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Judge overturns Georgia's ban on abortion around 6 weeks

Judge overturns Georgia's ban on abortion around 6 weeks

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge overturned Georgia’s ban on abortion starting around six weeks into a pregnancy, ruling Tuesday that it violated the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court precedent when it was enacted three years ago and was therefore void.
Masking a 'personal choice,' Ontario health minister says in contrast to top doctor

Masking a 'personal choice,' Ontario health minister says in contrast to top doctor

TORONTO — Ontario's health minister said it's a "personal choice" to wear a mask Tuesday, one day after the province's top doctor urged everyone to do so in all indoor spaces.
Montreal COVID response had negative 'collateral impacts' on population, report finds

Montreal COVID response had negative 'collateral impacts' on population, report finds

MONTREAL — The COVID-19 pandemic and the health measures brought in to limit it caused widespread collateral impacts that disproportionately harmed the most vulnerable, Montreal's public health director said Tuesday.
Highlights of the Manitoba government's annual speech from the throne

Highlights of the Manitoba government's annual speech from the throne

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government on Tuesday laid out its plans for the coming year in the annual throne speech. Here are some highlights: — New funding for hospital infrastructure and addiction treatment spaces.
Drug shortages worsen across Canada, extend beyond children's pain and fever meds

Drug shortages worsen across Canada, extend beyond children's pain and fever meds

HALIFAX — Drugstore shortages in Canada are now extending beyond the children's pain and fever medication aisle into other over-the-counter and prescription drugs as supply problems worsen across the country.
Health Canada won't say how much pain medicine for kids is coming or where it's going

Health Canada won't say how much pain medicine for kids is coming or where it's going

OTTAWA — Health Canada officials say more doses of children's painkillers and fever medication will be available soon, but they won't say how many or where exactly they'll be sent.
Saskatchewan's top doctor not recommending mask as respiratory virus rates rise

Saskatchewan's top doctor not recommending mask as respiratory virus rates rise

REGINA — Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer is not recommending masks as the province deals with a trifecta of respiratory viruses. Dr.
Haiti fears spike in cholera cases as fuel blockade lifts

Haiti fears spike in cholera cases as fuel blockade lifts

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Cholera cases are overwhelming Haiti, and experts warn the situation could worsen now that the country is bustling following the end of a paralyzing fuel blockade that lasted two months. Dr.
Pandemic fatigue, divisive politics pose likely hurdles to return to masking: experts

Pandemic fatigue, divisive politics pose likely hurdles to return to masking: experts

TORONTO — A plea by health officials to resume masking in Ontario and Quebec is a tall order that is unlikely to take hold without a significant culture shift, say observers who point to pandemic fatigue, mixed messages and divisive politics as likel
N.L. making COVID-19 rapid tests widely available for first time since pandemic hit

N.L. making COVID-19 rapid tests widely available for first time since pandemic hit

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador health officials are making COVID-19 rapid tests widely and freely available to the public for the first time since the pandemic began. Chief medical officer of health Dr.
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