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Will B.C. learn lessons from other provinces before funding IVF?

Will B.C. learn lessons from other provinces before funding IVF?

VANCOUVER — British Columbia is joining seven provinces in paying for some of the cost of in vitro fertilization but scant details and long-standing inequities have raised questions about how the plan could benefit patients.
About as many abortions are happening in the US monthly as before Roe was overturned, report finds

About as many abortions are happening in the US monthly as before Roe was overturned, report finds

The number of abortions performed each month is about the same as before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the nationwide right to abortion more than a year and a half ago, a new report finds.
Here's why thousands of junior doctors in South Korea walked off the job

Here's why thousands of junior doctors in South Korea walked off the job

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of junior doctors in South Korea have been refusing to see patients and attend surgeries since they walked off the job Feb. 20 in response to the government’s push to recruit more medical students.
Canadian Cancer Society urges Ontario to cover cost of take-home medication

Canadian Cancer Society urges Ontario to cover cost of take-home medication

TORONTO — Kirsten Watson was weeks away last year from losing access to potentially life-saving medication — a situation she found herself in because Ontario does not cover the cost of take-home cancer drugs.
Federal court dismisses case against Iowa governor's ban on school mask mandates

Federal court dismisses case against Iowa governor's ban on school mask mandates

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal court on Tuesday dismissed a legal challenge to Iowa Gov.
Ban on gender-affirming care for minors allowed to take effect in Indiana

Ban on gender-affirming care for minors allowed to take effect in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday allowed Indiana's ban on gender-affirming care to go into effect, removing a temporary injunction a judge issued last year.
Alabama IVF patients describe heartbreak, anger after ruling

Alabama IVF patients describe heartbreak, anger after ruling

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Tory Beasley had dreamed of having three kids, and she and her husband turned to IVF after struggling with infertility.
Mississippi's Republican-led House will consider Medicaid expansion for the first time

Mississippi's Republican-led House will consider Medicaid expansion for the first time

JACKSON, Miss.

Public health officer in Michigan keeps her job after lengthy legal fight over COVID rules

WEST OLIVE, Mich.

Lawsuit seeks up to $11.5M over allegations that Oregon nurse replaced fentanyl drip with tap water

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The first lawsuit brought amid reports that a nurse at a southern Oregon hospital replaced intravenous fentanyl drips with tap water seeks up to $11.5 million on behalf of the estate of a 65-year-old man who died.