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First over-the-counter birth control pill in US begins shipping to stores

First over-the-counter birth control pill in US begins shipping to stores

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first over-the-counter birth control pill will be available in U.S. stores later this month, allowing American women and teens to purchase contraceptive medication as easily as they buy aspirin.
Abortion is enshrined as a constitutional right in France after lawmakers approve an amendment

Abortion is enshrined as a constitutional right in France after lawmakers approve an amendment

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers on Monday overwhelmingly approved a bill that will enshrine a woman’s right to an abortion in France's constitution, a historic move designed to prevent the kind of rollback of abortion rights seen in the United States i
Maine questions Canadian study of Agent Orange use at New Brunswick military base

Maine questions Canadian study of Agent Orange use at New Brunswick military base

FREDERICTON — Maine's state legislature says it has found flaws in a Canadian study on the use of the herbicide Agent Orange in the 1960s on a southern New Brunswick military base.
One measles case reported in B.C. as officials urge vaccination before travel

One measles case reported in B.C. as officials urge vaccination before travel

VANCOUVER — Measles outbreaks internationally have health officials in British Columbia joining Canada's top doctor in encouraging people to get vaccinated before travelling abroad during spring break. B.C. provincial health officer Dr.

New York City nearly resolves delays in benefits to thousands of low income residents, mayor says

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has nearly resolved the backlogs in government programs providing food and cash assistance that prompted local groups to take legal action last year, Mayor Eric Adams said Monday.
Quebec to offer 'X' gender option for health cards, driver's licences

Quebec to offer 'X' gender option for health cards, driver's licences

MONTREAL — Quebecers who do not identify as male or female will soon be able to opt for an 'X' gender marker on their health cards and driver's licences.
A 4-year-old Gaza boy lost his arm – and his family. Half a world away, he’s getting a second chance

A 4-year-old Gaza boy lost his arm – and his family. Half a world away, he’s getting a second chance

NEW YORK (AP) — Omar Abu Kuwaik is far from his home in Gaza. The 4-year-old's parents and sister were killed by an Israeli airstrike, when he lost part of his arm. He’s one of the lucky ones.
A 4-year-old Gaza boy lost his arm – and his family. Half a world away, he’s getting a second chance

A 4-year-old Gaza boy lost his arm – and his family. Half a world away, he’s getting a second chance

NEW YORK (AP) — Omar Abu Kuwaik is far from his home in Gaza. The 4-year-old’s parents and sister were killed by an Israeli airstrike, when he lost part of his arm. He’s one of the lucky ones.
Ohio foundation begins process to distribute millions in opioid settlement money

Ohio foundation begins process to distribute millions in opioid settlement money

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is ready to begin doling out millions of dollars in opioid settlement money to community and government organizations, an influx eagerly anticipated since the first sums were secured in 2021.
Latest attempt to chip away at 'Obamacare' questions preventive health care

Latest attempt to chip away at 'Obamacare' questions preventive health care

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court was scheduled to hear arguments Monday on whether former President Barack Obama's signature health care law requires full insurance coverage of certain types of preventive care, including HIV prevention and