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NC health plan resumes coverage of transgender surgeries

NC health plan resumes coverage of transgender surgeries

RALEIGH, N.C.
Yukon moves to loosen COVID-19 vaccine mandate in high-risk settings

Yukon moves to loosen COVID-19 vaccine mandate in high-risk settings

WHITEHORSE — Yukon is moving to remove COVID-19 vaccine requirements for workers in high-risk settings as it prepares to transition out of an acute response phase of the pandemic.
Pharmacies can't discriminate on reproductive health scripts

Pharmacies can't discriminate on reproductive health scripts

The Biden administration is warning pharmacies not to discriminate against women who may seek reproductive health prescriptions, including some that might be involved in ending a pregnancy.
Experts rue simple steps not taken before latest COVID surge

Experts rue simple steps not taken before latest COVID surge

With new omicron variants again driving COVID-19 hospital admissions and deaths higher in recent weeks, states and cities are rethinking their responses and the White House is stepping up efforts to alert the public .

Missouri's answer to abortion law questions: don't ask us

COLUMBIA, Mo.
Ontario opens fourth doses to all adults, but Moore says some may want to wait

Ontario opens fourth doses to all adults, but Moore says some may want to wait

TORONTO — Ontario is widening access to fourth COVID-19 vaccine doses to all adults, but the province's top doctor says some may want to wait for a new shot that's expected to better target Omicron variants. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr.
Saskatchewan health officials confirm first case of monkeypox in province

Saskatchewan health officials confirm first case of monkeypox in province

REGINA — Public health officials in Saskatchewan say they have confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the province.
First Nations in northern Ontario facing COVID surge amid health-care worker shortage

First Nations in northern Ontario facing COVID surge amid health-care worker shortage

Several First Nations in Ontario's Far North are in a "very dire situation" as they deal with a surge in COVID-19 amid an ongoing shortage of health-care workers, a doctor with a health organization in the region said as he called on governments to a

Demand for monkeypox vaccine overwhelms NYC system

NEW YORK (AP) — Soaring demand for the monkeypox vaccine caused the appointment system to crash in New York City, one of many places where supplies have been running out almost as soon as they arrive.
St. Jude expanding investment for research, additional jobs

St. Jude expanding investment for research, additional jobs

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is increasing its investment by $1.