country faces as its rollback of virus-containment measures sets off a wave of infections — an
Police in Australia co-opted COVID-19 apps to fight crime

Police in Australia co-opted COVID-19 apps to fight crime

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Biker boss Nick Martin’s murder at a speedway in Perth, Australia, left police a trove of evidence that led them to the culprit: a thrill-seeker turned gun-for-hire. But they wanted more.
Beijing human rights activist immobilized by COVID-19 app

Beijing human rights activist immobilized by COVID-19 app

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Wang Yu, hailed by the U.S.
Facial recognition wielded in India to enforce COVID policy

Facial recognition wielded in India to enforce COVID policy

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — After a pair of Islamist bombings rocked the south-central Indian city of Hyderabad in 2013, officials rushed to install 5,000 CCTV cameras to bolster security. Now there are nearly 700,000 in and around the metropolis.
Police seize on COVID-19 tech to expand global surveillance

Police seize on COVID-19 tech to expand global surveillance

JERUSALEM (AP) — Majd Ramlawi was serving coffee in Jerusalem’s Old City when a chilling text message appeared on his phone. “You have been spotted as having participated in acts of violence in the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” it read in Arabic.

What fertility treatment coverage is offered by Canada's provinces and territories

Seven provinces provide various forms of financial help for people needing treatment for infertility — Ontario funds one IVF cycle for women up to age 42. There is no limit on age or the number of treatment cycles for intrauterine insemination (IUI).
Employers boosting fertility treatment benefits but critics say provinces can do more

Employers boosting fertility treatment benefits but critics say provinces can do more

More companies are offering or boosting coverage for fertility treatments as they fill a void left by Canada's health-care system, which provides limited coverage in most of the country for people trying to have a baby.
Federal equalization payments to Manitoba jump, NDP say use it for health

Federal equalization payments to Manitoba jump, NDP say use it for health

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is forecast to see its equalization payments from the federal government jump by $577 million in the fiscal year that will start in April, new federal figures say. The total of $3.
2 COVID-19 deaths reported in Beijing as virus surges

2 COVID-19 deaths reported in Beijing as virus surges

BEIJING (AP) — China's health authorities on Monday announced two COVID-19 deaths — the country's first reported fatalities in weeks — amid an expected surge of illnesses after it eased its strict “zero-COVID” approach.