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at 12:37 on May 26, 2016, EDT.

Study: Brain scans reveal hidden consciousness in patients

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A standard brain scanning technique is showing promise for helping doctors distinguish between patients in a vegetative state and those with hidden signs of consciousness.


at 09:00 on May 26, 2016, EDT.

Award-winning advocate for people with disabilities cherishes 'empowered' life

Paul Young says his parents brought him home from hospital expecting he might die as an infant due to the powerful seizures that pulsed through the left side of his body.


at 08:51 on May 26, 2016, EDT.

Emergency resolution at Grit convention urges amendments to assisted dying bill

WINNIPEG - Some grassroots Liberals are using the ruling party's first national convention since taking power last fall to challenge the Trudeau government's restrictive approach to medically assisted dying.


at 00:23 on May 26, 2016, EDT.

Federal minister announces $5.4 million in funding for ParticipAction

SASKATOON - The federal government has announced $5.4 million in funding for ParticipAction, an organization aimed at getting more Canadians active.


at 18:55 on May 25, 2016, EDT.

Ontario pledges $222 million to improve First Nations health care

TORONTO - Ontario has pledged to spend $222 million over three years to improve health care for First Nations, especially in the north where aboriginal leaders declared a state of emergency because of a growing number of suicides.


at 18:33 on May 25, 2016, EDT.

Liberal MPP apologizes to mom of autistic child, day after issuing statement

TORONTO - A Liberal backbencher who landed in trouble after his constituency office called police on the mother of an autistic child tried to defuse the situation with an apology, but the underlying controversy over changes to autism funding remains.


at 18:03 on May 25, 2016, EDT.

Smoking bans on patios: the picture across the country

Quebec smokers will no longer be able to indulge on bar and restaurant patios as of Thursday. A look at rhe situation in other Canadian jurisdictions:


at 08:29 on May 25, 2016, EDT.

Medical regulators in every province impose safeguards for assisted dying

OTTAWA - Medical regulators in every province have issued detailed guidelines doctors must follow to help suffering patients end their lives once Canada's ban on medically assisted dying is formally lifted next month.


at 04:05 on May 25, 2016, EDT.

Medical regulators in all provinces have strict guidelines for assisted death

OTTAWA - The Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons in every province and one of three territories have issued guidelines that doctors must follow in providing medical assistance in dying (MAID).


at 16:44 on May 24, 2016, EDT.

Liberal MPP apologizes for calling cops on mom protesting autism therapy cuts

TORONTO - A Liberal backbencher said he was sorry Tuesday after police were called on a mother of an autistic child who had threatened a solitary protest at his constituency office.


at 16:24 on May 24, 2016, EDT.

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in US is falling fast

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before.


at 15:37 on May 24, 2016, EDT.

Consider obesity surgery more often for diabetes: Guidelines

WASHINGTON - New guidelines say weight-loss surgery should become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are mildly obese.


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