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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.
UK royals unite on palace balcony, with Kate back at her first public event since cancer diagnosis

UK royals unite on palace balcony, with Kate back at her first public event since cancer diagnosis

LONDON (AP) — Britain put on a display of birthday pageantry Saturday for King Charles III , a military parade that marked the Princess of Wales ’ first appearance at a public event since her cancer diagnosis early this year.
Lower your risk of falling as you get older with these simple steps

Lower your risk of falling as you get older with these simple steps

One in four older adults in the U.S. will fall each year, putting them at risk of injury, broken bones and even death .
A few midwives seek to uphold Native Hawaiian birth traditions. Would a state law jeopardize them?

A few midwives seek to uphold Native Hawaiian birth traditions. Would a state law jeopardize them?

HONOLULU (AP) — Ki‘inaniokalani Kahoʻohanohano longed for a deeper connection to her Native Hawaiian ancestors and culture as she prepared to give birth to her first child at home on the north shore of Maui in 2003.
Biden, Meloni meet on sidelines of G7 summit but one notable matter wasn't on the table: abortion

Biden, Meloni meet on sidelines of G7 summit but one notable matter wasn't on the table: abortion

BORGO EGNAZIA, Italy (AP) — President Joe Biden and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni had a lot to talk about Friday when they met on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit, but one notable matter wasn't on the table: abortion, an issue that
Bird flu is highly lethal to some animals, but not to others. Scientists want to know why

Bird flu is highly lethal to some animals, but not to others. Scientists want to know why

NEW YORK (AP) — In the last two years, bird flu has been blamed for the deaths of millions of wild and domestic birds worldwide.