Toronto launches petition demanding Ford government reverse funding cuts
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Toronto launches petition demanding Ford government reverse funding cuts

The City of Toronto has launched a petition demanding that the Doug Ford government reverse its funding cuts. According to Toronto’s calculations, the cuts revealed in Ontario’s spring…

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More mothers contemplate legal action against Moncton delivery nurse
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More mothers contemplate legal action against Moncton delivery nurse

More mothers are contemplating legal action against labour and delivery nurse Nicole Ruest, fired from the Moncton Hospital in March after allegations surfaced she had improperly given the labour-inducing drug oxytocin…

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Change opioid prescribing guidance, U.S. lawmakers ask WHO
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Change opioid prescribing guidance, U.S. lawmakers ask WHO

Two U.S. lawmakers are calling on the World Health Organization to withdraw pain care guidelines that include what they say are false claims about the safety of prescription…

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More than 2,500 privacy breaches at N.S. health authority in recent years, report says
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More than 2,500 privacy breaches at N.S. health authority in recent years, report says

There have been almost 100 privacy breaches per month on average at the Nova Scotia Health Authority in recent years. But there is no way for the public…

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Considering delaying retirement due to rising health costs? You’re not alone
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Considering delaying retirement due to rising health costs? You’re not alone

An aging population has Canadians worried about the future of health care, according to a poll sponsored by the Canadian Medical Association that was released on Wednesday. The…

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‘You gotta Snapchat’: The hidden world of teen ‘spam accounts’ and social media
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‘You gotta Snapchat’: The hidden world of teen ‘spam accounts’ and social media

“But Mr. McKillop, I will die without my cell phone …” Kyle McKillop teaches English at L.A. Matheson Secondary School in Surrey and has got used to the melodramatics…

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Risks vs. rights: Why some experts say it’s time for Twitter and Facebook to ban anti-vaccination posts
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Risks vs. rights: Why some experts say it’s time for Twitter and Facebook to ban anti-vaccination posts

As measles cases continue to rise in Canada and the U.S., experts are calling on social media platforms to ban anti-vaccination posts, saying the risks to public health created…

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Abortion doulas help women with nowhere else to turn
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Abortion doulas help women with nowhere else to turn

A growing ring of volunteers are bringing abortion counselling to Newfoundland and Labrador amid an uptick in laws clamping down on reproductive rights south of the border. Nova…

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Homemade, natural sunscreens may leave you risking a burn
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Homemade, natural sunscreens may leave you risking a burn

Homemade sunscreens on Pinterest may look pretty and smell even prettier, but most of them won’t shield you from sunburn or skin cancer, new research shows. “Ninety-five per…

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Sextuplets shock parents and doctors anticipating 5
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Sextuplets shock parents and doctors anticipating 5

 A 29-year-old Polish mother who gave birth to sextuplets has been able to leave her hospital bed and visit her babies in another ward, where the infants are…

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