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at 18:03 on April 28, 2016, EDT.

Outbreak of norovirus in Swift Current, Saskatchewan health facility

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - There is an outbreak of norovirus at a health care facility in Swift Current.

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at 14:14 on April 28, 2016, EDT.

CDC: Teen birth rates plunge, but racial disparities persist

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Birth rates are falling dramatically for black and Hispanic teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth rate for white teens.

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at 08:59 on April 28, 2016, EDT.

'Heaven help us all:' Father convicted in son's death fears for other parents

NELSON, B.C. - A father found guilty of not providing his ailing toddler with medical care says he worries that others will be arrested if they don't "fall in line with parenting as seen fit by the government."

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at 08:59 on April 28, 2016, EDT.

Complaint against Alberta naturopath in toddler case being investigated

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - An Alberta regulatory group is investigating a complaint about a naturopathic doctor involved in the case of a toddler who died of meningitis.

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at 08:41 on April 28, 2016, EDT.

Husband tells wife's story after publication ban lifted in assisted dying case

CALGARY - The death of Hanne Schafer was by any definition a nightmare.

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at 22:33 on April 27, 2016, EDT.

Hawaii reaches milestone in fighting dengue fever outbreak

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaii officials say they have reached a milestone in controlling the state's dengue fever outbreak now that 30 days have passed since the last known infected person was contagious.

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at 18:50 on April 27, 2016, EDT.

Teva Harrison uses illustrations to document cancer journey in 'In-Between Days'

TORONTO - In sharing the gut-wrenching journey of her diagnosis and treatment for metastatic breast cancer at age 37, Teva Harrison let her images speak first — and then the words followed.

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at 18:08 on April 27, 2016, EDT.

Alberta labour minister to attend union day of mourning ceremony for first time

EDMONTON - Alberta's largest union is to have an unusual guest at its ceremony to honour workers killed or injured on the job.

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at 16:51 on April 27, 2016, EDT.

Paramedics to provide basic health services in small B.C. communities

VICTORIA - Paramedics will provide expanded health-care services in 73 rural and remote British Columbia communities, giving patients more access to primary care.

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at 12:45 on April 27, 2016, EDT.

In Oregon, aid in dying gives families peace, a chance to say goodbye

PHILOMATH, Ore. - Months after he was diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer, his body wasting away and his voice reduced to a whisper, Ben Wald woke up his wife in the middle of the night and told her he was dying.

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at 10:49 on April 27, 2016, EDT.

Report shows fewer Saskatchewan workers off the job due to accidents

REGINA - The annual report from the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board shows on-the-job injuries resulting in lost time declined 2.07 per cent in 2015 to their lowest level in more than two decades.

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at 04:00 on April 27, 2016, EDT.

Oregon's aid in dying law: Three doctors reflect on their experiences

PORTLAND, Ore. - Since Oregon's Death with Dignity Act was passed in the mid-1990s, doctors have had to reconcile their Hippocratic oath with prescribing medication to end a life. Here are the experiences of some doctors in the state.

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