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at 18:25 on July 25, 2016, EDT.

Canadian scientist and educator Ursula Franklin remembered as 'global pioneer'

TORONTO — The late Ursula Franklin is being remembered as a "global pioneer," a trailblazer in science and academics, a staunch feminist and outspoken peace activist.


at 16:12 on July 25, 2016, EDT.

Ontario to stop paying for high-dose opioids in push to reduce addiction

TORONTO — Ontario will be the first province to stop paying for high doses of long-acting opioids as part of a push to reduce the "growing problem" of addiction to the painkillers in the province.


at 14:57 on July 25, 2016, EDT.

Ontario doctors opposed to new fee agreement delay vote on tentative 4-year deal

TORONTO — Doctors unhappy with a proposed new fee agreement between the Ontario Medical Association and the province have forced a delay in ratification, and will now get a direct vote on the deal.


at 14:16 on July 25, 2016, EDT.

Triathlete eyes Guinness record during swim of B.C.'s Okanagan Lake

VERNON, B.C. — An endurance swimmer from the United States has started stroking toward a Guinness World Record in British Columbia's Okanagan Lake.


at 12:20 on July 25, 2016, EDT.

Doctors urged to check pregnant women for Zika at each visit

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials are strongly urging doctors to ask all pregnant women about a possible Zika infection at every checkup.


at 08:58 on July 25, 2016, EDT.

Watch for behaviour changes for clues of dementia onset

WASHINGTON — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behaviour or personality might be an early clue.


at 03:47 on July 25, 2016, EDT.

Checklist of possible behavioural warning signs of dementia

Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioural impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who's at risk. The symptoms must mark a change from prior behaviour and have lasted at least six months. Among the questions:


at 22:02 on July 22, 2016, EDT.

Health Canada says it may be OK for Winnipeg to use up Malathion batch

WINNIPEG — A directive from Ottawa that forced Winnipeg to stop fogging for mosquitos has been reversed.


at 19:19 on July 22, 2016, EDT.

Premiers wrap meeting by agreeing in principle to internal trade deal

WHITEHORSE — Canada's premiers and territorial leaders have agreed in principle on an internal trade deal they say will help create jobs and improve the economy.


at 08:33 on July 22, 2016, EDT.

Five things to know about Gord Downie's brain cancer glioblastoma

VICTORIA — Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip begins what is being billed as its final tour after lead singer Gord Downie was diagnosed with a deadly brain cancer. Here are five things to know about the type of illness Downie has, a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumour:


at 08:32 on July 22, 2016, EDT.

'Disordered eating' rates troubling among young lesbians, bisexuals, gays: study

VANCOUVER — Gay, lesbian and bisexual youth are continuing to purge, fast or take diet pills to lose weight while rates for such behaviour among heterosexuals have decreased, a University of British Columbia study says.


at 22:30 on July 21, 2016, EDT.

Hawaii health agency faces challenge in Hepatitis A outbreak

HONOLULU — Frustrated Hawaii health officials say they have faced a number of challenges trying to identify the source of a hepatitis A outbreak that has affected at least 74 people on the island of Oahu.


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