Wednesday October 22, 2014


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Testing of Canadian Ebola vaccine moving as fast as possible: NewLink CEO

TORONTO - The CEO of the company that holds the licence for a Canadian-made Ebola vaccine has a message for people who are frustrated by how long it is taking to get it into use in West Africa....

posted: October 22,2014


Ontario ombudsman finds 'alarming loopholes' in unlicensed daycare system

TORONTO - Unlicensed daycares in Ontario operate under lax and barely enforced rules in a system with legal loopholes, the province's ombudsman has found in an investigation prompted by the death of a two-year-old girl....

B.C.'s seniors' advocate to poll elderly about support services, transport

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's new seniors' advocate is turning to the people who know best about what's working for the elderly and what needs to be improved....

Medical marijuana from unlicensed outlet shouldn't be covered: Nova Scotia court

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Court of Appeal has overturned a lower court's ruling that ordered the provincial government to cover the costs of medical marijuana for a woman who bought the drug from an unlicensed outlet....

Nova Scotia working to modernize fee structure for doctors: official

HALIFAX - The deputy minister of Nova Scotia's Health Department says it will take at least another two years to modernize the fee-code structure doctors use to bill for their services....

Manufacturers see spike in demand for personal protective gear in light of US Ebola fears

BALTIMORE - Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals, with at least one doubling its staff...

Regular eye exams can detect glaucoma, 'silent thief of sight,' experts say

TORONTO - It turns out those ubiquitous tinted glasses worn by Bono aren't just glam rock-star posturing, but a way of dealing with light sensitivity resulting from glaucoma a condition the U2 frontman was diagnosed with 20 years ago....

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