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Montreal public health probing 'probable' monkeypox case involving child

Montreal public health probing 'probable' monkeypox case involving child

Montreal public health officials are investigating a probable case of monkeypox involving a child. A spokeswoman for the city's public health department says the "probable case" involves a child four years old or younger.
Women race political clock, cross state lines for abortions

Women race political clock, cross state lines for abortions

DAYTON, OHIO (AP) — In the dim light of a clinic ultrasound room, Monica Eberhart reclines on an exam table as a nurse moves a probe across her belly. Waves of fetal cardiac activity ripple across the screen. “The heartbeat,” the nurse says.
Saskatchewan expands COVID-19 booster shots to children 5 to 11

Saskatchewan expands COVID-19 booster shots to children 5 to 11

REGINA — Saskatchewan is expanding COVID-19 booster shots to children ages five to 11.
N.B. reports four COVID-19 deaths, P.E.I. reports two deaths attributed to virus

N.B. reports four COVID-19 deaths, P.E.I. reports two deaths attributed to virus

New Brunswick is reporting four more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus and a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations. The province's COVID-19 report for the week of Aug. 21-27 says the deaths involved people between the ages of 60 and 90.
Tea drinkers enjoy possible health benefits, study suggests

Tea drinkers enjoy possible health benefits, study suggests

A cup of tea just got a bit more relaxing. Tea can be part of a healthy diet and people who drink tea may even be a little more likely to live longer than those who don't, according to a large study.
On Mexico's Caribbean coast, mountains of seaweed grow

On Mexico's Caribbean coast, mountains of seaweed grow

TULUM, Mexico (AP) — Scraping the smelly sargassum seaweed off some beaches on Mexico’s resort-studded Caribbean coast has become not only a nightmare, but possibly a health threat, for the workers doing it — with the quantities washing ashore this y
Millions in new COVID lockdown as China keeps strict policy

Millions in new COVID lockdown as China keeps strict policy

BEIJING (AP) — China has placed millions of its citizens under renewed lockdown following fresh outbreaks of COVID-19, authorities reported Tuesday, as the government persists in its hard-line policy on containing the virus.

Portugal's health chief quits amid hospital staff shortages

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese Health Minister Marta Temido quit Tuesday, saying she felt “no longer able to remain in office” after broad criticism over her handling of recent staffing problems at public hospitals.
WHO director in Asia accused of racism, abuse put on leave

WHO director in Asia accused of racism, abuse put on leave

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization’s top director in the Western Pacific, Dr. Takeshi Kasai, has been indefinitely removed from his post, according to internal correspondence obtained by The Associated Press.

Health officials in Ontario investigate reports of diners getting sick

MARKHAM, Ont. — Health officials in a southern Ontario municipality are investigating reports of several diners becoming seriously ill following a weekend meal at a restaurant in Markham.
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