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The Public Health Agency of Canada has identified 34 ways it could do better the next time an influenza pandemic strikes the country. The agency has released its lessons learned report on how the government handled the H1N1 pandemic of 2009.
The state inspector general's office is investigating the Medicaid program's contracting arrangements with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, examining whether no-bid contracts the school routinely receives to manage state health
ET The Public Health Agency of Canada is warning U.S.-bound travellers to be on guard against whooping cough, which is also known as pertussis. Public health officials warn that pertussis, or whooping cough, can be particularly serious in infants and
An epidemic akin to polio, which has raged for nearly two weeks in the main commercial city in southern Congo, Pointe-Noire, has already killed eight, and several dozen cases have been reported, say health officials. "Patients admitted to hospitals
Early last month, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger used his line-item veto authority to eliminate $133 million to fund the statewide AB 3632 program. The 25-year-old program is meant to provide mental health services to disabled students. Susan Coston,
Canada's health-care system would have been "brought to its knees" if the H1N1 pandemic had turned out to be more severe, the head of the Canadian Medical Association said Friday. Appearing before a Senate committee studying pandemic preparedness, Dr.
Canada's public health agency is not adequately prepared with plans to handle emergencies that could threaten the health of thousands of Canadians, an internal government audit has found. The findings of the audit, which occurred between February and
The World Health Organization has warned that fresh cases of polio in Angola and Congo indicate the paralyzing disease is spreading again in central Africa. WHO says polio has been found in previously disease-free areas of Angola this year and re-
After 27 years of helping teenagers and families overcome mental health problems, the Teen and Family Counseling Center in Campbell will close its doors soon, a victim of school budget cuts and the recession. "Our school contracts started to diminish
The United Nations health agency and its partners in Afghanistan appealed for healthcare to be available to all Afghans. The worsening conflict in the country is limiting access basic health care, especially for women and children, the UN said. We,