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A chronology of major events in the right-to-die debate in Canada

A chronology of the major events in the right-to-die debate:...

posted: September 1,2014

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Hold the champagne: Improved US eating habits still aren't great; rich-poor diet gap has grown

CHICAGO - Americans' eating habits have improved except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found....

Action-packed TV might also pack on pounds by triggering mindless snacking, research suggests

CHICAGO - Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show....

First-of-a-kind Novartis heart failure drug saves lives, cuts hospitalizations in big study

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 per cent....

Scientists at Canada's National Lab created, tested the anti-Ebola drug ZMapp

TORONTO - The experimental Ebola drug ZMapp was able to save monkeys even when treatment was started five days after the animals were infected, when some were suffering from advanced disease, a new study shows....

Privacy office finds Medicentres failed to protect patient data on stolen laptop

EDMONTON - Alberta's privacy commissioner says a chain of medical clinics failed to protect patients' health information on a laptop that was stolen and took too long to publicly report the theft....

First Manitoba case of West Nile virus this year found in Winnipeg-area man

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Health is reporting its first case of West Nile virus in a person this year....

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