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Ransomware attack delays SickKids lab results, systems could be offline for weeks

Ransomware attack delays SickKids lab results, systems could be offline for weeks

TORONTO, Ohio — A ransomware attack has delayed lab and imaging results at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and could lead to longer wait times, the hospital said Thursday, noting that some of its systems could be offline for weeks.

Florida high court OKs grand jury probe of COVID-19 vaccines

TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court will convene a grand jury at Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request to investigate any wrongdoing with respect to the COVID-19 vaccines, the court announced Thursday.
California university apologizes for prisoner experiments

California university apologizes for prisoner experiments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent California medical school has apologized for conducting dozens of unethical medical experiments on at least 2,600 incarcerated men in the 1960s and 1970s, including putting pesticides and herbicides on the men's skin

Appeals court halts Louisville abortion clinic buffer zone

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has temporarily barred the enforcement of a Louisville city ordinance that creates a buffer zone around health care centers, including a downtown abortion clinic that attracts protests.
Dr. Theresa Tam on preparing for the next battle with COVID-19, and future epidemics

Dr. Theresa Tam on preparing for the next battle with COVID-19, and future epidemics

Canada's chief public health officer says COVID-19 is still circulating at a "relatively high level" and other strains of influenza may surge in the new year.

Uganda gets Ebola vaccine doses for trial on Sudan strain

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s government says it has received more than 5,000 doses of Ebola vaccines for a clinical trial to assess their protection against the Sudan strain of the virus that caused an outbreak with over 50 deaths.
'Worse than COVID': Pet charity says demand for food nearly doubled in 2022

'Worse than COVID': Pet charity says demand for food nearly doubled in 2022

CALGARY — On a frigid December night in Calgary, a street outreach worker approaches a man walking with a well-kept German shepherd wearing a plaid jacket and asks if the dog has enough food. "He's got more food than I do," the man replies.
Nova Scotia emergency rooms closed for staffing shortages twice as often as last year

Nova Scotia emergency rooms closed for staffing shortages twice as often as last year

HALIFAX — Emergency room closures due to staffing shortages in Nova Scotia have doubled year over year, a situation the province's health minister says shows that hospitals are being pushed to their limits.
China limits how it defines COVID deaths in official count

China limits how it defines COVID deaths in official count

ZHUOZHOU, China (AP) — China only counts deaths from pneumonia or respiratory failure in its official COVID-19 death toll, a Chinese health official said, a narrow definition that limits the number of deaths being reported as the virus surges followi
Migrants at US-Mexico border await ruling on asylum limits

Migrants at US-Mexico border await ruling on asylum limits

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Francisco Palacios waited for four hours with his wife and 3-year-old daughter at a border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego early Wednesday before going to a nearby hotel for a three-hour nap.