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Victims of UK tainted blood scandal to get government payout

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of people in Britain who contracted HIV or hepatitis from transfusions of tainted blood in the 1970s and 1980s will receive 100,000 pounds ($120,000) in compensation, the U.K. government said Wednesday.
Article on 'fat' Arab women sparks uproar over body-shaming

Article on 'fat' Arab women sparks uproar over body-shaming

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — To Enas Taleb, the headline felt like a spiteful punch line. “Why women are fatter than men in the Arab world,” it read in bold, above a photograph of the Iraqi actress waving onstage at an arts festival.
B.C. drug death toll passes 10,000 since declaration of emergency in 2016: coroner

B.C. drug death toll passes 10,000 since declaration of emergency in 2016: coroner

VICTORIA — British Columbia has lost more than 10,000 lives to illicit drugs since the province declared a public health emergency in April 2016, chief coroner Lisa Lapointe says.
Over-the-counter hearing aids expected this fall in US

Over-the-counter hearing aids expected this fall in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans will be able to buy hearing aids without a prescription later this fall, under a long-awaited rule finalized Tuesday.
Quebec launches 'massive' COVID-19 vaccination campaign ahead of fall

Quebec launches 'massive' COVID-19 vaccination campaign ahead of fall

QUEBEC — Premier François Legault said Tuesday the government would launch a "massive" vaccination booster campaign to get ahead of the next wave of COVID-19, which he said is expected after students return to class and people start spending more tim
Quebec junior college students have 'reduced ability to study' post-COVID: union head

Quebec junior college students have 'reduced ability to study' post-COVID: union head

MONTREAL — As post-secondary students prepare to return to class in the coming weeks, experts are worried about the impact of more than two years of pandemic-related disruptions on their ability to succeed.
Abortion ban goes to S. Carolina House floor for big fight

Abortion ban goes to S. Carolina House floor for big fight

COLUMBIA, S.C.
Monkeypox can spread to pet dogs, doctors report

Monkeypox can spread to pet dogs, doctors report

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are warning people who are infected with monkeypox to stay away from household pets, since the animals could be at risk of catching the virus.
Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has 'mild' symptoms

Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has 'mild' symptoms

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing “mild symptoms,” the White House announced Tuesday.
34-year-old woman is Iran's first monkeypox case

34-year-old woman is Iran's first monkeypox case

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities announced Tuesday the first case of monkeypox in the country, the official IRNA news agency reported. The report said health authorities quarantined a 34-year-old woman living in the southwestern city of Ahvaz.