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  • Rescue workers are seen at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes
    Report of plane passenger video overshadows exec visit to crash site 11 hours ago

    By Reuters Staff BERLIN/LE VERNET, France (Reuters) - A video of the final seconds aboard the Germanwings plane that crashed in France last week has been discovered, … More »Report of plane passenger video overshadows exec visit to crash site

    Rescue workers are seen at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes

    By Reuters Staff BERLIN/LE VERNET, France (Reuters) - A video of the final seconds aboard the Germanwings plane that crashed in France last week has been discovered, reports said on Wednesday, just hours before executives visiting the crash site dodged questions about the mental health of the pilot. The video was found …

  • Deal reached in insurance clawback case involving woman unable to speak, walk 15 hours ago

    A woman who was left unable to speak or walk following a car accident has reached a settlement with the Nova Scotia government after the province attempted to claw back … More »Deal reached in insurance clawback case involving woman unable to speak, walk

    A woman who was left unable to speak or walk following a car accident has reached a settlement with the Nova Scotia government after the province attempted to claw back her insurance settlement. The government was attempting to claw back a $1 million insurance settlement that Joellan Huntley received following the crash …

  • Woman kneels in front of candles and flowers as she prays for the victims of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 at Duesseldorf airport
    Germanwings co-pilot lied to doctors about sick leave: Bild 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps allegedly lied to doctors, telling them he was on sick leave rather than flying … More »Germanwings co-pilot lied to doctors about sick leave: Bild

    Woman kneels in front of candles and flowers as she prays for the victims of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 at Duesseldorf airport

    The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps allegedly lied to doctors, telling them he was on sick leave rather than flying commercial planes, German daily Bild reported on Thursday. Citing sources from the investigation, the paper said 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz had sought medical …

  • New Brunswick budget unfairly targets seniors and students, critics say 15 hours ago

    New Brunswick's finance minister is fending off accusations that his first budget unfairly targets seniors and students, saying the $8.6-billion fiscal plan asks all … More »New Brunswick budget unfairly targets seniors and students, critics say

    New Brunswick's finance minister is fending off accusations that his first budget unfairly targets seniors and students, saying the $8.6-billion fiscal plan asks all taxpayers to share the burden of balancing finances that are deeply in the red. Roger Melanson's budget, tabled Tuesday with a projected $476.8-million deficit, …

  • A vial of the Canadian-made Ebola vaccine VSV-ZEBOV, is pictured in a recent photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research - Col. Shon Remich
    1st human studies promising for Ebola vaccine designed at Canada's national lab 10 hours ago

    The first human trials of a designed-in-Canada Ebola vaccine suggest it is safe and triggers a rapid immune response, two articles published Wednesday reveal. The work, … More »1st human studies promising for Ebola vaccine designed at Canada's national lab

    A vial of the Canadian-made Ebola vaccine VSV-ZEBOV, is pictured in a recent photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research - Col. Shon Remich

    The first human trials of a designed-in-Canada Ebola vaccine suggest it is safe and triggers a rapid immune response, two articles published Wednesday reveal. The work, based on six clinical trials in the United States, Switzerland, Germany, Gabon and Kenya, found the vaccine quickly generates antibodies in people who …

  • Gertrude Weaver is pictured Camden, Arkansas in this undated handout photo

    The world's oldest person, 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver of Arkansas, believes the key to longevity is treating other people kindly. Weaver, born on July 4, 1898, lives at a senior care facility in Camden Arkansas, where she exercises in her wheelchair three times a week and eats three meals a day at the facility's dining …

  • This May 21, 2007 file photo shows a glass of iced tea in Concord, N.H. Doctors have traced an Arkansas man's kidney failure to an unusual cause — his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day. He said he drank about 16 8-ounce cups of iced tea every day. Black tea has the chemical oxalate which known to cause kidney stones or even kidney failure in excessive amounts. The man is on dialysis, perhaps for the rest of his life. The case report is in the Thursday, April 2, 2015 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

    Doctors traced an Arkansas man's kidney failure to an unusual cause — his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day. They ruled out several potential causes before stumbling on a reason for the 56-year-old man's kidney problems. He said he drank about 16 8-ounce cups of iced tea every day. Black tea has a chemical …

  • By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender people in Malta will no longer need to have surgery, sterilization and a diagnosis of mental illness to legally change gender under a law passed on Wednesday, which rights groups hailed as a new benchmark for LGBTI rights in Europe. The majority of countries …

  • By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - - Obese children may have taste buds that are less able to detect fats than those of leaner kids, a factor that could contribute to excessive eating, a small study suggests. "Some people may be more susceptible to dietary fat than others," said Russell Keast, a nutrition researcher …

  • The Saskatchewan government says it will now provide new drug coverage for hepatitis C — a viral disease that affects the liver. Health Minister Dustin Duncan says the new drugs, Harvoni and Sovaldi, are better tolerated by patients than other therapies. Dr. Stephen Sanche of the Royal University Hospital praised the …

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says comments made this week by the union representing Canada's meat inspectors are unnecessarily undermining confidence in the country's food safety system. A news release signed by president Bruce Archibald says the agency is proud that Canada's food safety system has been rated No. …

  • By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Early-stage trials of an experimental Ebola vaccine, two in the United States and four in Africa and Europe, have found that it appears to be safe and triggered robust production of Ebola-fighting antibodies, scientists reported on Wednesday. Since trials cannot ethically expose volunteers …

  • By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - - The puzzling case of a 56-year-old U.S. man who suddenly developed weakness, fatigue and body aches is leading doctors to warn that massive consumption of tea may be responsible for some unexplained cases of kidney failure. It's being called iced-tea nephropathy by the New England Journal …

  • Deadline Approaches To Signup For Health Insurance Under Affordable Care Act

    By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Republican governors likely to run for president have secured hundreds millions of dollars under Obamacare while working to dismantle the healthcare law, according to a Reuters review of federal spending records. Governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Chris Christie of New …

  • A French Red Cross team picks up a suspected Ebola case from the centre of Forecariah

    By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma said on Wednesday authorities would soon start laying off staff recruited to fight Ebola as the numbers of cases decline, but these workers would be employed elsewhere, where possible. Sierra Leone and neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone …