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at 20:38 on November 26, 2014, EST.

NIH study: Ebola vaccine safe in first 20 people studied, triggers promising immune response

WASHINGTON - An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.


at 19:29 on November 26, 2014, EST.

Saskatchewan's Opposition continues to call for new regulations in senior care

REGINA - The daughter-in-law of a Saskatchewan woman who died after a fall in a senior care centre says she wants to hold the health-care system accountable.


at 18:22 on November 26, 2014, EST.

Staffing shortages prompt E-R closures next month at two Cape Breton hospitals

SYDNEY, N.S. - Two Cape Breton hospitals will experience emergency department closures throughout the month of December because of a shortage of doctors and nurses to cover the regular shifts at the facilities.


at 18:18 on November 26, 2014, EST.

Alberta's child advocate wants changes after suicide of aboriginal teen

EDMONTON - Alberta's children's advocate wants social workers to better connect aboriginal kids in government care with their families and culture.


at 18:05 on November 26, 2014, EST.

Teens with history of concussion more likely to use drugs, alcohol: study

TORONTO - Teenagers who have suffered a concussion or other traumatic brain injury are more likely to report using alcohol and drugs compared to peers with no history of such an injury, researchers have found.


at 17:26 on November 26, 2014, EST.

Blood can show 'pre-cancer' - many older folks have signs that leukemia, lymphoma are a risk

Many older people silently harbour a blood "pre-cancer" — a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these cancers, which become more common with age.


at 16:24 on November 26, 2014, EST.

Mulcair promises an NDP crackdown on food, beverage ads aimed at kids

GATINEAU, Que. - The NDP is proposing a ban on commercial food and beverage advertising aimed at kids under 13 as a way of limiting the junk food intake of Canadian children.


at 14:03 on November 26, 2014, EST.

Perusing Harry Potter for science? Scans show brain activity as readers get caught in a story

WASHINGTON - Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.


at 16:17 on November 26, 2014, EST.

Adult smoking rate dipped just below 18 per cent last year, government report says

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18 per cent for the first time last year.


at 13:29 on November 26, 2014, EST.

At 1-month mark, US Ebola screening program for travellers finding co-operation but no disease

NEW YORK, N.Y. - For three weeks, Dr. John Fankhauser and his family lived in two RVs in a meadow in North Carolina, watching movies, playing cards and huddling around a fire pit — with no other campers around.


at 10:57 on November 26, 2014, EST.

Saskatchewan senior with heart problems 'devastated' by lodge transfer

REGINA - An Edmonton man says the transfer of his ailing 93-year-old Saskatchewan mother from one seniors' home to another against her doctor's advice shows the need for a seniors' advocate in the province.


at 21:25 on November 25, 2014, EST.

B.C. Auditor General considers probe of health firings

VICTORIA - British Columbia's auditor general is considering launching a second review of the firings of eight health researchers after a former deputy minister accused the Liberal government of attempting to make him a scapegoat.


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