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  • Toronto Stock Exchange logo is seen in Toronto
    CP outlook, Valeant deal inject cheer into TSX 20 hours ago

    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index notched a solid gain on Tuesday, helped by a surge in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc after … More »CP outlook, Valeant deal inject cheer into TSX

    Toronto Stock Exchange logo is seen in Toronto

    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index notched a solid gain on Tuesday, helped by a surge in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc after it said it planned to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc and an upbeat outlook from Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd . Valeant is not the only acquisition story bubbling …

  • A medical marijuana plant is pictured at a dispensary in Seattle on Nov. 7, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ted S. Warren
    B.C. producer recalls batch of medicinal pot after Health Canada inspection 5 hours ago

    TORONTO - A B.C. producer of medical marijuana has voluntarily recalled a batch of its "purple kush" strain and is advising consumers not to smoke the weed after a Health … More »B.C. producer recalls batch of medicinal pot after Health Canada inspection

    A medical marijuana plant is pictured at a dispensary in Seattle on Nov. 7, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ted S. Warren

    TORONTO - A B.C. producer of medical marijuana has voluntarily recalled a batch of its "purple kush" strain and is advising consumers not to smoke the weed after a Health Canada inspection of the grower's operations turned up "issues" with its production practices. In what is believed to be the first recall of medical …

  • Toronto Stock Exchange logo is seen in Toronto
    TSX higher, lifted by CN Rail; banks weigh 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged narrowly higher in early trade on Wednesday, with better-than-expected profits at Canadian National … More »TSX higher, lifted by CN Rail; banks weigh

    Toronto Stock Exchange logo is seen in Toronto

    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged narrowly higher in early trade on Wednesday, with better-than-expected profits at Canadian National Railway Co offset by dips in heavyweight bank shares. CN's results, reported after the markets closed on Tuesday, added to a cheery outlook from its …

  • Saudi Arabia reports 11 new cases of MERS virus, first in Mecca 8 hours ago

    Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had discovered 11 more cases of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including what appeared to be the first … More »Saudi Arabia reports 11 new cases of MERS virus, first in Mecca

    Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had discovered 11 more cases of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including what appeared to be the first case in the Muslim holy city of Mecca. A health ministry statement said eight of the people were in intensive care, two were stable, including a 24-year-old …

  • Oklahoma Republican Governor Fallin, chair of the National Governors Association, makes opening remarks at a news conference prior to the opening of the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington
    Oklahoma execution halted amid confusion over stay orders 12 hours ago

    By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued a one-week stay in the execution of a death row inmate due to die by lethal injection … More »Oklahoma execution halted amid confusion over stay orders

    Oklahoma Republican Governor Fallin, chair of the National Governors Association, makes opening remarks at a news conference prior to the opening of the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington

    By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued a one-week stay in the execution of a death row inmate due to die by lethal injection on Tuesday, in a move to clear up confusion over which state body has the final say over executions. Fallin ordered the stay for convicted murderer Clayton …

  • By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday announced the departure of the top health official responsible for reforming Medicare under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law. Jonathan Blum, Medicare director and principal deputy administrator of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and …

  • PERTH-ANDOVER, N.B. - The hospital in Perth-Andover, N.B., has reopened, almost a week after it closed due to rising water levels in the St. John River. The Horizon Health Network said services at the Hotel Dieu of St. Joseph's Hospital resumed Tuesday after it closed last Wednesday. But the health board said oncology …

  • By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A woman visiting her mother in Oregon is suing her neighbor, seeking $275,000 for pain, suffering and other damages she says were inflicted when a pet duck ambushed her for no apparent reason. Cynthia Ruddell, 62, of Washougal, Washington, was on her mother's property …

  • By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children with simple cases of appendicitis may be safely treated with antibiotics instead of surgery, suggests a new study. Forgoing surgery to remove the appendix may not be an option for all kids, researchers say, but just three of 30 children who tried the antibiotics-only …

  • "The largest impacts on depression were actually for those people who lived alone, so it's really suggesting that it's about connecting with others, eliminating isolation and loneliness," lead study author Shelia Cotten said. Depression affects nearly eight percent of Americans over the age of 50, or between 5 and 10 million …

  • Death row inmate William Rousan seen in a photo released by the Missouri Department of Corrections

    By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - Lawyers for a Missouri death row inmate on Tuesday filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to halt his execution over concerns about the state's secret lethal injection drugs, a day after an Oklahoma court stopped two executions there over similar issues. William …

  • CHARLOTTETOWN - The P.E.I. government says three new frontline workers should improve services for people dealing with addiction. Health and Wellness Minister Doug Currie says the positions include an addictions patient navigator, an outreach social worker and a complex case co-ordinator. Patients will also be able to …

 
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