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Ontario’s need for nurses, PSWs to top 33K and 50K by 2032: document

Ontario will need 33,200 more nurses and 50,853 more personal support workers by 2032, the government projects — figures it tried to keep secret but were obtained by The Canadian Press. The government recently won a fight in front of the Information and Privacy Commissioner to keep those figures under wraps after denying access to […]

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Judge dismisses lawsuit by mother who said school hid teen’s gender expression

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Maine woman who accused school officials of encouraging her teen’s gender expression by providing a chest binder and using a new name and pronouns, without consulting parents. U.S. District Judge Jon Levy acknowledged his decision that a mother such as Amber Lavigne […]

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Change Healthcare cyberattack was due to a lack of multifactor authentication, UnitedHealth CEO says

The military defector was killed in a hail of gunfire and then run over by a car in Spain. The opposition figure was struck repeatedly with a hammer in Lithuania. The journalist fell ill from a suspected poisoning in Germany. Since President Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine, attacks and harassment of Russians — […]

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Finnish hacker imprisoned for accessing thousands of psychotherapy records and demanding ransoms

HELSINKI (AP) — A Finnish court on Tuesday sentenced a 26-year-old man to six years and three months in prison for hacking tens of thousands of patient records at a private psychotherapy center and seeking ransom from some patients over the sensitive data. The case that was initially revealed in October 2020, has caused outrage […]

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Emergency rooms refused to treat pregnant women, leaving one to miscarry in a lobby restroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — One woman miscarried in the lobby restroom of a Texas emergency room as front desk staff refused to check her in. Another woman learned that her fetus had no heartbeat at a Florida hospital, the day after a security guard turned her away from the facility. And in North Carolina, a woman […]

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Indiana limits abortion data for privacy under near-total ban, but some GOP candidates push back

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana allows so few abortions that health officials stopped releasing individual reports to protect patient privacy — a move some Republicans are now fighting to reverse.  The Republicans, including prominent candidates for office this year, want access to reports detailing each abortion still performed in the state. Advocates for abortion rights and […]

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Ontario may not meet LTC direct care target due to staff shortages: document

Difficulties hiring and retaining enough nurses and personal support workers for long-term care homes could mean the Ontario government may not meet its target for the amount of hands-on care residents receive, the minister responsible for the sector was warned. There is a “systemic shortage of nurses” across all sectors, according to a briefing document […]

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‘It’s just pure frustration’: TFN residents concerned about health services moving off reserve

Members of Thessalon First Nation (TFN) who rely on Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services for care will be forced to travel off reserve starting Monday. Maamwesying will be temporarily setting up shop at 333 River Street in the Town of Thessalon, located roughly 13 kilometres west of TFN, where it will be providing primary […]

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Kansas governor vetoes ban on gender-affirming care for minors and 2 anti-abortion bills

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ governor on Friday vetoed a proposed ban on gender-affirming care for minors, a measure to require more reporting from abortion providers and what she called a “vague” bill making it a crime to coerce someone into having an abortion.  Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s actions set up a series of confrontations […]

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Online Therapy Meeting Needs

Despite calls from an alliance of 18 Mental Health and Addictions organizations, the Federal government held to its decision to end an online service that offered help finding free counseling and peer support for the last four years. The Wellness Together Canada website and the PocketWell app launched during the pandemic on April 15, 2020, […]

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Hundreds of thousands impacted by fall cyberattack

The estimated 69,000 Chatham-Kent Health Alliance patients whose information was compromised in last fall’s criminal cyberattack can expect to receive written notification in the mail later this month. According to CKHA president and CEO Lori Marshall, the bulk of the stolen data mainly involved names, addresses, diagnosis, treatment and appointment dates, with “very few” Ontario […]

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Nebraska lawmakers to debate a bill on transgender students’ access to bathrooms and sports teams

Last year objections to a Nebraska bill that sought to ban gender-affirming care for anyone under age 19 ground the work of the Legislature to a near standstill. This year supporters of a companion bill restricting transgender students’ access to bathrooms and sports teams waited until the end of the session to advance it for […]

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