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South Korean government warns striking doctors to return to work or face legal action

South Korean government warns striking doctors to return to work or face legal action

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean government on Wednesday warned thousands of striking doctors to return to work immediately or face legal action after their collective walkouts caused cancellations of surgeries and disrupted other hospital
Warnings of the impact of fertility treatments in Alabama rush in after frozen embryo ruling

Warnings of the impact of fertility treatments in Alabama rush in after frozen embryo ruling

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, a decision critics said could have sweeping implications for fertility treatment in the state.
A pacemaker for the brain helped a woman with crippling depression. It may soon offer hope to others

A pacemaker for the brain helped a woman with crippling depression. It may soon offer hope to others

NEW YORK (AP) — Emily Hollenbeck lived with a recurring depression she likened to a black hole, where gravity felt so strong and her limbs so heavy she could barely move. She knew the illness could kill her. Both her parents had taken their lives.
Ontario documents show patient complaints over cataract billings

Ontario documents show patient complaints over cataract billings

TORONTO — As Ontario prepares to expand the number of private clinics that perform publicly funded cataract surgeries, documents show those procedures form one of the most common complaints the province receives from patients about unfair billing pra
San Francisco wants to offer free drug recovery books at its public libraries

San Francisco wants to offer free drug recovery books at its public libraries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The most stolen books from San Francisco public libraries' shelves are not the hottest new novels or juicy memoirs, they are books about recovering from addiction.
Executive is convicted of insider trading related to medical device firm acquisition

Executive is convicted of insider trading related to medical device firm acquisition

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An executive at a medical device company has been convicted in Minnesota of insider trading for a scheme involving negotiations for the acquisition of the firm that was valued at $1.6 billion, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Republican DA asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide abortion lawsuit without lower court ruling

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican prosecutor asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday to decide whether a 174-year-old state law bans abortion in the state without waiting for a ruling from a lower appellate court. The U.S.
Mental health minister says 'safer supply' drug concerns rooted in 'stigma and fear'

Mental health minister says 'safer supply' drug concerns rooted in 'stigma and fear'

OTTAWA — Canada's mental health and addictions minister believes fear and stigma are driving criticism of the government's decision to support prescribing pharmaceuticals to drug users to combat the country's overdose crisis.
New Brunswick child and youth advocate suggests schools be cellphone-free zones

New Brunswick child and youth advocate suggests schools be cellphone-free zones

FREDERICTON — Parent and teacher groups in New Brunswick welcomed the child and youth advocate's recent suggestion that the province ban cellphones from schools because of their effect on students' mental health and ability to concentrate.
Belleville mayor 'disappointed' by province's response so far to local drug crisis

Belleville mayor 'disappointed' by province's response so far to local drug crisis

BELLEVILLE, ONTARIO — The mayor of Belleville, Ont., says he is disappointed the province has not yet committed to funding a health and social-services hub and a detox centre urgently needed in the community amid an ongoing illicit drug crisis.