Category Archives: Health

Canada, California to partner on climate action and nature protection

LOS ANGELES — Canada and California are kindred progressive spirits on climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday as he and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled a new blueprint for working together to stave off the worst consequences of a

Virus testing the new normal as China sticks to ‘zero-COVID’

BEIJING (AP) — Thousands of coronavirus testing sites have popped up on sidewalks across Beijing and other Chinese cities in the latest development in the country's “zero-COVID” strategy.

New vaccine may be option for troops with religious concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — A COVID-19 vaccine that could soon win federal authorization may offer a boost for the U.S. military: an opportunity to get shots into some of the thousands of service members who have refused other coronavirus vaccines for

New lawsuit filed over Texas trans family investigations

Three Texas families sued the state Wednesday seeking to halt investigations of them over gender-confirming medical treatments their transgender children received, in a renewed challenge to the state looking into such treatments as child abuse.

Reward posted to find woman in video of abortion clinic fire

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A masked woman in a hooded shirt set a fire at a planned abortion clinic in Wyoming, according to newly released police video, and federal authorities have offered a $5,000 reward for tips leading to her

Alberta smartphone app intends to reduce overdose deaths in drug users at home

CALGARY — The Alberta government has expanded a smartphone app aimed at preventing overdoses in people using drugs alone at home.  Mike Ellis, associate minister of mental health and addictions, said Wednesday the app is confidential, free and availabl...

Experts urge Germany’s govt to prepare for fall COVID wave

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany should prepare for several possible pandemic scenarios this fall that would likely strain the country's health system and critical infrastructure, an expert panel said Wednesday.

Wisconsin governor asks GOP to repeal dormant abortion ban

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday called a special session for the Republican-controlled Legislature to repeal the state’s dormant 173-year-old law banning abortion, a move that’s more likely to win him political points with h...

US diverts COVID-19 funds to secure vaccines amid stalemate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday that a funding crunch is forcing it to divert more than $10 billion in coronavirus relief from test procurement and other efforts as it tries to come up with money to secure

Island nations facing ‘triple crisis,’ Barbados PM says during meeting with Trudeau

LOS ANGELES — The prime minister of Barbados evoked a Jamaican reggae legend Wednesday as she described in stark terms the "triple crisis" in her region that's threatening the health and welfare of the entire Western Hemisphere.  "Bob Marley would say,...