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B.C. to provide $155.7 million to recruit and retain specialized health workers

B.C. to provide $155.7 million to recruit and retain specialized health workers

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government is spending more money to recruit and retain health-science workers, while expanding an incentive program to dozens more rural communities. Health Minister Adrian Dix says $155.
Saks says drug criminalization decision 'urgent', B.C. says feds have all they need

Saks says drug criminalization decision 'urgent', B.C. says feds have all they need

OTTAWA — Addictions Minister Ya'ara Saks said she needs more information before prohibiting public use of illicit drugs again in British Columbia, but the province says she already has everything she needs. The B.C.
Dental care program accepting claims for 1 million seniors

Dental care program accepting claims for 1 million seniors

OTTAWA — More than 1,200 seniors have already visited a dentist and had their claims processed by the federal government's new dental care plan, the Liberals announced Wednesday.

Utah woman arrested on suspicion of murder in uncompleted suicide pact with friend

SARASOTA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a friend was shot in what police said was an uncompleted suicide pact the women had reached several weeks earlier.
This Texas veterinarian helped crack the mystery of bird flu in cows

This Texas veterinarian helped crack the mystery of bird flu in cows

The first calls that Dr. Barb Petersen received in early March were from dairy owners worried about crows, pigeons and other birds dying on their Texas farms. Then came word that barn cats — half of them on one farm — had died suddenly.
Employer of visiting nurse who was killed didn't protect her and should be fined, safety agency says

Employer of visiting nurse who was killed didn't protect her and should be fined, safety agency says

HARTFORD, Conn.

At least 9 dead, dozens treated in Texas capital after unusual spike in overdoses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Texas are investigating at least nine deaths this week in connection with an unusual spike of opioid overdoses in Austin that health officials are calling the city's worst overdose outbreak in nearly a decade.

Vendor that mishandled Pennsylvania virus data to pay $2.7 million in federal whistleblower case

A large staffing firm that performed COVID-19 contact tracing for Pennsylvania and exposed the private medical information of about 72,000 residents will pay $2.
So you've lost weight using Wegovy. Does that mean you can stop taking it?

So you've lost weight using Wegovy. Does that mean you can stop taking it?

Millions of Americans who have dropped pounds and boosted their health using popular obesity drugs like Wegovy are facing a new dilemma: What happens if they stop taking them? Many worry that they’ll regain weight and revert to old habits.
Change Healthcare cyberattack was due to a lack of multifactor authentication, UnitedHealth CEO says

Change Healthcare cyberattack was due to a lack of multifactor authentication, UnitedHealth CEO says

The Change Healthcare cyberattack that disrupted health care systems nationwide earlier this year started when hackers entered a server that lacked a basic form of security: multifactor authentication.