Recent Health Headlines

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at 18:47 on September 23, 2016, EDT.

Elderly couple separated in different B.C. care homes are reunited

VANCOUVER — An elderly couple forced to live in two separate residential care homes in British Columbia have been reunited.

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at 17:14 on September 23, 2016, EDT.

Ombudsman makes recommendations after death of senior in Regina care home

REGINA — A review by the Saskatchewan ombudsman of a senior's death at a long-term care home found that staff failed to meet some provincial standards.

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at 14:02 on September 23, 2016, EDT.

Licence, rezoning, required for medical marijuana shops in Victoria

Victoria city council has approved new regulations for medical cannabis businesses, but complying with the new bylaw won't be cheap.

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at 05:39 on September 23, 2016, EDT.

Leprosy found in California elementary school student

LOS ANGELES — A case of leprosy, extremely rare in the United States, has been diagnosed in a Southern California elementary school student, sending health officials scrambling to reassure parents and the public that the disease is hard to transmit and easy to treat.

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at 14:21 on September 22, 2016, EDT.

Nova Scotia to decide on new emergency helicopter tender this fall:minister

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's health minister says a decision on a new emergency helicopter could be stalled by the fact that one of the options was grounded last month.

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at 13:50 on September 22, 2016, EDT.

Remote Alaska port clinic goes modern with telemedicine

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The only clinic in one of the nation's busiest commercial fishing ports is so remote that even conventional telemedicine for emergencies has been impossible for its limited staff — until this week.

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at 13:35 on September 22, 2016, EDT.

Ontario doctor's licence suspended after accepting $700K in loans from patients

TORONTO — An Ontario doctor's licence has been suspended after he solicited and accepted more than $700,000 in loans from two patients, most of which he has failed to repay, according to a penalty decision released by the doctors' regulatory body.

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at 05:30 on September 22, 2016, EDT.

South Carolina medical school to stop using live pigs

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The University of South Carolina's School on Medicine will stop using live pigs in its emergency training after an animal-rights group complained about the practice.

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at 14:43 on September 21, 2016, EDT.

Study finds air quality problems around First Nation oilsands community

FORT MCKAY, Alta. — A major study of air quality in a northern Alberta indigenous community surrounded by oilsands development suggests there is a chance ongoing exposure to airborne chemicals may be damaging people's health.

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at 09:04 on September 21, 2016, EDT.

DNA tests confirm second switched-at-birth case in northern Manitoba

NORWAY HOUSE, Man. — A second set of DNA tests have confirmed that two men were switched at birth at a hospital in northern Manitoba in 1975.

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at 17:26 on September 20, 2016, EDT.

Rising concern over drug-resistant germs prompts UN response

NEW YORK — World leaders are pushing to end the overuse of antibiotics and to encourage the development of new medicines, driven by concern that drug-resistant germs could lead to millions of deaths and undermine the global economy.

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at 16:08 on September 20, 2016, EDT.

Researchers find 90% of Grassy Narrows residents show signs of mercury poisoning

TORONTO — The chief of the Grassy Narrows First Nation in northern Ontario says the federal and provincial governments must help his community overcome the effects of decades of mercury poisoning.

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