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Arkansas court orders state to count signatures collected by volunteers for abortion-rights measure

Arkansas court orders state to count signatures collected by volunteers for abortion-rights measure

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.
Experts say a twice-yearly injection that offers 100% protection against HIV is 'stunning'

Experts say a twice-yearly injection that offers 100% protection against HIV is 'stunning'

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Twice-yearly shots used to treat AIDS were 100% effective in preventing new infections in women, according to study results published Wednesday.
Volunteering would feel good even if it didn't have health benefits. But it does

Volunteering would feel good even if it didn't have health benefits. But it does

After retiring from 35 years as a teacher, Jeff Kellert began volunteering as a tutor and helped with monthly dinners at his synagogue.
New to volunteering? A how-to guide to find the right fit

New to volunteering? A how-to guide to find the right fit

How to look for a volunteer opportunity that is a good fit for you: Know yourself Assess your goals, skills and passions .
As N.S. jail death toll mounts, father grieves son and calls for corrections reform

As N.S. jail death toll mounts, father grieves son and calls for corrections reform

HALIFAX — A memorial plaque with a laser-etched image of Christopher Young wearing a Santa hat sits on a shelf at his father's Halifax home. "That's how I'll always remember my son, as a happy guy," said Gerry Young, 61.
An Alaska veteran is finally getting his benefits - 78 years after the 103-year-old was discharged

An Alaska veteran is finally getting his benefits - 78 years after the 103-year-old was discharged

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 103-year-old World War II veteran who’s been paying his medical bills out-of-pocket is finally getting his veterans benefits from the U.S. government after 78 years. Louis Gigliotti’s caretaker says the former U.S.
North Dakota judge will decide whether to throw out a challenge to the state's abortion ban

North Dakota judge will decide whether to throw out a challenge to the state's abortion ban

BISMARCK, N.D.
Iowa law banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy to take effect Monday

Iowa law banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy to take effect Monday

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa judge has ruled the state's strict abortion law will take effect Monday, preventing most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant.
LTC homes must prioritize residents' mental health, treat disorders: standards group

LTC homes must prioritize residents' mental health, treat disorders: standards group

Long-term care and assisted living homes need to focus more on supporting their residents' mental health, a Canadian organization that develops quality and safety standards said on Tuesday.
B.C., Ottawa ink $426M deals to support care assistants, drugs for rare diseases

B.C., Ottawa ink $426M deals to support care assistants, drugs for rare diseases

VANCOUVER — Ottawa is providing $426 million to support heath care in British Columbia.
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