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First-of-a-kind Novartis heart failure drug saves lives, cuts hospitalizations in big study

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 per cent....

posted: August 30,2014





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Scientists at Canada's National Lab created, tested the anti-Ebola drug ZMapp

TORONTO - The experimental Ebola drug ZMapp was able to save monkeys even when treatment was started five days after the animals were infected, when some were suffering from advanced disease, a new study shows....


Privacy office finds Medicentres failed to protect patient data on stolen laptop

EDMONTON - Alberta's privacy commissioner says a chain of medical clinics failed to protect patients' health information on a laptop that was stolen and took too long to publicly report the theft....


First Manitoba case of West Nile virus this year found in Winnipeg-area man

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Health is reporting its first case of West Nile virus in a person this year....


For a legal pot-store owner in the U.S., life still includes armed guards, cash

DENVER - Meeting the taxman can be an adrenaline-pumping escapade for a marijuana-store owner....


Regina health region glitch faxes 13 patients' reports to wrong place

REGINA - The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region says a software glitch led to 13 patients' reports being faxed to the wrong number....


Canada sending chartered plane for Ebola lab scientists in Sierra Leone

TORONTO - Canada is sending a charter plane to repatriate scientists who have been operating the country's mobile Ebola laboratory in Sierra Leone....






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