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at 15:52 on August 21, 2014, EDT.

US Ebola survivor thanks God, experimental drug and American doctors for saving his life

ATLANTA - An American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, calling it a "miraculous day" and showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus.

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at 15:44 on August 21, 2014, EDT.

Study suggests where polio remains a threat, 2 kinds of vaccine protect children better than 1

WASHINGTON - New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity.

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at 14:20 on August 21, 2014, EDT.

Halifax police warn public about 'date-rape' drugs stolen from hospital

HALIFAX - Halifax police say a drug that is sometimes used in sexual assaults has been stolen from various parts of a local hospital over the past three weeks.

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at 14:14 on August 21, 2014, EDT.

Best polio vaccine? Oral and injectable, used in tandem, new study says

TORONTO - For decades scientists have debated whether injectable or oral polio vaccine is the best option for trying to finish the job of eradicating polio.

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at 14:04 on August 21, 2014, EDT.

Scientists finally find a good MERS animal model, but marmosets a mixed blessing

TORONTO - Scientists working to solve the mysteries of the MERS coronavirus have finally filled a gaping hole — with a very tiny animal.

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at 13:54 on August 21, 2014, EDT.

Alberta opposition wants probe into reports of deaths of care-home patients

RED DEER, Alta. - Alberta's opposition parties want an investigation into reports that five people have died after being transferred from a care home for the severely disabled in Red Deer.

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at 11:17 on August 21, 2014, EDT.

Canadian catwalker with vitiligo competes to become 'America's Next Top Model'

TORONTO - The border proved to be no barrier for Chantelle Brown-Young as the Canadian is now in the running to become "America's Next Top Model," thanks in part to the show's host, Tyra Banks.

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at 11:16 on August 21, 2014, EDT.

Fans defiant as US health study hits South Korea where it hurts - in the noodles

SEOUL, South Korea - Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.

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at 10:47 on August 21, 2014, EDT.

Nova Scotia sets May deadline for pulp mill to fix emissions problems

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government has given a Pictou County pulp mill just over nine months to meet emissions standards or Premier Stephen McNeil says it will be forced to close.

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at 09:59 on August 21, 2014, EDT.

MSF president says WHO, governments need to 'step up' to contain Ebola outbreak

TORONTO - The World Health Organization and national governments need to step up their efforts if the West African Ebola outbreak is to be brought under control, the president of the leading aid group in the response warns.

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at 08:33 on August 21, 2014, EDT.

Bazinga! Edmonton doctor uses laughs to help people learn about obesity

EDMONTON - Dr. Arya Sharma, one of the leading experts on obesity in Canada, doesn't make fat jokes.

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at 18:31 on August 20, 2014, EDT.

Alberta Health Services tried to improve image, but report was scrapped: NDP

EDMONTON - The New Democrats have released an internal Alberta Health Services report which they say shows the health superboard was using a consulting company to try to improve its image.

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