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Bail hearing delayed for Alberta parents in infant sex assault case

Bail hearing delayed for Alberta parents in infant sex assault case

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A bail hearing for a mother and father facing charges after police say their six-week-old child was physically and sexually assaulted has been delayed.

Ohio city rewrites abortion ban, advocacy groups end lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Groups advocating for professional social workers and abortion rights said they have succeeded in forcing a small Ohio city to significantly narrow its ban on conducting or recommending abortions and so have ended their legal ch
More nurses and doctors priority for Ontario under possible federal health deal: Ford

More nurses and doctors priority for Ontario under possible federal health deal: Ford

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he will prioritize hiring more nurses, doctors and investments to help with the surgical backlog under a possible new health-care deal with the federal government.
Ontario launches fee code for treating patients with long COVID

Ontario launches fee code for treating patients with long COVID

TORONTO — Ontario has released a billing code for doctors to use when diagnosing long COVID – a move doctors and advocates say is a crucial first step to better understanding, treating and destigmatizing a growing problem.
FDA moves to ease rules for blood donations from gay men

FDA moves to ease rules for blood donations from gay men

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is moving to further ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that typically face higher risks of HIV.
Provincial governments not jumping to act on tighter alcohol warning guidelines

Provincial governments not jumping to act on tighter alcohol warning guidelines

HALIFAX — Politicians in charge of provincial and territorial liquor laws aren't hurrying to adopt or promote newly updated guidelines that advise a steep drop in Canadian drinking habits.
California prison inmates to get some Medicaid care

California prison inmates to get some Medicaid care

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will allow Medicaid dollars to treat some people in prisons, jails or juvenile detention centers for the first time ever, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Thursday.
South Korea extends restrictions on travelers from China

South Korea extends restrictions on travelers from China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it will continue to restrict the entry of short-term travelers from China through the end of February over concerns that the spread of COVID-19 in that country may worsen following the Lunar New Year’s holid
Canadians worried about the state of provincial health systems: poll

Canadians worried about the state of provincial health systems: poll

OTTAWA — A new survey suggests the vast majority of Canadians have concerns about the state of the health-care system, particularly in Atlantic provinces where hospitals have struggled to maintain emergency services for months.
Focus on retaining nurses before recruiting nurses from other provinces: association

Focus on retaining nurses before recruiting nurses from other provinces: association

MONTREAL — Efforts to lure nurses from other provinces are underway in several parts of the country, but the head of a national nurses association says the poaching won't solve anything unless working conditions are improved.
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