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Muskoka officials delay hospital plans after doctors’ outcry

After protests from doctors, a health care organization in the Muskoka region has indicated it will consult more with the community before submitting a final plan to the province for the redevelopment of its two hospital sites. Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare, which operates hospitals in the cities of Huntsville and Bracebridge, is conducting what it calls a capital redevelopment of its …

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‘We thought we were going to die,’ says passenger on turbulent Air Europa flight

Passengers on board an Air Europa flight that was diverted to northeastern Brazil on Monday due to severe turbulence said they feared for their lives during the incident, which injured about 40 people, four of whom were taken to intensive care. “There are passengers with fractures and injuries to their arms, faces and legs,” a passenger told Reuters in the …

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FDA Approves New Alzheimer’s Drug, Offering Hope for Slowing Cognitive Decline

US authorities have approved a new Alzheimer’s drug that may slow the disease somewhat, giving patients in the early stages of the incurable, memory-destroying disease a new option. The Food and Drug Administration approved Eli Lilly’s Kisunla on Tuesday for mild to early cases of Alzheimer’s dementia. It is only the second drug to be convincingly shown to slow cognitive …

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Israel releases Gaza hospital director who alleges abuse while in custody

Israel released the director of Gaza’s main hospital on Monday after detaining him without charge or trial for seven months over allegations that the facility had been used as a Hamas command center. He said he and other prisoners were held and tortured under harsh conditions. The decision to release Mohammed Abu Salmiya, apparently taken to free up space in …

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Ottawa launches map of boarding schools to help search for missing children

The Canadian government has launched a new interactive online map showing the location of residential schools. Experts say this will help in the search for unmarked or forgotten graves of children forced to go to the institutions. Many school buildings have been demolished, paved over or rebuilt since they were built. first opened in Canada in the 1830s and the …

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For decades, Inuit were sent to Quebec City for tuberculosis treatment. Many never came home

WARNING: This article contains details of abuse. With a suppressed sob, Mary Tuktudjuk says she has thought about her father all her life. Decades ago, he was among a number of Inuit patients who were brought south to be treated for tuberculosis at Parc Savard Hospital, a former sanatorium in Quebec City, and never returned home. Standing in the gardens …

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