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Provinces prepare for right-to-die extension

OTTAWA—Ontario and B.C. appear prepared for the federal government to request more time to respond to the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision on doctor-assisted death.

The new Liberal government has not said it will need an extension to address the court’s ruling, but Justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould publicly has acknowledged this is a possibility.

Belt getting tighter? Study finds a pot belly risky even if you’re not considered overweight

WASHINGTON A pot belly can be a bad thing ‚Äî even if you’re not considered overweight.

New research suggests normal-weight people who carry their fat at their waistlines may be at higher risk of death over the years than overweight or obese people whose fat is more concentrated on the hips and thighs.