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CDC's dire forecast: Weather causes 2,000 deaths a year in US with nearly two-thirds from cold

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report....

posted: July 30,2014

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Manitoba premier says August civic holiday will be renamed Terry Fox day

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government plans to change the name of the province's August civic holiday to Terry Fox Day....

Surgeon General: Skin cancer rates spike after generation of sunbathing, tanning beds

WASHINGTON - Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 per cent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973....

Montreal hospital testing bariatic surgery patients over possible infection risk

MONTREAL - A Montreal-area hospital says it's playing it safe by testing patients who underwent bariatric surgery and might have contracted HIV or hepatitis from an improperly sterilized surgical tool....

Alabama doctors accused of wrongful penis amputation file motion to dismiss suit

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims....

Calgary pilot project tries to find IT jobs for people with autism

CALGARY - Organizers of a pilot project say the very factors that pose challenges for people with autism could be qualities that help them excel in the information technology sector....

New Brunswick announces plan to pay for drugs to treat rare diseases

FREDERICTON - A program has been launched in New Brunswick to help people pay for drugs for rare diseases....

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