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at 18:36 on September 18, 2014, EDT.

Chemotherapy: Better than it used to be, still a challenge for some patients

TORONTO - "He's going to have some rough days."


at 18:26 on September 18, 2014, EDT.

Molecule that boosts cord blood stem cells could up transplants to treat leukemia

TORONTO - Canadian researchers have found a way to boost the number of stem cells in umbilical cord blood so more patients with leukemia and other blood-related cancers could receive potentially life-saving transplants.


at 17:05 on September 18, 2014, EDT.

Rob Ford campaigns for his brother from hospital in recorded message

TORONTO - A frail-sounding Rob Ford implored Toronto voters from his hospital bed Thursday to elect his brother to succeed him, just hours before starting chemotherapy for a rare and aggressive cancer that forced him to drop out of the mayoral race.


at 15:26 on September 18, 2014, EDT.

Flu is in season, and CDC wants healthy adults to do a better job getting inoculated

WASHINGTON - It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.


at 15:05 on September 18, 2014, EDT.

Transcript of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's message from hospital

TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released a recorded message from hospital Thursday to thank the public for the support he has received since doctors announced the 45-year-old politician is suffering from a rare and aggressive type of cancer.


at 15:00 on September 18, 2014, EDT.

As Ebola outbreak accelerates, Sierra Leone hopes to slow infections down with 3-day shutdown

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country's 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for Ebola victims in hiding and hand out soap in a desperate bid to slow the accelerating outbreak.


at 14:54 on September 18, 2014, EDT.

Nova Scotia government names CEO to lead newly merged health board

HALIFAX - The CEO of two health boards in southern Nova Scotia will lead a new amalgamated health authority that will run most hospitals in the province next year.


at 13:38 on September 18, 2014, EDT.

9,600 Ontario hospital workers win two-year deal through arbitrator

There is a new two-year collective agreement for 9,600 hospital workers in the province.


at 13:16 on September 18, 2014, EDT.

Ron Ellis, Dennis Hull to be honoured at gala fundraiser for concussion research

TORONTO - Ron Ellis wasn't sure about being the co-star of a fundraising dinner but was quickly won over by the cause.


at 09:05 on September 18, 2014, EDT.

Ford diagnosed with rare cancer;expert suggests signs point to aggressive tumour

TORONTO - The type of cancer Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with can run the gamut from benign fatty deposits to aggressive and spreading tumours, an expert on liposarcoma says.


at 07:00 on September 18, 2014, EDT.

Seeking support, sticking to a budget among keys to curbing compulsive shopping

TORONTO - With the deluge of deals and flash sales populating email inboxes and online boutiques, avoiding the urge to spend may require greater restraint than just steering clear of the mall.


at 03:53 on September 18, 2014, EDT.

Rob Ford 'determined' to fight rare, aggressive type of cancer, says his family

TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was devastated to learn he has a rare and aggressive type of cancer, but is determined to fight it, his brother said Wednesday as doctors remained optimistic about the ailing politician's treatment.


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