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Babies’ whooping cough source likely siblings; vaccinating moms while pregnant can help

CHICAGO Infants are more likely to catch whooping cough from their siblings than their moms, says a study with implications for how to protect them.

Previously, moms were considered the more common source of infection. The change is probably due in part to an increased frequency of whooping cough among school-aged children, the study of government data suggests.

Quebec MDs to get euthanasia guide to prepare for legalized assisted death

TORONTO — The college that regulates Quebec doctors will soon provide practitioners with detailed guidelines — including what drugs to use — for euthanizing terminally ill patients who seek help to end their lives.

But it’s unclear whether other provinces and territories will adopt a similar practice when doctor-assisted death becomes legal across the country early next year.