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FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus

FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus

U.S. regulators have approved a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus. Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said the Food and Drug Administration approved it late Friday.
Feds say police cannabis testing ongoing, rules on edibles in place in one year

Feds say police cannabis testing ongoing, rules on edibles in place in one year

EDMONTON — Canada's health minister says pilot projects have begun on roadside police testing for marijuana, and the plan is to have rules in place for edible cannabis around July 2019.
Desmond family brings call for inquiry into military murder-suicide to Ottawa

Desmond family brings call for inquiry into military murder-suicide to Ottawa

OTTAWA — The family of an Afghan war veteran who shot and killed his mother, wife and daughter before taking his own life earlier this year has taken their call for an inquiry to the steps of Parliament Hill.
Various packaged vegetable products recalled over listeria concern

Various packaged vegetable products recalled over listeria concern

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says numerous packaged vegetable products have been recalled over concerns about listeria contamination.

Fish sold in Toronto-area store recalled due to botulism risk: CFIA

TORONTO — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a variety of fish products from two grocery stores in the Toronto area are being recalled due to a risk of botulism.

Caviar recalled due to risk of botulism, Canadian Food Inspection Agency says

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a brand of caviar is being recalled because it may contain a dangerous toxin.
Gord Downie 'like a Terry Fox in the modern day,' says doctor

Gord Downie 'like a Terry Fox in the modern day,' says doctor

TORONTO — Gord Downie's openness about his diagnosis with terminal brain cancer will leave a lasting legacy that makes him "a Terry Fox in the modern day," says a radiation oncologist who treated the late Tragically Hip frontman.
UBC students learn to care for Indigenous people by understanding racist legacy

UBC students learn to care for Indigenous people by understanding racist legacy

VANCOUVER — The University of British Columbia is on mission to train future doctors, dentists and other health-care providers to treat Indigenous patients by learning about the pain inflicted by past Canadian policies.
Closing arguments set in deadly meningitis outbreak trial

Closing arguments set in deadly meningitis outbreak trial

BOSTON — Attorneys are preparing to make their closing arguments in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with second-degree murder in a deadly meningitis outbreak.
Health ministers looking at electronic database to fight opioid crisis

Health ministers looking at electronic database to fight opioid crisis

EDMONTON — Canada's health ministers are looking at ways of working together, including an electronic prescription database, to fight the growing crisis in opioid addictions.