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at 00:41 on July 23, 2014, EDT.

National survey finds sharp increase in use of synthetic human growth hormones by teens

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.

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at 21:33 on July 22, 2014, EDT.

GSK flu vaccine plant inspection finds 10 issues requiring action: report

TORONTO - A recent Health Canada inspection of the country's only flu vaccine production plant identified 10 issues that need to be addressed, a report from the regulatory agency reveals.

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at 18:26 on July 22, 2014, EDT.

Former Alberta health executive flagged for breaching contract rules

EDMONTON - A former executive with Alberta Health Services has been rebuked by the public interest commissioner for breaking conflict-of-interest rules.

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at 18:14 on July 22, 2014, EDT.

Death of a Quebec mayor from insect stings underscores need to be prepared

TORONTO - The death of a Quebec mayor who was stung multiple times after stepping on a wasps' nest while gardening is a tragic but cautionary tale for those who run afoul of bees, hornets or other stinging insects — especially if they have a severe allergy to their venom, experts say.

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at 10:36 on July 22, 2014, EDT.

Taking HIV medicine to prevent infection shows more promise; even less than daily use helps

There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.

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at 09:08 on July 22, 2014, EDT.

Newfoundland reaches tentative funding deal with community ambulance operators

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The government of Newfoundland and Labrador says it's reached a tentative funding agreement with the group representing community-based non-profit ambulance operators.

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at 08:19 on July 22, 2014, EDT.

Fruit from California recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

OTTAWA - Some fruit products imported from California are being recalled due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

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at 23:00 on July 21, 2014, EDT.

Poor teens may get more than academics at top schools; less risky health behaviours seen, too

CHICAGO - Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools — their health may also benefit, a study suggests.

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at 20:08 on July 21, 2014, EDT.

Alberta labour group wants changes to laws after 15-year-old boy dies on the job

EDMONTON - The Alberta Federation of Labour hopes the death of a teen at a work site will prompt change in youth labour laws.

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at 19:23 on July 21, 2014, EDT.

Residents in Alberta village evacuated due to forest fire allowed back home

VALLEYVIEW, Alta. - Residents of remote community in northwest Alberta have been allowed to return to their homes nearly a week after they left because of a nearby forest fire.

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at 18:51 on July 21, 2014, EDT.

This should be the last Ebola outbreak without a treatment, Canadian expert says

TORONTO - A Canadian scientist who recently returned from the front lines of the West African Ebola outbreak says he hopes this is the last time the world has to combat the virus without specific treatments or protective vaccines.

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at 11:06 on July 21, 2014, EDT.

Bacteria-laden water prompts advisories at three Vancouver beaches

VANCOUVER - Warnings have been posted at three Metro Vancouver beaches advising swimmers to stay out of the water.

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