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Doctors, nurses call for action on crumbling care, health ministers meet in Vancouver

Doctors, nurses call for action on crumbling care, health ministers meet in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — A family doctor who works in British Columbia and Alberta says patients who don't get the care they need before ending up in overburdened emergency rooms should be a focus for quick action by the country's health ministers as they meet in
Medicare enrollees warned about deceptive marketing schemes

Medicare enrollees warned about deceptive marketing schemes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mailers designed to look like official government forms. Buses sporting scam pitches for Medicare websites.
Atlantic Canada experts divided on backyard feeders as bird flu continues to spread

Atlantic Canada experts divided on backyard feeders as bird flu continues to spread

HALIFAX — Bird experts in Atlantic Canada are split on whether putting out backyard bird feeders over the winter is harmless or potentially deadly to birds given the risk of avian flu.
Chinese officials signal no change to 'zero-COVID' policy

Chinese officials signal no change to 'zero-COVID' policy

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health officials gave no indication Saturday of any relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, following several days of speculation that the government was considering changes to a “zero-COVID” approach that has stymied economic gro
Most Canadians turn clocks back one hour this weekend

Most Canadians turn clocks back one hour this weekend

The majority of Canadians will be able to get an extra hour of sleep this weekend, as clocks go back with the end of daylight time. Daylight time started at 2 a.m. March 13, and will end at 2 a.m. on Sunday.
Death in US gene therapy study sparks search for answers

Death in US gene therapy study sparks search for answers

The lone volunteer in a unique study involving a gene-editing technique has died, and those behind the trial are now trying to figure out what killed him.
Florida to ban transgender health care treatments for minors

Florida to ban transgender health care treatments for minors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Transgender children in Florida will be barred from receiving hormones or undergoing surgeries to treat gender dysphoria under a rule approved Friday by state medical officials at the urging of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Abortion clinic that opened days after Roe fell is inundated

Abortion clinic that opened days after Roe fell is inundated

KANSAS CITY, Kan.

US flu season off to a fast start as other viruses spread

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. flu season is off to an unusually fast start, adding to an autumn mix of viruses that have been filling hospitals and doctor waiting rooms.
Newfoundland and Labrador to open recruitment desk in India to attract nurses

Newfoundland and Labrador to open recruitment desk in India to attract nurses

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The government of Newfoundland and Labrador's plan to establish an office in India aimed at attracting internationally trained nurses to the province raises questions about equity and immigrant retention, an economist said Friday.