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at 19:52 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Police searching for 2 women patients missing from Saskatoon hospital

SASKATOON - Saskatoon police are asking the public for help after two women patients left Royal University Hospital and didn't return.


at 19:09 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Advocates hope murder-suicide inquest will help families with autistic children

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. - The family of a British Columbia mother who killed herself and her severely autistic son is hopeful that an inquest will bring something positive out of the tragedy, says an advocate.


at 17:35 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Acceptance reversed for 400 would-be nurses at Thompson Rivers University

KELOWNA, B.C. - Hundreds of want-to-be nurses have been told they weren't actually accepted to the Thompson Rivers University program, despite receiving confirmation they were in.


at 15:28 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Alberta NDP would show public how decisions made on school, hospital projects

CALGARY - Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says her government would be up front with the public about school and hospital projects.


at 14:35 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Nova Scotia brings in bill to ban sale of flavoured tobacco, including menthol

HALIFAX - It would be illegal to sell flavoured tobacco including menthol under legislation introduced Friday in Nova Scotia, although the provincial government wants Ottawa to regulate e-cigarettes and the flavoured juice they contain.


at 13:06 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Pictou Landing First Nation pleased after Nova Scotia vows to clean Boat Harbour

HALIFAX - The leader of a Nova Scotia First Nation said she is cautiously optimistic after the provincial government tabled legislation Friday to close an effluent treatment facility in Pictou County by January 2020.


at 11:49 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Intersex kids' surgeries spark move to more acceptance, less drastic treatments

CHICAGO - She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just like all the other girls.


at 11:48 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

In idea from movie '50 First Dates,' families make videos to calm, reassure dementia patients

NEW YORK, N.Y. - For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition.


at 09:19 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Search for trans-sensitive and competent health care often frustrating, hurtful

TORONTO - Canada's health-care system may be built on the premise of equal access for all, but the transgender community says the provision of services for those who don't conform to traditional notions of male and female can be far from universal.


at 09:18 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Saskatchewan trans community says health coverage lacking

REGINA - A transgender man in Saskatchewan says he has dealt with discrimination and barriers to treatment while seeking gender reassignment, but he insists the journey is even more difficult for many of his peers.


at 19:13 on April 16, 2015, EDT.

Ambulance trips cause financial hardship, fees need to be capped: NDP

REGINA - A Saskatchewan man who is paying off a $1,200 ambulance bill says he would risk death over financial hardship if he needed another ride.


at 18:45 on April 16, 2015, EDT.

Another nurse attacked by patient at Kamloops psychiatric centre

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - B.C.'s health minister will travel to a psychiatric centre where a nurse was violently attacked by a patient in Kamloops, B.C.


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