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New drug to protect babies and toddlers from RSV gets FDA approval ahead of cold season

New drug to protect babies and toddlers from RSV gets FDA approval ahead of cold season

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials on Monday approved the first long-acting drug to protect babies and toddlers against a respiratory virus that sends tens of thousands of American children to the hospital each year.
Second Alzheimer's drug in pipeline can slow the disease by a few months but with safety risk

Second Alzheimer's drug in pipeline can slow the disease by a few months but with safety risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Another experimental Alzheimer’s drug can modestly slow patients’ inevitable worsening — by about four to seven months, researchers reported Monday. Eli Lilly and Co. is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval of donanemab.
Dozens of cats in Poland had bird flu but the risk to people is low, the UN health agency says

Dozens of cats in Poland had bird flu but the risk to people is low, the UN health agency says

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said more than two dozen cats have been infected with bird flu across Poland, but no people appeared to have been sickened. In a statement on Monday, the U.N.
Dogs trained to detect potentially deadly superbug at B.C. hospitals

Dogs trained to detect potentially deadly superbug at B.C. hospitals

VANCOUVER — Arti and Anton are the newest floppy-eared members of a team of dog detectives trained to sniff out adangerous bacterium in British Columbia hospitals, where it can easily spread among vulnerable patients.
University of Calgary-led study says concussions don't affect kids' intelligence

University of Calgary-led study says concussions don't affect kids' intelligence

CALGARY — A University of Calgary-led study has some positive news for parents whose children have suffered concussions, finding kids' intelligence is not affected by the brain injury.

Smoke from Canadian wildfires creates unhealthy conditions from Montana to Ohio

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency posted air quality alerts for several states stretching from Montana to Ohio on Sunday because of smoke blowing in from Canadian wildfires.
Washington legal pot farms get back to work after pesticide concerns halted operations

Washington legal pot farms get back to work after pesticide concerns halted operations

SEATTLE (AP) — A big mound of fresh dirt sits at Terry Taylor's marijuana farm in the high desert of north-central Washington state. Each hole for a new plant gets filled with the clean soil.
With another Toronto shelter hotel to close, residents call for action from new mayor

With another Toronto shelter hotel to close, residents call for action from new mayor

TORONTO — Michael Smith wants to settle down. At 71 years old, he imagines what it would be like to have his own home.
US Southwest swelters under dangerous heat wave, with new records on track

US Southwest swelters under dangerous heat wave, with new records on track

PHOENIX (AP) — A dangerous heat wave threatened a wide swath of the Southwest with potentially deadly temperatures in the triple digits on Saturday as some cooling centers extended their hours and emergency rooms prepared to treat more people with he
Ontario government plans to recoup COVID-19 loans to province's doctors

Ontario government plans to recoup COVID-19 loans to province's doctors

TORONTO — Ontario doctors who received loans from the province during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to cover increased costs and offset revenue losses stemming from lower patient volumes will now have one year to pay those sums back.
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