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at 00:33 on July 30, 2015, EDT.

Abortion pill RU-486 approved by Health Canada after 2 1/2 year review

TORONTO - A quarter century after women in France were first given access to it, the abortion drug known as RU-486 is finally going to be available in Canada.


at 14:50 on July 29, 2015, EDT.

Health authority needs to do more to protect personal info: auditor

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's auditor general says more work needs to be done to protect the personal information of patients and other data.


at 13:53 on July 29, 2015, EDT.

New way of tracking senior abuse in B.C. could give better picture of problem

VICTORIA - B.C.'s Office of the Seniors Advocate is launching an initiative aimed at getting a better picture of elder abuse and neglect in the province.


at 10:25 on July 29, 2015, EDT.

Scientists have long used human fetal tissue for research; stem cells haven't replaced it yet

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Controversy over Planned Parenthood's supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science.


at 22:30 on July 28, 2015, EDT.

James Jude, doctor who helped develop CPR chest compression technique, dies at 87 in Florida

MIAMI - Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.


at 19:54 on July 28, 2015, EDT.

Medical marijuana suit over alleged federal privacy issue certified: plaintiffs

HALIFAX - The Federal Court of Canada has certified a class action started on behalf of medical marijuana licensees alleging that Health Canada violated their privacy.


at 19:11 on July 28, 2015, EDT.

Drug users in Coquitlam, B.C., warned after lab tests find dangerous fentanyl

COQUITLAM, B.C. - A powerful pain killer that has killed more than 75 people in British Columbia last year has shown up on the streets of Coquitlam.


at 18:17 on July 28, 2015, EDT.

Greens say national pharmacare plan would expand coverage, save money

OTTAWA - The federal Green party is making a national pharmacare plan a key plank of its election platform.


at 17:32 on July 28, 2015, EDT.

Toronto researchers alleged to have falsified data; ask court to review claims

TORONTO - The retraction of two scientific papers and a concern raised about a third have led to allegations of data falsification in a laboratory run by two Toronto researchers.


at 17:21 on July 28, 2015, EDT.

Food inspectors' union concerned staff and budget cuts may impact food safety

TORONTO - The union representing federal food inspectors says they're worried budget and staffing cuts may impact food safety in Canada.


at 14:02 on July 28, 2015, EDT.

Saskatchewan doctors give clean bill of health to new contract with province

REGINA - Doctors in Saskatchewan have ratified a four-year contract with the provincial government.


at 08:15 on July 28, 2015, EDT.

South Korea sees end of MERS threat in country after outbreak killed 36, sickened nearly 200

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea said Tuesday it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May.


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