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B.C. to start public push to get more kids vaccinated against flu as cases climb

B.C. to start public push to get more kids vaccinated against flu as cases climb

VANCOUVER — British Columbia health officials are urging parents to get their young children vaccinated against influenza ahead of the holiday season as the province deals with crowded emergency rooms. Provincial health officer Dr.
Flu surges on heels of RSV, COVID-19 to overwhelm children's hospitals in Canada

Flu surges on heels of RSV, COVID-19 to overwhelm children's hospitals in Canada

A flu season that started early, hospitalized far more children than usual and overwhelmed emergency departments has revealed that Canada's health-care system is chronically underfunded when it comes to the most vulnerable citizens, a pediatric infec
Alberta's health minister says 'help is coming' for children's hospitals

Alberta's health minister says 'help is coming' for children's hospitals

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says help is on the way to deal with strain on the province's two children's hospitals as they deal with a rise in respiratory illnesses.
As Red Cross heads to CHEO, other Ontario pediatric hospitals not requesting help

As Red Cross heads to CHEO, other Ontario pediatric hospitals not requesting help

Several major Ontario pediatric hospitals say they are not asking for external staff support, as Ottawa's CHEO prepares to bring in Red Cross staff until at least the end of the year.
Quebec RSV cases appear to have peaked, but flu and COVID-19 remain strong: official

Quebec RSV cases appear to have peaked, but flu and COVID-19 remain strong: official

MONTREAL — Quebec's public health director warned December will be a difficult month as he delivered mixed news Monday on a trio of respiratory viruses hitting the province's hospitals hard — COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, or RS
Minnesota board: Moorhead-made THC gummies are too potent

Minnesota board: Moorhead-made THC gummies are too potent

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy on Monday sued a Moorhead-based manufacturer of THC-laced gummies, saying the company's candies contain far stronger doses of the chemical that gives marijuana its high than state law allows.
Ottawa calls for project proposals that help internationally trained health workers

Ottawa calls for project proposals that help internationally trained health workers

HALIFAX — A program announced Monday will fund projects to remove barriers preventing qualified new Canadians from working in health care, the federal immigration minister said.
Former CannTrust compliance worker says unlicensed growing 'very openly' discussed

Former CannTrust compliance worker says unlicensed growing 'very openly' discussed

TORONTO — A former director of quality and compliance at CannTrust Holdings Inc. says the growth of cannabis in unlicensed rooms was "very openly discussed" at the pot company. “There was no hiding this.

Memphis hospital: Halt to trans procedures is temporary

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis hospital says it has paused, not stopped, its gender-affirming services in response to possible legal action by civil rights advocates who argue the hospital's move is illegal and discriminatory .
Minnesota town drops Texas-style anti-abortion lawsuit plan

Minnesota town drops Texas-style anti-abortion lawsuit plan

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota town has backed away from a proposal to let people sue abortion providers, including organizations that provide abortion drugs by mail, after the state’s attorney general warned that the plan was unconstitutional.
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