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at 04:00 on October 02, 2014, EDT.

Alberta sets target for big increase in number of people getting flu shots

EDMONTON - Alberta is gearing up for the flu season with an ambitious plan to almost double the number of people who get flu shots.

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at 02:11 on October 02, 2014, EDT.

Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

WASHINGTON - U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country. Now it has happened: A traveller in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.

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at 01:27 on October 02, 2014, EDT.

Man who brought Ebola to US told nurse he just arrived from Africa, but was still sent home

DALLAS - A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials at the hospital are considering if they would have acted differently had the entire medical staff been aware.

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at 21:19 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

WASHINGTON - U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country. Now it has happened: A traveller in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.

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at 20:40 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Jamie Oliver touts joys of healthy cooking and comfort food during Toronto visit

TORONTO - Jamie Oliver has been a vocal proponent for food education and healthier meals — particularly for kids — but the genial British chef still enjoys both cooking and curling up with more indulgent fare on occasion.

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at 20:11 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Ambrose, provinces, to come together to develop national dementia strategy

BANFF, Alta. - Citing the "impending boom" of a dementia health-care crisis, Health Minister Rona Ambrose and her provincial and territorial counterparts agreed Wednesday to work together to develop a national strategy to fight it.

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at 19:43 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

U.S. company launches genetic health and ancestry info service in Canada

TORONTO - A U.S. personal genetics company, 23andMe, is now offering health and ancestry information based on analysis of DNA to Canadians.

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at 18:17 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Canada prepping for potential Ebola cases but still sees risk as low: Ambrose

TORONTO - Canada is considering placing doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine in hospitals around the country that have been designated to treat Ebola cases if any arrive in the country, the new chief public health officer said Wednesday.

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at 18:06 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

B.C. reports two enterovirus cases in child and teen with polio-like symptoms

TORONTO - A new threat is emerging in the outbreak of the respiratory illness enterovirus D68 — a small number of infected patients in Canada and the U.S. have developed polio-like symptoms.

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at 17:21 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Breast-feeding, early or late start on gluten, don't seem to prevent celiac disease in babies

Two studies give disappointing news for parents looking for a way to prevent celiac disease in babies at higher risk for it because of family history. Neither breast-feeding nor timing the start of gluten-containing foods makes a difference in whether a child develops the problem, researchers found.

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at 17:08 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Googling Ebola: North Americans hunt for virus info after continent's first case

WASHINGTON - Mounting concern about Ebola is manifesting itself in North America's online behaviour following the first-ever diagnosis of the virus on this continent.

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at 16:54 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Feds say reversing refugee health care program complex and costly

OTTAWA - The health care system serving thousands of refugee claimants will be thrown into chaos next month if there's a rush to create a new program, the federal government says.

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