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Eight years since B.C. declared public health emergency, toxic drug crisis rages on

Eight years since B.C. declared public health emergency, toxic drug crisis rages on

VANCOUVER — In the dozen years she's worked with the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, executive director Brittany Graham has lost count of the people she's seen succumb to British Columbia's toxic drug crisis.
Wife of ex-Harvard morgue manager pleads guilty to transporting stolen human remains

Wife of ex-Harvard morgue manager pleads guilty to transporting stolen human remains

WILLIAMSPORT. Pa. (AP) — The wife of a former Harvard Medical School morgue manager has pleaded guilty to a federal charge after investigators said she shipped stolen human body parts — including hands, feet and heads — to buyers.
Polish opponents of abortion march against recent steps to liberalize strict law

Polish opponents of abortion march against recent steps to liberalize strict law

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Polish opponents of abortion marched in Warsaw on Sunday to protest recent steps by the new government to liberalize the predominantly Catholic nation’s strict laws and allow termination of pregnancy until the 12th
How to get rid of NYC rats without brutality? Birth control is one idea

How to get rid of NYC rats without brutality? Birth control is one idea

New York lawmakers are proposing rules to humanely drive down the population of rats and other rodents, eyeing contraception and a ban on glue traps as alternatives to poison or a slow, brutal death.
Bird flu is spreading to more farm animals. Are milk and eggs safe?

Bird flu is spreading to more farm animals. Are milk and eggs safe?

A bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows has grown to affect more than two dozen herds in eight states, just weeks after the nation's largest egg producer found the virus in its chickens.
Golfers follow the sun. Now they are paying closer attention how to protect themselves from it

Golfers follow the sun. Now they are paying closer attention how to protect themselves from it

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Camilo Villegas wasn't just trying to refine his golf swing as he prepared to play in the Masters for the first time in nine years. He was constantly checking the fine print on the ingredients in sunscreen.
It's the first drug shown to slow Alzheimer's. Why is is it off to a slow start?

It's the first drug shown to slow Alzheimer's. Why is is it off to a slow start?

The first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s disease hit the U.S. market over a year ago, but sales have lagged, major hospital systems have taken months to start using it and some insurers have rejected coverage.
Maine lawmakers approve shield law for providers of abortion and gender-affirming care

Maine lawmakers approve shield law for providers of abortion and gender-affirming care

The Democratic-controlled Maine Legislature gave final approval Friday to a bill that would protect health care workers who provide abortion and gender-affirming care from legal action brought in other states. If signed by Democratic Gov.
Overdoses prompt B.C. First Nation to declare state of emergency

Overdoses prompt B.C. First Nation to declare state of emergency

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — A spike in overdose deaths in the six British Columbia nations that make up the Tsilhqot'in National Government has prompted the chiefs to declare a local state of emergency.
Mexico, a leading producer of illicit fentanyl, can't get enough for medical use, study finds

Mexico, a leading producer of illicit fentanyl, can't get enough for medical use, study finds

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A report released by the Mexican government Friday says the country is facing a dire shortage of fentanyl for medical use, even as Mexican cartels pump out tons of the illicit narcotic .