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Poliovirus type 2 found in wastewater in Gaza Strip

A poliovirus variant has been discovered in six wastewater samples in Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, two cities in southern and central Gaza. Gaza’s Health Ministry called it a “health disaster” in a Facebook post on Friday. The tests, conducted in collaboration with UNICEF, detected the presence of poliovirus type 2, which causes the disease polio. Gaza officials said …

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‘Shocking’ bodycam video of Illinois police shooting black woman in her home sparks outrage

WARNING: This video shows the moments leading up to a fatal police shooting of a woman in her home. The video also contains graphic language. Illinois State Police released video Monday of a sheriff’s deputy fatally shooting a woman in her home this month, detailing a shooting that some have compared to high-profile cases of excessive force by police against …

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Scientists study wasps that may protect British Columbia’s berries

Every year, invasive insects gnaw on Canadian farms, gardens and wild plants, spreading disease and disrupting ecosystems. But tiny wasps that lay eggs that burst into invasive insects could potentially help berry growers in British Columbia protect their crops. “It’s like nature is giving us a free service to help control crop pests,” said Paul Abram, a researcher with Agriculture …

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‘Stressed’ oyster harvesters on PEI ‘want to get back on the water’ after MSX closure

Dwayne Shaw and his wife have been fishing the waters of Bedeque Bay, PEI, for oysters and quahogs for almost 30 years. Since last week, he and others who depend on shellfish fishing for their livelihoods have become increasingly concerned about what the future holds. It has been that long since the presence of multinuclear X-sphere (MSX) shut down the …

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Alberta’s emergency room staffing shortages are getting worse in cities big and small, doctors warn

Alberta Health Services is looking for dozens of emergency physicians to fill vacancies across the province. The health authority says it is hiring 39 full-time equivalent ER physicians for regional and large urban hospitals. It is also trying to recruit 29 GPs for rural areas, who would be given priority in the emergency department of smaller hospitals. The shortage of …

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There is a price to pay for not being prepared for war. Will Canada have to pay that price again?

A little over 18 years ago, amid the dust and blazing heat of Kandahar Airfield, the weary look on Colonel Ian Hope’s face spoke louder than his words. It was the spring of 2006, and the Canadian contingent in Afghanistan had just endured a brutal few weeks. More than half a dozen Canadian soldiers had been killed in roadside bombings. …

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Two more Colorado poultry workers infected with H5N1 bird flu: CDC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed two additional cases of bird flu in poultry farmers in Colorado on Friday. Last week, Colorado reported four confirmed infections with H5N1 avian influenza and the status of a fifth suspected case was mapped. The two new cases occurred among poultry workers who were exposed to infected poultry during culling and …

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An HIV patient is in remission after a unique stem cell transplant. Why it could be a path to a cure

A German HIV patient in remission after a stem cell transplant from a donor with genes partially resistant to the disease is giving researchers new hope that more people can benefit from the treatment. The first step in a stem cell transplant for people with cancer is to wipe out a patient’s immune cells with chemotherapy. When patients also have …

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LCBO and OPSEU resume talks after tentative deal put on hold

A tentative agreement reached Friday between the LCBO and the union representing workers was suspended the same day as return-to-work talks continued amid the first strike in the company’s history. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union, which represents about 9,000 liquor store workers, has demanded that management sign a return-to-work protocol. The LCBO, which operates more than 680 stores, has …

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Wall Street Journal reporter says she was fired for advocating for press freedom in Hong Kong

As it happens7:14Wall Street Journal reporter says she was fired for advocating for press freedom in Hong Kong When Selina Cheng was elected head of a press freedom organization in Hong Kong, she didn’t expect her very first press conference to be about her firing from her own job. Cheng says she was fired as a reporter for the Wall …

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