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COVID vaccines saved 20M lives in 1st year, scientists say

COVID vaccines saved 20M lives in 1st year, scientists say

Nearly 20 million lives were saved by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year, but even more deaths could have been prevented if international targets for the shots had been reached, researchers reported Thursday. On Dec.
LGBTQ students would get new protections under Biden plan

LGBTQ students would get new protections under Biden plan

The rights of LGBTQ students would become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault would gain new protections under rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday
Spirit of Virgil Abloh lives on at Louis Vuitton in Paris

Spirit of Virgil Abloh lives on at Louis Vuitton in Paris

PARIS (AP) — He may have died last November, but Virgil Abloh lived on at Paris Fashion Week Thursday in a high-energy runway spectacular for Louis Vuitton menswear.
B.C. researcher raises concerns about racism in pregnancy and birth care

B.C. researcher raises concerns about racism in pregnancy and birth care

A team that includes B.C. researchers has found that Black, Indigenous and people of colour are more likely to feel pressured into procedures by health providers during pregnancy and birth care.
FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Thursday ordered Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the market, the latest blow to the embattled company widely blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping.
Settlement would forgive $6B for defrauded college students

Settlement would forgive $6B for defrauded college students

The Biden administration has agreed to cancel $6 billion in student loans for about 200,000 former students who say they were defrauded by their colleges, according to a proposed settlement in a Trump-era lawsuit.
Experts endorse Moderna COVID-19 shots for kids ages 6 to 17

Experts endorse Moderna COVID-19 shots for kids ages 6 to 17

NEW YORK (AP) — An expert panel backed a second COVID-19 vaccine option for kids ages 6 to 17 Thursday. Advisers to the U.S.
Child hunger a major concern as Canadians hit by soaring food prices

Child hunger a major concern as Canadians hit by soaring food prices

TORONTO — Skipping the occasional meal has become the norm for Tara Andrews, who says soaring grocery prices have made it too hard to adequately feed herself and her two teens.
Arkells tap into Canadian talents of Tegan and Sara, Lights and others for new album

Arkells tap into Canadian talents of Tegan and Sara, Lights and others for new album

TORONTO — Canadian rockers Arkells have their sights set on major homegrown collaborations for their upcoming album.
Daytime Emmys return to live in-person show, 'Y&R' tops noms

Daytime Emmys return to live in-person show, 'Y&R' tops noms

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After two years of real-life drama and isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, the stars and shows of daytime television are gathering in person to hand out trophies at the Daytime Emmys.