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at 15:44 on March 31, 2015, EDT.

Nova Scotia passes bill merging health authorities effective Wednesday

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia legislature has passed amendments to a bill that will reduce the number of health authorities in the province from 10 to two.

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at 08:16 on March 31, 2015, EDT.

3D print technology providing cheap, lightweight 'robohand' to 7-year-old US girl

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. - Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought she needed a left hand; after all, she couldn't remember losing hers when she was only 9 months old.

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at 18:24 on March 30, 2015, EDT.

Seniors home understaffing leads to poor care for residents: NDP

REGINA - A Saskatchewan care aide says he is left alone at times on his night shift to look after 32 residents on a dementia ward.

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at 18:11 on March 30, 2015, EDT.

Alberta government budgets cash for hospitals, including Calgary cancer centre

CALGARY - The Alberta government is moving ahead on a number of major health projects, including a new cancer centre for Calgary, despite unveiling an austerity budget last week.

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at 18:00 on March 30, 2015, EDT.

Saskatchewan to restrict use of indoor tanning beds to adults in time for summer

REGINA - Saskatchewan is planning to ban young people under 18 from using indoor tanning beds in an effort to help protect youth from skin cancer.

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at 17:43 on March 30, 2015, EDT.

Don't use weight loss drugs, surgery in young children, family docs told

TORONTO - Family doctors should monitor the growth of children and teens in their care, new expert advice on treating children and teens who are overweight or obese suggests.

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at 17:37 on March 30, 2015, EDT.

Health Canada willing to ease fecal transplant rules for recurrent C. difficile

TORONTO - Health Canada has signalled it is willing to loosen the rules on the use of fecal transplants to treat persistent C. difficile infections.

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at 16:53 on March 30, 2015, EDT.

ADHD drugs linked to suicidal thoughts and behaviours, Health Canada warns

OTTAWA - Health Canada says stronger warnings about the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviours are being added to prescribing information for all drugs used to manage attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

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at 12:32 on March 30, 2015, EDT.

HEALTHBEAT: Exercise may help speed recovery for some ICU patients medically able to try

WASHINGTON - The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It's hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators.

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at 12:05 on March 30, 2015, EDT.

Paramedics being trained to provide palliative support to patients at home

HALIFAX - Paramedics in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are being trained to help palliative patients manage their pain at home.

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at 11:20 on March 30, 2015, EDT.

Forget the proverb: An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away, new study finds

CHICAGO - An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.

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at 12:10 on March 29, 2015, EDT.

Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine after reaching price deal with GSK

LONDON - Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC.

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