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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, during a 'Commit to Vote' grassroots organizing meeting. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Hillary Rodham Clinton likens Republicans' 'extreme' views on women to those of terrorists

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an audience her potential rivals were pushing outdated policies. Clinton did not mention any specific terrorist or militant groups, such as the Islamic State, which has held women as sex slaves in Iraq and Syria. "Bu…

  • Valeant to buy sex drug company for … The Canadian Press - Thu, 20 Aug, 2015
    The head office and logo of Valeant Pharmaceuticals are pictured in Montreal on Monday, May 27, 2013. Quebec-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals has a friendly deal to buy Sprout Pharmaceuticals for $1 billion cash plus incentives. Earlier this week, Sprout received U.S. approval to market a drug for improving sexual satisfaction. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

    A Canadian pharmaceutical company is entering the sexual stimulation business by spending more than US$1 billion to acquire the maker of a libido drug dubbed, if somewhat incorrectly, the female Viagra. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (TSX:VRX) said it has reached a friendly deal to buy North Carolina-based Sprout Pharmaceuticals …

  • 11-year-old impregnated in rape gives … The Canadian Press - Thu, 13 Aug, 2015
    FILE - In this May 14, 2015 file photo, a 13-year-old girl holds her one-month-old baby at a shelter for troubled children in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. The girl said she was raped by her stepfather from the time she was 10 and became pregnant when she was 12. Another pregnant girl, age 11, whose case drew international scorn when Paraguay's government denied her an abortion, gave birth on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. The girl was allegedly raped and impregnated by her stepfather when she was 10. In Paraguay, abortion is banned except when the mother's life is in danger. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)

    An 11-year-old girl who was denied an abortion after being raped gave birth Thursday, the culmination of a case that put a spotlight on child rape in this poor South American nation and drew criticism from human rights groups. Elizabeth Torales, a lawyer for the girl's mother, told The Associated Press that the minor gave …

  • Blood from gay, bisexual and transgender … The Canadian Press - Thu, 13 Aug, 2015
    This handout photo provided by American University/Jordan Eagles shows Eagles seven-foot-tall sculpture: "Jordan Eagle:Blood Mirror.: Eagles created the sculpture that includes the blood of nine gay, bisexual and transgender men to protest the Food and Drug Administration’s ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. The American University Museum will showcase the sculpture in a new exhibit opening Sept. 12. The sculpture includes blood donations encased in resin to preserve the material over time. (American University/Jordan Eagles/Leo Herrera via AP)

    A Washington museum will exhibit a sculpture that uses the blood of nine gay, bisexual and transgender men to protest the federal ban on blood donations from men who have sex with other men. The American University Museum will showcase Jordan Eagles' sculpture, entitled "Jordan Eagles: Blood Mirror," in an exhibit opening …

  • Family of Cdn teacher jailed in Indonesia … The Canadian Press - Mon, 10 Aug, 2015
    Canadian teacher Neil Bantleman is shown sitting inside a holding cell prior to the start of his trial hearing to listen to the prosecutor's demand at South Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, March 12, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Dita Alangkara

    An Indonesian court's decision to dismiss a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against an elite international school is an encouraging sign for a Canadian teacher accused of abusing students while working there, his family said Monday. Guy Bantleman said the reasons for dismissing the US$125-million civil action will be hard …

  • Hamilton cancer screening bus tries to reach LGBTQ communities

    Hamilton's cancer screening bus is holding a special screening day next Saturday for members of the LGBTQ community. Getting tests for cervical, colon and breast cancer can be uncomfortable for anyone, and it can get even more complicated when patients feel their doctors may not understand their gender or sexual identities. …

  • Hepatitis increasingly goes hand in … The Canadian Press - Fri, 7 Aug, 2015
    In Thursday, July 30, 2015 photo Ryan Kinsella poses outside his bicycle repair business in Penobscot, Maine. Kinsella broke his back in a rock climbing accident in 2002. The accident left him with partially paralyzed legs. He is recovering from a long battle with hepatitis C., which he contracted by sharing IV drug needles. The rise of cheap heroin has brought a rise in hepatitis C. Perhaps nowhere is the problem starker than in Downeast Maine, which has the highest hepatitis C rate in a state with quintuple the national average. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Public health agencies and drug treatment centres across the U.S. are scrambling to battle an increase in cases of hepatitis C, which they believe relates at least in part to a surge in intravenous heroin use. Nationwide, the number of cases of acute hepatitis C grew 273 per cent from 2009 to 2013, the Centers for Disease …

