Category Archives: Health

UK lawmaker says Johnson critics face government ‘blackmail’

LONDON (AP) — A lawmaker from Britain’s governing Conservatives accused the government on Thursday of blackmailing opponents of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as the party's internal rifts deepened.

Germany expects COVID-19 cases to peak in mid-February

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister expects the number of coronavirus infections in the country to keep rising for several weeks before peaking next month. Karl Lauterbach

Ford expected to make ‘positive’ announcement about COVID-19 restrictions

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to make a "positive" announcement today about COVID-19 restrictions. He told Ottawa radio station CFRA that he would have news about changing the level of restrictions this week, and a senior government s...

Iqaluit lab techs say they quit over long-standing issues, denied bonus

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Former laboratory technologists in Iqaluit say their not receiving a bonus given to Nunavut nursing staff led them to resign after years of burnout and a lack of support. Four of the techs who left spoke to The

Austrian parliament to vote on universal vaccine mandate

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's parliament is due to vote Thursday on introducing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults, the first of its kind in Europe. The mandate

Yukon’s chief coroner cautions about ‘extremely high number of drug-related deaths’

WHITEHORSE — Yukon's chief coroner has issued a warning to residents about an increase in opioid-related deaths. Heather Jones says in a statement that officials have confirmed four deaths due to illicit drugs in the first seven days of this year

New Mexico asks Guard to sub for sick teachers amid omicron

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is the first state in the nation to ask National Guard troops to serve as substitute teachers as preschools and K-12 public schools struggle to keep classrooms open amid surging COVID-19 infections.

Planned Parenthood sues to stop South Dakota abortion rule

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday by Planned Parenthood aims to prevent the state of South Dakota from implementing a new rule for medical abortions that would make the state one of the hardest places in

AP FACT CHECK: Biden puffs up claims of virus, job gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a self-appraisal that didn't always fit with the facts, President Joe Biden on Wednesday made the dubious assertion that he's outperformed all expectations on the pandemic in his first year and inflated his contribution to COVID-er...

Medical marijuana moves 1 step closer in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is moving closer to joining most other states in allowing people to use marijuana to relieve medical conditions. The state House voted