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Suicides and homicides among young Americans jumped early in the pandemic, study says

Suicides and homicides among young Americans jumped early in the pandemic, study says

NEW YORK (AP) — The homicide rate for older U.S.
Confidence in science fell in 2022 while political divides persisted, poll shows

Confidence in science fell in 2022 while political divides persisted, poll shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Confidence in the scientific community declined among U.S. adults in 2022, a major survey shows, driven by a partisan divide in views of both science and medicine that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, 39% of U.S.
B.C. becomes first province to provide universal coverage for opioid treatments

B.C. becomes first province to provide universal coverage for opioid treatments

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is expanding access to opioid treatment medications such as methadone by providing universal coverage to help people with substance use disorders, making it the first province in Canada to do so.
University of Delaware agrees to settle class-action suit over COVID campus shutdown

University of Delaware agrees to settle class-action suit over COVID campus shutdown

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The University of Delaware has agreed to pay $6.3 million to settle a lawsuit over its campus shutdown in 2020 and the halting of in-person classes because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Suicides in Quebec: Coroner wants friends and family included in mental health care

Suicides in Quebec: Coroner wants friends and family included in mental health care

MONTREAL — Quebec’s Health Department should do a better job of involving friends and family in the treatment of people suffering from mental health issues and addictions in order to prevent suicides, coroner Julie-Kim Godin said Wednesday.
Federal judge hears bid to block Indiana's ban on gender-affirming care for minors

Federal judge hears bid to block Indiana's ban on gender-affirming care for minors

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s Legislature trampled upon the rights of young transgender patients and their parents with a new law aiming to ban them from accessing puberty blockers, hormones and gender-affirming surgeries, an attorney told a federal
Thousands protest in Poland against strict abortion law after pregnant woman died of sepsis

Thousands protest in Poland against strict abortion law after pregnant woman died of sepsis

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people demonstrated across Poland on Wednesday against the country's restrictive abortion law after a woman who was five months pregnant died of sepsis, the latest such death since a tightening of the law.
Henri 'Pocket Rocket' Richard, 11-time winner of Stanley Cup, diagnosed with CTE after death in 2020

Henri 'Pocket Rocket' Richard, 11-time winner of Stanley Cup, diagnosed with CTE after death in 2020

Henri Richard’s family says the late Hockey Hall of Famer has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease linked to concussions.
Law Society of Alberta hearing into former health minister adjourns until September

Law Society of Alberta hearing into former health minister adjourns until September

CALGARY — A Law Society of Alberta hearing into allegations that a former cabinet minister broke the lawyers' code of conduct won't hear final arguments until September.
'Keep fighting': Ukrainian soldiers continue battle with Russia despite low morale

'Keep fighting': Ukrainian soldiers continue battle with Russia despite low morale

KYIV, Ukraine — The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine has left many Ukrainian soldiers feeling war weary but unwilling or unable to give up the fight.