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Ambrose, provinces, to come together to develop national dementia strategy

BANFF, Alta. - Citing the "impending boom" of a dementia health-care crisis, Health Minister Rona Ambrose and her provincial and territorial counterparts agreed Wednesday to work together to develop a national strategy to fight it....

posted: October 1,2014





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Canada prepping for potential Ebola cases but still sees risk as low: Ambrose

TORONTO - Canada is considering placing doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine in hospitals around the country that have been designated to treat Ebola cases if any arrive in the country, the new chief public health officer said Wednesday....


Googling Ebola: North Americans hunt for virus info after continent's first case

WASHINGTON - Mounting concern about Ebola is manifesting itself in North America's online behaviour following the first-ever diagnosis of the virus on this continent....


Feds say reversing refugee health care program complex and costly

OTTAWA - The health care system serving thousands of refugee claimants will be thrown into chaos next month if there's a rush to create a new program, the federal government says....


Health Canada bans some drug imports from India; cites quality concerns

OTTAWA - Generic drug company Apotex Inc. is taking issue with Health Canada's ban on imports of some medications and drug ingredients produced in India due to concerns about quality....


Nova Scotia premier says he won't amend health-care labour legislation

HALIFAX - Premier Stephen McNeil says he's opposed to amending a health-care labour bill that has prompted protests outside the Nova Scotia legislature and a rebuke from a senior lawyer who says the legislation will create a "labour...


UN says deaths of Syrian children after vaccinations was an NGO 'mistake' and 'real tragedy'

The recent deaths of Syrian children after receiving measles vaccinations was the result of a "mistake" by a non-governmental partner who mixed in a muscle relaxant meant for anesthesia, a spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general said...







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