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Extending employment insurance benefits to people with serious illnesses

Tue, Sep 1: Political leaders are being asked to extend employment insurance benefits for people unable to work due to seriou…

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Lyme disease tests may not be accurate for some Canadians

Mon, Aug 31 : A new study out of Alberta sugg…

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Birth with midwife or family doctor can be as safe as with specialist

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  • Industry in final ad blitz against new U.S. smog rule 32 minutes ago

    By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A multimedia, multi-state advertising blitz from industry groups opposing new national ozone standards reached Pennsylvania … More »Industry in final ad blitz against new U.S. smog rule

    By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A multimedia, multi-state advertising blitz from industry groups opposing new national ozone standards reached Pennsylvania on Tuesday, part of their last-ditch attempt to scuttle the Obama administration's plans to issue new rules governing ground-level smog by Oct. 1. The …

  • Sanofi, Regeneron say new cholesterol drug data positive 34 minutes ago

    Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday that a study into their new cholesterol-lowering drug, Praluent, showed promising results. "In a new pooled analysis … More »Sanofi, Regeneron say new cholesterol drug data positive

    Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday that a study into their new cholesterol-lowering drug, Praluent, showed promising results. "In a new pooled analysis of heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HeFH) patients ... Praluent significantly reduced bad cholesterol," the French company said in a statement, …

  • Europe gets Amgen cholesterol drug for 50-60 percent of U.S. price 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Amgen is launching its injectable cholesterol drug in Europe at around half the U.S. price, in a move likely to stoke controversy … More »Europe gets Amgen cholesterol drug for 50-60 percent of U.S. price

    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Amgen is launching its injectable cholesterol drug in Europe at around half the U.S. price, in a move likely to stoke controversy about the way Americans end up paying far more than others for new medicines. Repatha belongs to a potent and expensive new class of drugs for lowering "bad" …

  • Pope Francis talks from the window during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican
    Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    By Isla Binnie VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year to formally forgive women … More »Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year

    Pope Francis talks from the window during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican

    By Isla Binnie VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions, in the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church. In Church teaching, abortion is such a grave sin …

  • China adopts tougher rules to curb tobacco advertisements 2 hours 49 minutes ago

    By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - China enforced sweeping new rules on Tuesday to restrict tobacco advertisements, in its latest step to rein in a widespread … More »China adopts tougher rules to curb tobacco advertisements

    By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - China enforced sweeping new rules on Tuesday to restrict tobacco advertisements, in its latest step to rein in a widespread habit that has caused a massive health crisis. More than 300 million people have made cigarettes part of the social fabric in the world's biggest producer …

  • One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when. Obesity in midlife has long been suspected of increasing the risk of Alzheimer's. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health took a closer look …

  • Testing is underway to determine whether Newfoundland and Labrador has its first cases of locally contracted Lyme disease. A four-year-old girl and her grandmother are undergoing treatment with antibiotics after presenting to health officials with a bull's eye rash that can develop when someone has contracted the illness …

  • Roderick Nunley, 50, is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at 6 p.m. CDT in the state's death chamber in Bonne Terre, Missouri. Nunley pleaded guilty to the murder of Ann Harrison, a Kansas City high school girl who was waiting for her school bus on a March morning when he and accomplice Michael Taylor drove …

  • A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California comes up for a new round of hearings on Tuesday, after failing in the legislature earlier this summer amid opposition from the Catholic Church. The measure, which was pulled from consideration in the legislature's regular …

  • The head of Britain's national sperm bank urged men to prove their manhood and help ease a shortage after the center signed up just nine registered donors in the year since its creation. "If I advertised saying 'Men, prove your worth, show me how good you are', then I would get hundreds of donors," Laura Witjens, the chief …

  • Company logo of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc is seen at its headquarters in Laval

    Amgen pulled out of the project because suicidal thoughts were observed in some patients taking the medicine, casting a shadow over its prospects. Valeant said on Tuesday it would make an upfront payment of $100 million to AstraZeneca, and additional pre-launch milestone payments of up to $170 million and sales-related …

  • Migrants play paddle ball near tents in the makeshift camp called "The New Jungle" in Calais

    By Pierre Savary CALAIS, France (Reuters) - France plans to build a camp this winter for as many as 1,500 migrants in the northern port city of Calais where twice that many are living in tents and hoping to make the sea-crossing to Britain. European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans, visiting Calais with French …

  • Activity in China's vast factory sector shrank at its fastest pace in almost 6-1/2 years in August, a private survey showed on Tuesday, increasing investor fears that the world's second-largest economy may be lurching toward a hard landing. Some economists believe China's current growth rate is already much weaker, and …

  • Workers fix second-hand robots in a factory in Shanghai

    BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Activity in China's factory sector shrank at its fastest rate in at least three years in August as domestic and export orders tumbled, increasing investors' fears that the world's second-largest economy may be lurching toward a hard landing. Hurt by soft demand, overcapacity and falling investment, …

  • By Chris Arsenault TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The coercive sterilization of indigenous women in Canadian health centers during the 1970s was more widespread than previously believed, with impoverished communities in the north disproportionately targeted, a researcher has found. The Canadian government was …

 
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