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Dangerous fungus detected at Montreal-area hospital, health officials say

Dangerous fungus detected at Montreal-area hospital, health officials say

MONTREAL — A dangerous fungus known for its resistance to treatment was detected earlier this month at a hospital in Longueuil, Que., on Montreal's South Shore, health authorities said Thursday. Since Sept.
Military officer reprimanded, fined for anti-vaccine comments while wearing uniform

Military officer reprimanded, fined for anti-vaccine comments while wearing uniform

OTTAWA — A Canadian Armed Forces officer who publicly urged other military members to disobey orders and not help distribute COVID-19 vaccines was reprimanded and fined on Thursday after apologizing for his “public display of disloyalty.
UN experts detail extensive war crimes amid Tigray conflict

UN experts detail extensive war crimes amid Tigray conflict

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.
How is cannabis legalization going? Feds launch overdue review to find out

How is cannabis legalization going? Feds launch overdue review to find out

OTTAWA — The federal government launched a long-awaited review on Thursday of how legalizing marijuana has affected the health of Canadians, the domestic cannabis industry and the black market.
B.C. adds $2 million to enhance suicide prevention, patient care

B.C. adds $2 million to enhance suicide prevention, patient care

VICTORIA — British Columbia's minister of mental health and addictions has announced $2 million in funding to support enhanced care for people at risk of suicide.
Pot sector wants packaging changes, financial relief from Cannabis Act review

Pot sector wants packaging changes, financial relief from Cannabis Act review

TORONTO — Canada’s cannabis industry is hoping a newly launched review of the legislation that paved the way for the recreational use and sale of pot will help the sector stave off more financial difficulties.
Judge blocks Indiana abortion ban week after it took effect

Judge blocks Indiana abortion ban week after it took effect

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana judge on Thursday blocked the state’s abortion ban from being enforced, putting the new law on hold as abortion clinic operators argue that it violates the state constitution .
Canadian study builds on link between long COVID and autoimmune diseases like lupus

Canadian study builds on link between long COVID and autoimmune diseases like lupus

Some long COVID patients suffering symptoms including fatigue and shortness of breath are showing signs of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, suggests a Canadian study that builds on similar findings elsewhere.
Israel rolls out new omicron-tailored COVID-19 vaccines

Israel rolls out new omicron-tailored COVID-19 vaccines

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel on Thursday began administering doses of coronavirus vaccines tailored to fight the highly infectious omicron variant as its health authorities urged at-risk groups and those over 65 to get the shot.

Uganda confirms 7 Ebola cases, races to halt outbreak

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda confirmed seven Ebola infections Thursday as authorities try to track down 43 contacts of known Ebola patients two days after authorities in the East African country announced an outbreak of the contagious disease.