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Republicans try to block Biden administration plan to cut money for anti-abortion counseling centers

Republicans try to block Biden administration plan to cut money for anti-abortion counseling centers

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a new twist to the fight over abortion access, congressional Republicans are trying to block a Biden administration spending rule that they say will cut off millions of dollars to anti-abortion counseling centers.
Sask. hospital expects to resume operations after chemical smell prompted evacuation

Sask. hospital expects to resume operations after chemical smell prompted evacuation

WEYBURN, Sask. — The Saskatchewan Health Authority says efforts are underway to reopen the Weyburn General Hospital after a strong chemical odour prompted an evacuation of the building.
Nigerian group provides hundreds of prosthetic limbs to amputee children thanks to crowdfunding

Nigerian group provides hundreds of prosthetic limbs to amputee children thanks to crowdfunding

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The accident that broke 10-year-old Princess Igbinosa's right leg could have crushed her dreams of becoming a model in a country where not many can afford prosthetics to cope with life and fight social stigma.
Patient may be source of chemical smell that caused Saskatchewan hospital evacuation

Patient may be source of chemical smell that caused Saskatchewan hospital evacuation

WEYBURN, Sask. — The Saskatchewan Health Authority says a patient may have been the source of a strong gas smell throughout a hospital that prompted the evacuation of the building.
Mississippi officials say water in state capital is safe one day after E. coli scare

Mississippi officials say water in state capital is safe one day after E. coli scare

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One day after Mississippi health officials told residents in the state’s capital that dangerous bacteria could be in their tap water, the state health department said Friday that city water was safe to consume.
Quaker Oats expands recall of granola bars and cereals for salmonella risk

Quaker Oats expands recall of granola bars and cereals for salmonella risk

The Quaker Oats Company has added two dozen additional types of granola bars, cereals and snack foods to a December recall over possible salmonella contamination. The company, which is owned by PepsiCo., announced the additional recall in the U.S.
Number of newly licensed Quebec nurses reaches 10-year low

Number of newly licensed Quebec nurses reaches 10-year low

MONTREAL — The number of new nursing licences issued in Quebec has declined for a third consecutive year, reaching a 10-year low as the province struggles to staff its medical facilities and provide timely care to patients.
73% of pot purchases from legal sources, up from 37% in 2019: Health Canada

73% of pot purchases from legal sources, up from 37% in 2019: Health Canada

OTTAWA — An annual survey from Health Canada shows 73 per cent of respondents are buying their cannabis from legal sources. That number compares with 37 per cent in 2019, the year after Canada first legalized cannabis.
Older, immunocompromised people may get COVID-19 vaccine dose in spring, NACI says

Older, immunocompromised people may get COVID-19 vaccine dose in spring, NACI says

OTTAWA — Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization says some groups of people vulnerable to severe illness from COVID-19 should be eligible for another dose of vaccine in the spring.
Edmonton hospital sets up space heaters in emergency room as weather disrupts heating

Edmonton hospital sets up space heaters in emergency room as weather disrupts heating

EDMONTON — Freezing temperatures in Edmonton have forced one of the city's hospitals to fire up temporary heaters in its emergency department.