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at 13:21 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Two rather than 3 HPV vaccine dosages will suffice for girls under 15: study

VANCOUVER - New research by a team in British Columbia shows girls under 15 years would only need two rather than three doses of HPV vaccine to protect themselves from certain forms of cancer.


at 13:20 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Ebola fears infect a medical conference: Louisiana tells some attendees to stay away

NEW ORLEANS - Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have been to certain African countries or have had contact with an Ebola patient in the last 21 days.


at 11:26 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Doctors say Ebola false alarms could clog emergency rooms; their advice? Go get your flu shot

CHICAGO - Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.


at 04:05 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Contingency plans in the works if government loses refugee health care case

OTTAWA - Immigration officials are working furiously to finalize contingency plans for refugee health care coverage in the event the government loses a court battle this week on how much coverage refugee claimants ought to receive.


at 03:55 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

BDSM not abuse but way to spice up sex life in safe, consensual way: adherents

TORONTO - Fired CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi's admission that he engages in rough sex has Canadians hearing a term that many may be unfamiliar with — BDSM, or bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism. So just what does BDSM involve and what draws adherents to this kind of sex?


at 19:22 on October 29, 2014, EDT.

Ebola prompts a legal standoff in the U.S., and Obama takes sides

WASHINGTON - A heated confrontation is developing in the United States over Ebola quarantines and, on Wednesday, President Barack Obama forcefully weighed in on one side.


at 17:51 on October 29, 2014, EDT.

Military fretted over fumes from Iqaluit's 'dumpcano,' documents show

OTTAWA - The military fretted over fumes coming off Iqaluit's notorious dump fire during this summer's Arctic training exercise, new documents show.


at 17:23 on October 29, 2014, EDT.

Study in Africa finds young people, those who got help early, are more likely to survive Ebola

Who survives Ebola and why? Health workers treating patients in Sierra Leone, including some who died doing that work, have published the most detailed report yet on medical aspects of the epidemic. The research suggests young people are less likely to perish, fever is the most common symptom when victims first seek care, and early help is crucial.


at 14:30 on October 29, 2014, EDT.

B.C.'s 10,000 doctors, government reach tentative five-year agreement

VICTORIA - A tentative five-year contract agreement has been reached between British Columbia's 10,000 doctors and the provincial government.


at 13:53 on October 29, 2014, EDT.

Guinean toddler was West Africa's Patient Zero in Ebola outbreak

LONDON - In the Guinean village where the current West African Ebola outbreak began, 14 graves mark the spot where the lethal virus began to spiral out of control.


at 13:18 on October 29, 2014, EDT.

Howe's ailment shines a light on stroke; 5 things to know about the condition

TORONTO - Hockey legend Gordie Howe has suffered a stroke, his family has revealed. The stroke has left Howe with loss of function on one side of his body and speech difficulties.


at 11:49 on October 29, 2014, EDT.

Newfoundland and Labrador pharmacists will give flu shots, medical injections

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - New regulations will allow pharmacists in Newfoundland and Labrador to give medication by inhalation and injection, including flu shots.


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