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Montreal 'Weedmaps' ads removed after anti-marijuana complaints

Montreal 'Weedmaps' ads removed after anti-marijuana complaints

MONTREAL — Several Montreal billboards promoting an app that lists local pot providers appear to have been taken down after complaints by at least one citizen.
New responses needed on HIV non-disclosure, but not necessarily new law: study

New responses needed on HIV non-disclosure, but not necessarily new law: study

OTTAWA — A government study on how the criminal justice system deals with people who don't disclose their HIV status says existing laws aren't being applied consistently.
FDA approves first-of-a-kind test for cancer gene profiling

FDA approves first-of-a-kind test for cancer gene profiling

U.S. regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind test that looks for mutations in hundreds of cancer genes at once, giving a more complete picture of what's driving a patient's tumour and aiding efforts to match treatments to those flaws. The U.S.
Philippines puts dengue immunization program on hold

Philippines puts dengue immunization program on hold

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Department of Health said Friday it has put on hold its dengue immunization program after new findings by vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur that severe cases of dengue can occur in the longer term among those va

US approves monthly injection for opioid addiction

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials on Thursday approved the first injectable form of the leading medication to treat patients recovering from addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids.
Liberal government withdraws court case on First Nations health care

Liberal government withdraws court case on First Nations health care

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is withdrawing a Federal Court challenge over the delivery of health-care services for First Nations children after reaching an agreement with the parties in a case before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.

Chinese medicine practitioner faces sex charges relating to 3 patients: police

GUELPH, Ont. — Police say they've laid sex assault charges against a 58-year-old traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and acupuncturist.
Second-hand 'toke' could lead to failure of workplace drug test: study

Second-hand 'toke' could lead to failure of workplace drug test: study

CALGARY — It looks like Canadian Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Ross Rebagliati may have been right all along.
Family 'scared' as boy with severe autism faces release without home supports

Family 'scared' as boy with severe autism faces release without home supports

A Halifax-area mother issued an emotional plea for help Thursday for her family and for her nine-year-old son, who is due to be released next week from a confined hospital unit but suffers from violently aggressive fits of frustration because of his

Court awards ex-Quebec paramedics $1.2 million over subway scare

Montreal's transit authority has been ordered to pay two former paramedics a total of more than $1.2 million for an accidental scare that left them both unable to work in the profession.