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Newfoundland hospitals grapple with patients admitted because they have nowhere to go

Newfoundland hospitals grapple with patients admitted because they have nowhere to go

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The woman in the corner of the emergency room still haunts Dr. Gerard Farrell, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association.
Montreal researchers join international study of rare disease Friedreich's ataxia

Montreal researchers join international study of rare disease Friedreich's ataxia

Montreal researchers are joining an international study to learn more about a little-understood genetic disease that is found in Canada, and especially in Quebec and in Acadian regions of the Maritimes. Dr.
A Pennsylvania study suggests links between fracking and asthma, lymphoma in children

A Pennsylvania study suggests links between fracking and asthma, lymphoma in children

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Will a federal judge in Texas force Planned Parenthood to repay millions?

Will a federal judge in Texas force Planned Parenthood to repay millions?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas who put access to the abortion pill misefpristone in limbo earlier this year presided Tuesday over another potentially groundbreaking case: a state lawsuit seeking to force Planned Parenthood pay back mil
Air conditioners 'a necessity' as B.C. heat breaks records set almost a century ago

Air conditioners 'a necessity' as B.C. heat breaks records set almost a century ago

VANCOUVER — When Nicky Fried and her husband arrived in Vancouver from South Africa more than 30 years ago, they didn't need an air conditioner.
Quebecers no longer seeing doctor-assisted deaths as exceptional, says oversight body

Quebecers no longer seeing doctor-assisted deaths as exceptional, says oversight body

MONTREAL — As the frequency of medical aid in dying continues to rise in Quebec, the head of the independent body that monitors the practice in the province says he worries doctor-assisted deaths are no longer being seen as a last resort.
COVID-19 activity showing early signs that it may be increasing, new PHAC data says

COVID-19 activity showing early signs that it may be increasing, new PHAC data says

COVID-19 infections may be slowly starting to rise again in Canada, new data from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) suggests.
Calgary brings in water restrictions due to record low flows in rivers through city

Calgary brings in water restrictions due to record low flows in rivers through city

CALGARY — Alberta's largest city has brought in some outdoor water restrictions due to record low flows in the Bow and Elbow rivers that supply it and other downstream communities across the Prairies.
States that protect transgender health care now try to absorb demand

States that protect transgender health care now try to absorb demand

States that declared themselves refuges for transgender people have essentially issued an invitation: Get your gender-affirming health care here without fearing prosecution at home.
Astros' Singleton ponders what career could have been if minor league marijuana testing ended sooner

Astros' Singleton ponders what career could have been if minor league marijuana testing ended sooner

HOUSTON (AP) — In 2018, Jon Singleton requested his release from the Houston Astros after being suspended 100 games following a third failed marijuana test while in the minors, choosing to walk away from baseball rather than face the suspension and e