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Judge accepts $17-million class-action deal for N.B. psychiatric hospital abuse

Judge accepts $17-million class-action deal for N.B. psychiatric hospital abuse

MONCTON, N.B. — A $17-million class-action settlement has been approved after plaintiffs alleged decades of mistreatment of psychiatric patients at the Restigouche Hospital Centre in northern New Brunswick.

2 workers at Fukushima plant hospitalized after accidentally getting sprayed with radioactive waste

TOKYO (AP) — Two workers at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were hospitalized after accidentally getting sprayed with liquid laced with radioactive materials, officials said Thursday.
The number of military suicides dipped in 2022 as the Pentagon works on new prevention programs

The number of military suicides dipped in 2022 as the Pentagon works on new prevention programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of suicides among U.S.
Tennessee attorney general sues federal government over abortion rule blocking funding

Tennessee attorney general sues federal government over abortion rule blocking funding

NASHVILLE, Tenn.
Regulator to restart consultations on long-delayed drug-price reform guidelines

Regulator to restart consultations on long-delayed drug-price reform guidelines

OTTAWA — The federal agency that regulates the price of patented medicines plans to relaunch consultations on the finer points of long-delayed drug-price reform, the agency announced Wednesday.
MAID growth steady as number of practitioners grows before expansion next year: report

MAID growth steady as number of practitioners grows before expansion next year: report

Medically assisted deaths jumped by 31 per cent in Canada last year as part of a continuing trend since the practice was legalized in 2016 for those with a serious and incurable illness or disability, a federal report says.
Abortions in the US rose slightly overall after post-Roe restrictions were put in place, study finds

Abortions in the US rose slightly overall after post-Roe restrictions were put in place, study finds

The total number of abortions provided in the U.S. rose slightly in the 12 months after states began implementing bans on them throughout pregnancy, a new survey finds.
Health-care standards not met at Alberta correctional centre, report finds

Health-care standards not met at Alberta correctional centre, report finds

EDMONTON — Two inmates at the Edmonton Remand Centre died and three others were hospitalized after receiving poor medical care at the institution, the province's public interest commissioner has found.
Billions for life-saving AIDS program need to continue, George W. Bush Institute tells Congress

Billions for life-saving AIDS program need to continue, George W. Bush Institute tells Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — As billions of dollars for a global HIV/AIDS program credited with saving millions of lives remains in limbo, the George W. Bush Institute is urging the U.S. Congress to keep money flowing for it.
Mpox vaccinations should be recommended for high-risk men, even after outbreak ends, advisers say

Mpox vaccinations should be recommended for high-risk men, even after outbreak ends, advisers say

NEW YORK (AP) — Gay and bisexual men at high risk for mpox infection should get vaccinated for the virus even after the current outbreak ends, government health advisers said Wednesday.