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Some cities could be left behind on lead pipe replacements

Some cities could be left behind on lead pipe replacements

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In many cities, no one knows where the lead pipes lie underground. That's important because lead pipes contaminate drinking water.
Pfizer asks EU drug regulator to OK tweaked COVID vaccine

Pfizer asks EU drug regulator to OK tweaked COVID vaccine

LONDON (AP) — Pfizer and BioNTech have asked the European Medicines Agency to authorize their updated coronavirus booster vaccine that includes the most recent omicron subvariants.
Ontario fines two LTC homes for not complying with air conditioning law

Ontario fines two LTC homes for not complying with air conditioning law

TORONTO — Ontario has levied a pair of $1,100 fines against two long-term care homes for not providing air conditioning in resident rooms.
Watson case revives old fight for massage therapy industry

Watson case revives old fight for massage therapy industry

CLEVELAND (AP) — Michelle Krause still grapples with the challenge of acknowledging she's a massage therapist when she first meets someone, dreading their reaction or misguided comments even after 18 years in the profession.
Climate initiative centers on Black Americans

Climate initiative centers on Black Americans

The Movement for Black Lives launched a new climate change initiative Thursday, uniting more than 200 Black environmental leaders and organizations nationwide who have pledged to find equitable climate solutions centering on Black Americans and commu
North Korea says new fever cases were flu, not COVID-19

North Korea says new fever cases were flu, not COVID-19

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said the latest fever cases detected in its border region with China were tested to be influenza, not coronavirus infections as initially feared.
Woman sues over residency requirement for assisted suicide

Woman sues over residency requirement for assisted suicide

A Connecticut woman with cancer sued Vermont on Thursday for allowing only its own residents to take advantage of a state law that lets people who are terminally ill end their own lives.
Ontario's monkeypox vaccination strategy should include the homeless, advocates say

Ontario's monkeypox vaccination strategy should include the homeless, advocates say

TORONTO — Some advocates say Ontario's expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine should include people experiencing homelessness.
Many Canadian doctors struggle with burnout, depression and anxiety: survey

Many Canadian doctors struggle with burnout, depression and anxiety: survey

TORONTO — The well-being of physicians across Canada has significantly decreased with many doctors reporting poorer mental health than before the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey suggests.
Three more GOP-led states enact abortion 'trigger laws'

Three more GOP-led states enact abortion 'trigger laws'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three more Republican-led states banned almost all abortions this week as yet another slate of laws severely limiting the procedure took effect following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.