Category Archives: Health

Lawsuit: LA shelter for kids was a den for sexual abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County-run shelter meant to be a safe space for children as they awaited placement in foster homes was for decades a den for sexual predators among the staff — and some residents —

Quebec politicians say more time is needed to pass expanded assisted dying bill

Quebec's health minister says an end-of-life care bill that would have expanded access to medical aid in dying will not be passed before the legislature breaks for the summer. Christian Dubé says the members of the committee studying the bill have

COVID PCR tests in Yukon being limited, while self-isolation rules are eased

WHITEHORSE — The Yukon government says a person's vaccination status no longer impacts their self-isolation period if they are infected with COVID-19. The territory released new guidelines for isolation and PCR testing on Thursday.  A statement from me...

More females, older drug users dying due to unregulated drug market: B.C. coroner

VICTORIA — The coroners service in British Columbia says more females are dying from illicit drug use. It says that while men have historically accounted for nearly 80 per cent of fatalities, more than 26 per cent of those who died

Alberta orders outside review into ambulance response time to dog attack victim

CALGARY — Alberta Health Services says there will be an independent review into why it took an ambulance 30 minutes to get to an 86-year-old woman who had been attacked by three dogs. Police and paramedics responded Sunday to Calgary's Capitol

N.S. says new funding model piloted for family doctors will cut province’s wait list

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s health minister said Thursday a new pilot project that will permit some family doctors to be paid for the number of patients on their roster, not just for services provided, will help reduce the province’s nearly

WHO: COVID origins unclear but lab leak theory needs study

GENEVA (AP) — Over two years after the coronavirus was first detected in China, and after at least 6.3 million deaths have been counted worldwide from the pandemic, the World Health Organization is recommending in its strongest terms yet that

Portugal’s lawmakers approve 3rd attempt to allow euthanasia

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s parliament voted for the third time in just over a year Thursday in favor of allowing euthanasia, though like the previous two attempts, the country's Constitutional Court or president could lawmakers' support from be...

NATO chief Stoltenberg has shingles, cancels Berlin visit

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called off a series of in-person meetings in Germany and Romania because he has contracted shingles after having a coronavirus infection last month, his office said Thursday.

Officials: Millions of COVID-19 shots ordered for youngest

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been ordered for small children in anticipation of possible federal authorization next week, White House officials say.