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Cree woman alleges discrimination in lawsuit after newborn dies in Edmonton hospital

Cree woman alleges discrimination in lawsuit after newborn dies in Edmonton hospital

EDMONTON — An Indigenous woman has filed a lawsuit against the operator of an Edmonton hospital alleging she faced discrimination and neglect by staff when she delivered her daughter, who died soon after birth.
Ontario hospitals directed to treat some children who need ICU, surgeries may be axed

Ontario hospitals directed to treat some children who need ICU, surgeries may be axed

TORONTO — A surge in hospitalizations for children that's expected to last months has prompted the agency overseeing Ontario's health system to direct general hospitals to accept patients 14 and older who need intensive care.
Quebec hospital may remove child's breathing tube despite parents' objection: court

Quebec hospital may remove child's breathing tube despite parents' objection: court

MONTREAL — A Montreal children’s hospital can permanently remove a breathing tube from a child who has been in a coma since June, despite his parents' objections, a Quebec Superior Court judge has ruled.
B.C. long-term care changes aim to give residents and families more say in policy

B.C. long-term care changes aim to give residents and families more say in policy

VICTORIA — The B.C. government says it's giving long-term care residents and their families a more direct line of communication with decision-makers on issues that affect them, after many expressed frustration during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Quebec drops mandatory five-day isolation for those who test positive for COVID-19

Quebec drops mandatory five-day isolation for those who test positive for COVID-19

Quebec is dropping the mandatory five-day isolation period for those who test postive for COVID-19, even as the province's public health director urges people to take precautions to avoid seasonal viruses. Dr.
Health Canada authorizes updated version of Moderna's COVID-19 booster vaccine

Health Canada authorizes updated version of Moderna's COVID-19 booster vaccine

OTTAWA — Health Canada has authorized an updated version of Moderna's COVID-19 booster vaccine. The new bivalent shot targets the Omicron BA.4/BA.5 subvariants and is meant to be used as a booster dose for those aged 18 years and older.
Abortion doctor sues Indiana AG over bids to access records

Abortion doctor sues Indiana AG over bids to access records

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis doctor who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio is suing Indiana's attorney general, seeking to block him from using allegedly “frivolous" consumer complaints to issue subpoenas seeking pati
New Inuit Research Network aims to support self-determination in research

New Inuit Research Network aims to support self-determination in research

OTTAWA — The federal government and an organization representing Inuit in Canada have announced $6.4 million in funding to establish an Inuit Research Network.
US agency softens opioid prescribing guidelines for doctors

US agency softens opioid prescribing guidelines for doctors

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s top public health agency on Thursday softened its guidelines for U.S. doctors prescribing oxycodone and other opioid painkillers.

EPA awards grants to monitor air quality in 37 states

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday awarded grants for projects to monitor air quality in 37 states, with a focus on minority communities and other areas overburdened by pollution.