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  • Clinic doctor denies donors jumped queue - 2013-02-19 11:43 AM

    CALGARY - A physician from a private health clinic at the centre of a queue-jumping scandal denies saying the clinic was set up to reward deep-pocket donors from the University of Calgary.

  • CDC app lets you solve disease outbreaks at homeCDC app lets you solve disease outbreaks at home - 2013-02-19 11:34 AM

    ATLANTA - You may not be a disease detective, but now you can play one at home.

  • Seals could help research into human sleepSeals could help research into human sleep - 2013-02-19 11:33 AM

    TORONTO - Researchers at the University of Toronto say a new study on sleep patterns in seals could help explain what allows humans to get some shut-eye.

  • Study seeks to explain aboriginal stillbirths - 2013-02-19 9:53 AM

    MONTREAL - A new study has detected significantly higher stillbirth rates in aboriginal populations than in non-aboriginal ones in Quebec, especially in the later stages of pregnancy.

  • New coronavirus easily infects lung cellsNew coronavirus easily infects lung cells - 2013-02-19 8:59 AM

    TORONTO - The new coronavirus can easily infect the cells of the airways of the human lung and in fact is as adept at doing so as a common cold virus, a new study reports.

  • Throne speech first test for new premier - 2013-02-19 1:00 AM

    TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne will reach out to the opposition parties in Tuesday's throne speech, meeting some key elements on the Conservative and New Democrat agendas as the legislature gets back to business, The Canadian Press has learned.

  • Public likes docs in white coats: survey - 2013-02-18 5:28 PM

    TORONTO - Appearances count, it seems, even when a loved one's life may be hanging in the balance.

  • Hospital mistakenly declared baby dead - 2013-02-18 3:27 PM

    TORONTO - A Toronto hospital says it's launching an investigation after a newborn baby was mistakenly declared dead.

  • Hip implants a bit more likely to fail in women - 2013-02-18 1:29 PM

    CHICAGO - Hip replacements are slightly more likely to fail in women than in men, according to one of the largest studies of its kind in U.S. patients. The risk of the implants failing is low, but women were 29 per cent more likely than men to need a repeat surgery within the first three years.

  • Plant-based eating good for health: dietitianPlant-based eating good for health: dietitian - 2013-02-18 11:31 AM

    TORONTO - Leslie Beck has long been a proponent of the health benefits of a plant-based diet. But what really resonated with her when researching her latest book was the treatment of animals and the strain that is put on the environment by large industrial-style agricultural and fish-farming operations.

  • Program teaches smokers to run from addictionProgram teaches smokers to run from addiction - 2013-02-18 10:53 AM

    HALIFAX - The unseasonably hot May sun was beating down on a panting Kim Smith as she willed her legs up Citadel Hill — a climb in the annual Halifax Blue Nose marathon that even avid runners loathe.

  • Health care spending growth slowing: report - 2012-10-30 12:09 PM

    OTTAWA - Growth in health-care spending is forecast to continue to slow this year, largely because of a sluggish economy and budgetary deficits, says a newly released report.

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