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Drug shortages keep on growing. Older, injectable medicines are among the most vulnerable

Drug shortages keep on growing. Older, injectable medicines are among the most vulnerable

Erin Fox has tracked drug shortages for more than 20 years, and she sees no easy solutions for what has become a record run.

Keeping children safe on social media: What parents should know to protect their kids

At what age should kids be on social media? Should they be on it at all? If they aren't, will they be social pariahs? Should parents monitor their conversations? Do parental controls work? Navigating social media as a parent — not to mention a child
Celine Dion goes public with her private health struggles: What we've learned so far

Celine Dion goes public with her private health struggles: What we've learned so far

Celine Dion is opening up about her life-altering neurological disorder ahead of the release of her documentary, "I Am: Celine Dion.
B.C.'s first health centre catering to francophone community to open in the fall

B.C.'s first health centre catering to francophone community to open in the fall

VANCOUVER — A new health centre dedicated to serving British Columbia's French-language speakers will open its doors this fall in Vancouver. A statement from B.C.
The anti-abortion movement is making a big play to thwart citizen initiatives on reproductive rights

The anti-abortion movement is making a big play to thwart citizen initiatives on reproductive rights

CHICAGO (AP) — Reeling from a string of defeats, anti-abortion groups and their Republican allies in state governments are using an array of strategies to counter proposed ballot initiatives intended to protect reproductive rights or prevent voters f
Climate change disasters require emergency plans for dialysis patients, experts say

Climate change disasters require emergency plans for dialysis patients, experts say

When catastrophic floods severed a bridge and washed away or closed highways in southern British Columbia, Mitchell Dyck and other patients needing regular life-saving dialysis had to be flown to hospital by helicopter.
In South Africa, traditional healers join the fight against HIV. Stigma remains high in rural areas

In South Africa, traditional healers join the fight against HIV. Stigma remains high in rural areas

BUSHBUCKRIDGE, South Africa (AP) — The walls of Shadrack Mashabane’s hut in the rural South African town of Bushbuckridge are covered with traditional fabrics, with a small window the only source of light.
Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Deadlines are coming up between now and July 5 in five states where advocates are trying to gather enough voters' signatures to put abortion-related questions on ballots in November's elections.
Missouri abortion ban wasn't about lawmakers imposing religious beliefs, judge says

Missouri abortion ban wasn't about lawmakers imposing religious beliefs, judge says

A judge in Missouri says lawmakers who passed a restrictive abortion ban were not trying to impose their religious beliefs on everyone in the state, rejecting a case filed by more than a dozen Christian, Jewish and Unitarian Universalist leaders who
Some hawking stem cells say they can treat almost anything. They can't

Some hawking stem cells say they can treat almost anything. They can't

The mailings promised “Life Without Pain!” via stem cell injections or IVs administered in a patient’s own home. The allure was obvious: more than 20% of U.S. adults endure chronic pain. The flyers invited Iowans to free dinners across the state.