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B.C. announces minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, $237M to recruit and retain staff

B.C. announces minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, $237M to recruit and retain staff

VANCOUVER — British Columbia has established minimum nurse-to-patient ratios for a range of different hospital settings and is investing $237 million to ensure they are met.

Patient and 3 staffers charged in another patient's beating death at mental health facility

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A patient, two psychiatric assistants and a nurse have been indicted on charges stemming from the beating death of another patient at a state-run mental health facility in Ohio.
Dengue cases in Peru are surging, fueled by mosquitoes and high temperatures brought by El Niño

Dengue cases in Peru are surging, fueled by mosquitoes and high temperatures brought by El Niño

PIURA, Peru (AP) — Residents of Pedregal Grande, a poor neighborhood in the Peruvian city of Piura, receive water for only 30 minutes a day because of shortages, forcing them to collect it in plastic tanks that have become breeding grounds for mosqui
What are the next steps on the long road to a national pharmacare plan?

What are the next steps on the long road to a national pharmacare plan?

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling his government's new pharmacare bill a huge step forward, but won't say what direction Canada's new national drug plan is headed.
With trash bins now required in NYC, only the rats are sorry to see the garbage piles go

With trash bins now required in NYC, only the rats are sorry to see the garbage piles go

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's tradition of piling garbage bags on the sidewalk for pickup is going the way of the dinosaur.
COVID-19 no longer means five days in isolation, CDC says

COVID-19 no longer means five days in isolation, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans who test positive for COVID-19 no longer need to stay in isolation for five days, U.S. health officials announced Friday.
Mistrial declared in Delaware lawsuit blaming landscaper's cancer on use of Roundup weedkiller

Mistrial declared in Delaware lawsuit blaming landscaper's cancer on use of Roundup weedkiller

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge declared a mistrial Friday in the latest lawsuit alleging that exposure to the popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer.
Measles virus possibly circulating in Quebec, health officials say

Measles virus possibly circulating in Quebec, health officials say

MONTREAL — A measles case in suburban Montreal suggests there could be community transmission of the highly contagious virus in Quebec, health officials say.
Judge blocks Texas from collecting info on transgender children receiving gender-affirming care

Judge blocks Texas from collecting info on transgender children receiving gender-affirming care

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Friday temporarily blocked state Attorney General Ken Paxton from forcing an LGBTQ+ advocacy group to hand over information about transgender children receiving gender-affirming medical care.

New York attorney general says a county must rescind its ban on female transgender athletes

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday demanded that a county on Long Island scuttle its new prohibition against transgender women and girls competing in female sports.