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Knee replacement surgery gives more pain relief, but other options also help, study finds

People with knees worn out by arthritis will get more pain relief from joint replacement surgery, but it has more risks and there’s a good chance that less drastic approaches also would help. That’s the bottom line from the first study to strictly test other treatments against knee replacement, an operation done hundreds of thousands of times a year in the U.S.

Newborns seized from women in rehab: study

WINNIPEG—A study assessing a Manitoba alcohol rehabilitation program indicates participants are more likely to have their babies taken from them at birth than those who aren’t seeking help.

The study by researchers at the University of Manitoba also suggests that being in the three-year program helped women regain their children in the long run.

Ontario expands IVF coverage

TORONTO—Ontario will spend $50 million a year to expanding coverage of in-vitro fertilization to help about 4,000 would-be parents grow their families.

Health minister Eric Hoskins says anyone with fertility problems, “including non-medical factors” such as same-sex couples and single people, will be able to access one round of IVF.