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at 15:40 on August 30, 2014, EDT.

Patient in isolation in Gatineau, Que., hospital tests negative for Ebola

GATINEAU, Que. - A girl who was put in isolation at a hospital in Gatineau, Que., as a precautionary measure has tested negative for Ebola.

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at 10:00 on August 30, 2014, EDT.

Operating room black box could provide valuable feedback for surgeons

TORONTO - A Toronto surgeon who is working to adapt black box aviation technology to track surgeries and improve patient outcomes says preliminary results are promising.

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at 12:25 on August 30, 2014, EDT.

First-of-a-kind Novartis heart failure drug saves lives, cuts hospitalizations in big study

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 per cent.

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at 23:11 on August 29, 2014, EDT.

Regina health region glitch faxes 13 patients' reports to wrong place

REGINA - The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region says a software glitch led to 13 patients' reports being faxed to the wrong number.

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at 20:40 on August 29, 2014, EDT.

Canadian laboratory team evacuated from Ebola zone back in Canada

TORONTO - Three Canadian scientists evacuated from Sierra Leone over Ebola concerns are back in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada said Friday night.

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at 18:08 on August 29, 2014, EDT.

Privacy office finds Medicentres failed to protect patient data on stolen laptop

EDMONTON - Alberta's privacy commissioner says a chain of medical clinics failed to protect patients' health information on a laptop that was stolen — and took too long to publicly report the theft.

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at 14:43 on August 29, 2014, EDT.

First Manitoba case of West Nile virus this year found in Winnipeg-area man

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Health is reporting its first case of West Nile virus in a person this year.

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at 13:17 on August 29, 2014, EDT.

Experimental Ebola drug healed all infected monkeys in a study; human tests await fresh supply

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa — once more of it can be made.

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at 12:22 on August 29, 2014, EDT.

Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola, underscoring W Africa outbreak is not under control

DAKAR, Senegal - A man infected with Ebola travelled to Senegal, bringing to the country the first confirmed case of the dreaded disease that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.

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at 04:47 on August 29, 2014, EDT.

Study: Rub-a-dub-dub, no matter how much you scrub, your home is covered in your unique germs

WASHINGTON - Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you'll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too.

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at 04:40 on August 29, 2014, EDT.

Some facts and figures about Colorado's decision to legalize marijuana

DENVER - Colorado's experience with marijuana legalization is being closely watched as other jurisdictions — including Canada — debate their own drug laws. The state was the first in the U.S. to open recreational pot stores early this year; Washington state has just followed suit.

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at 22:00 on August 28, 2014, EDT.

Canada sending chartered plane for Ebola lab scientists in Sierra Leone

TORONTO - Canada is sending a charter plane to repatriate scientists who have been operating the country's mobile Ebola laboratory in Sierra Leone.

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