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at 23:15 on February 10, 2016, EST.

Winnipeg researchers use virtual reality to help diagnose Alzheimer's disease

WINNIPEG - A team of Manitoba researchers hopes that using virtual reality can making a real difference in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease.


at 22:35 on February 10, 2016, EST.

Group wants to reverse organ rules -- everybody donates unless they opt out

WINNIPEG - A group of transplant patients and their families wants the Manitoba government to change the rules so that people don't have to sign up in order to donate their organs after death.


at 17:42 on February 10, 2016, EST.

Report: Harmful gas levels in Lumber Liquidators flooring

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A national retailer sold Chinese-made flooring that emits hazardous levels of formaldehyde, a federal investigation found.


at 15:33 on February 10, 2016, EST.

Babies' eye damage and Zika? Brazil study suggests a link

CHICAGO - The Zika virus might cause eye damage in small-headed infants born to women infected during pregnancy, a small study in Brazil suggests.


at 03:04 on February 10, 2016, EST.

Refugee mental health needs could overwhelm, experts fear

BOSTON - For the thousands of Syrian refugees expected to arrive in the U.S. in coming months, the first order of business will be securing the basics — health care, jobs, education and a safe home.


at 00:57 on February 10, 2016, EST.

In Central America, gangs an obstacle in battle against Zika

CUSCATANCINGO, El Salvador - For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It's the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives.


at 20:27 on February 09, 2016, EST.

B.C. prepares to tackle housing costs, look into improper real estate conduct

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark says her government is concerned about high house prices in British Columbia and she's promising better opportunities for buyers to get into the market.


at 15:50 on February 09, 2016, EST.

Regina-area radiologists ask health minister to help resolve workplace dispute

REGINA - A group of radiologists wants the province to help sort out a growing dispute with the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region.


at 13:37 on February 09, 2016, EST.

Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap: Study

CHICAGO - Guns, drugs and cars contribute substantially to the life-expectancy gap between the United States and other developed nations, a study found.


at 13:37 on February 09, 2016, EST.

VA hospitals compare favourably on deaths, readmission rates

CHICAGO - Veterans' hospitals compare pretty favourably with others when it comes to treating older men with three common conditions — heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia, according to a study on death rates and readmissions.


at 10:26 on February 09, 2016, EST.

Vaccine, medication stockpiled as Saskatchewan jail fights the flu

SASKATOON - The flu bug appears to be making the rounds at a Saskatchewan jail.


at 23:05 on February 08, 2016, EST.

Zika virus in the spotlight as US mosquito experts meet

SAVANNAH, Georgia - The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in spots where water collects inside houses and yards, insect experts noted Monday at the opening of the American Mosquito Control Association's annual conference.


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