  • The Latest: In debate, Trump says he … The Canadian Press - Thu, 6 Aug, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich, center, says hello to the daughters of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right, Catherine, 4, second from right, and Caroline, 7, left, during a commercial break as they participate in the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) received a rousing round of applause during Thursday's first presidential debate when he said he can disagree with someone on same-sex marriage and still love them. Kasich said he believes marriage is between a man and a woman but he urged his state's residents to respect the U.S. Supreme …

  • The Daily Show: 7 memorable Canadian moments

    Seemingly every scandal, tragedy and newsworthy absurdity of the last 16 years has crossed the desk of Jon Stewart during his tenure as host of The Daily Show, which comes to an end on Aug. 6.

  • 'Girls' keep working streets … CBC - Tue, 4 Aug, 2015
    'Girls' keep working streets despite serial predator warning

    Chantelle walks the same streets her sister used to walk, head held high, determined to turn another $20 trick, then kick her crack addiction and figure out how to get a roof over her head. The loop along 107th Avenue, Stony Plain Road and 118th Avenue is often the first place Thomason visits after returning from vaca …

  • 'Health is more than body size'; … The Canadian Press - Fri, 31 Jul, 2015
    Erica Schenk, who has been a runner for 10 years, is seen on the cover of the August 2015 edition of Women's Running. The magazine is making international headlines for featuring the plus-size model on its cover of its August issue which focuses on body positivity. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Women's Running

    What's more, the "obsession" about body weight and composition has little to do with actual health, said Dr. Arya Sharma, chair in obesity research and management at the University of Alberta. While many are quick to use weight as a key measure of fitness, Sharma said there are many misconceptions about what the numbers …

  • Saint John transgender woman fights to change birth certificate

    A Saint John transgender woman is preparing to file a complaint to the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission to change the gender on her birth certificate and driver licence from male to female. Gloria Halvorsen legally changed her name in May, and while her driver's licence displays an updated name and photo, she is now fighting to …

  • In Kenya, Obama blends blunt messages … The Canadian Press - Sat, 25 Jul, 2015
    President Barack Obama, left, and Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, arrive to speak to the media after meeting together at State House in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    President Barack Obama mixed blunt messages to Kenya's leaders on gay rights, corruption and counterterrorism Saturday with warm reflections on his family ties to a nation that considers him a local son. Obama's comments during a news conference with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta reflected the unusual nature of his long-awaited …

  • Infectious syphilis cases up 76 per cent in Ottawa in last year

    Cases of infectious syphilis are up 76 per cent over the past year, according to Ottawa Public Health, and the agency is asking those at risk to be screened. All cases in the last year have been boys or men, more than 90-per-cent of whom report they are men who have sex with men, the agency said in a statement issued Thursday. …

  • Summerside man gets 18 months in jail for sexual assault on teen

    Daryl Harold Jelley was sentenced to 18 months in jail for luring and sexually assaulting a teenage girl. The 48-year-old was sentenced in provincial court in Summerside Tuesday. Judge Jeff Lantz sentenced Jelley to six more months than the minimum sentence.

  • Syphilis rise on P.E.I a reminder of STI screening importance

    The recent rise in the number of syphilis cases on P.E.I. should serve as a reminder of the importance of getting screened for sexually transmitted infections, say health officials. On Thursday, P.E.I's chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison issued an advisory, saying there have been 15 confirmed lab cases of …

  • Syphilis rise on P.E.I a reminder of STI screening importance

    P.E.I.'s Chief Public Health Office is concerned with the increase of cases of syphilis. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison says there have been 15 new cases of the infectious disease over the past 18 months. Syphilis is primarily transmitted by unprotected sex.

  • Mental health disorders disrupt children's transition to adulthood, study finds

    Common childhood mental health disorders — such as anxiety, depression and behavioural problems like ADHD — are associated with a disrupted transition to adulthood, even if the disorders don't persist into adulthood, new research from Duke University suggests. Dubbed as the Great Smoky Mountains Study, the research followed …

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