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South Asian community health workers welcome new low-risk alcohol guidance

South Asian community health workers welcome new low-risk alcohol guidance

A doctor who treats addiction at a clinic specifically for South Asian patients says Canada's new guidance on alcohol bolsters his efforts to convey the message about associated harms to a community that is at higher risk for conditions such as heart
1st legal medical marijuana sales are made in Mississippi

1st legal medical marijuana sales are made in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Patients have started buying medical marijuana in Mississippi , nearly a year after the products were legalized in the state.
US infiltrates big ransomware gang: 'We hacked the hackers'

US infiltrates big ransomware gang: 'We hacked the hackers'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has at least temporarily dismantled the network of a prolific ransomware gang it infiltrated last year, saving victims including hospitals and school districts a potential $130 million in ransom payments, Attorney General Me

Spain to end mandatory use of face masks on public transport

MADRID (AP) — Spain is set to end the mandatory use of face masks on public transport nearly three years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Report: Grow house hid unregistered weed plants during audit

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state board charged with overseeing Nevada’s booming marijuana industry suspended the license of a cannabis grow house near Las Vegas on Tuesday after inspectors said they found unregistered plants at the facility that pose an “imm
Washington lawmakers hear testimony on 7 abortion bills

Washington lawmakers hear testimony on 7 abortion bills

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Abortion rights proposals have been front and center in Olympia, Washington, this week as state lawmakers heard hours of public testimony on seven proposals that would reinforce abortion access.
Toronto mayor calls for national summit to tackle mental health crisis

Toronto mayor calls for national summit to tackle mental health crisis

TORONTO — Canada's mental health crisis demands a national summit with representation from all levels of government, Toronto Mayor John Tory said Wednesday, claiming a lack of provincial and federal support is offloading responsibilities onto "ill-eq
Police cite mental health stigma as drivers urge man on B.C. bridge to 'take action'

Police cite mental health stigma as drivers urge man on B.C. bridge to 'take action'

DELTA, B.C. — Police say drivers on the Alex Fraser Bridge outside Vancouver honked and yelled at a man in a mental health crisis standing outside the safety rail, with some encouraging him to "take action." Delta Police acting Insp.
Asia travel hotspots quiet as Chinese tourists stay away

Asia travel hotspots quiet as Chinese tourists stay away

CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — Just a handful of Chinese visitors were posing for photos and basking in the sun this week in the market and plazas near Chiang Mai’s ancient Tha Phae Gate, one of many tourist hotspots still waiting for millions of Chines
Manning COVID review to cover off work of long-promised Alberta public health panel

Manning COVID review to cover off work of long-promised Alberta public health panel

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s promise to assemble a panel of medical experts to deliver ongoing advice on public health and COVID-19 will be covered off by former Reform Party Leader Preston Manning’s pandemic review, her office said We
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