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at 17:11 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

As a bad virus reaches the big city, some questions and answers about hazards from Ebola

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Now that a doctor in New York has been diagnosed with Ebola, health officials are once again stressing that the virus poses little risk in the U.S.


at 15:22 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Ebola vaccines not a magic bullet, but could be part of solution: WHO

TORONTO - Work is steaming ahead on development and testing of experimental Ebola vaccines, with timelines for the start of clinical trials and delivery of significant volumes of vaccines being shaved weekly, the World Health Organization said Friday.


at 14:46 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Nova Scotia stokes industry frustration in crackdown on e-cigarettes

HALIFAX - Concerns over potential health risks posed by electronic cigarettes and their growing popularity among young people is driving legislation in Nova Scotia that would restrict sales and ban their use in indoor public places, the provincial health minister said Friday.


at 13:31 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Nova Scotia pondering changes to sex designation rules for transgender people

HALIFAX - Transgender people in Nova Scotia may be able to change their sex designation on government documents such as birth certificates without conditions.


at 13:29 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses could be ready in 2015; 5 more vaccines testing in March

LONDON - The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.


at 12:45 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Powder-filled envelope sends employee at Cdn consulate in Turkey to hospital

ISTANBUL - Canada's consulate in Istanbul was closed Friday after an employee opened a package filled with yellow powder.


at 02:33 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Big hurdles if Ebola cases spur lawsuits; Texas caps payouts and shields ER doctors

DALLAS - In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this is Texas.


at 22:57 on October 23, 2014, EDT.

CDC details teams being put together to prepare for - and respond to - future Ebola cases

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The government's new federal Ebola response squads were getting their first test Thursday, dispatched to New York to help care for the city's first case, a doctor who had treated a patient with the disease in west Africa.


at 22:00 on October 23, 2014, EDT.

Ebola: When it's contagious, how it spreads and other things you need to know to stay safe

Some facts about how Ebola spreads:


at 17:20 on October 23, 2014, EDT.

NDP calls for health-care program to be scrapped after critical memo

REGINA - Saskatchewan's Opposition says a multimillion-dollar program meant to reduce spending and streamline health care has been marred by criticisms from senior health administrators and needs to be scrapped.


at 15:40 on October 23, 2014, EDT.

Saskatchewan cabinet minister with prostate cancer urges men to get checked

REGINA - Saskatchewan's agriculture minister is urging men to get checked for prostate cancer after he was diagnosed with the illness.


at 08:36 on October 23, 2014, EDT.

Talk to your kids about the Ottawa shootings, limit TV exposure: Psychologists

TORONTO - The extraordinary events on Parliament Hill on Wednesday had the look of a Hollywood movie or a video game.


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