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Canada's global prosperity ranking slips to lowest level in 11 years: survey

MONTREAL — Canada's prosperity ranking has slipped in 2017 to the lowest level in 11 years, according an annual index that measures several factors including wealth and well-being. Canada now ranks No.

Co-founder of 'Ice Bucket Challenge' dies after ALS battle

PELHAM, N.Y. — The ALS Association says a man credited as one of the co-founders of the viral "Ice Bucket Challenge" that swept social media in 2014 has died after a yearslong battle with the condition known as Lou Gerhig's disease.
US troops get freeze-dried plasma for battlefield bloodshed

US troops get freeze-dried plasma for battlefield bloodshed

RALEIGH, N.C. — All of the U.S. military's special operations fighters sent off to warzones and raids now have an essential addition to their first-aid kits: freeze-dried blood plasma.

B.C.'s mental health detention system violates charter rights: report

VANCOUVER — British Columbia needs to overhaul a mental health system that allows psychiatric facilities to detain people with little justification, to deny them access to a lawyer and to take away their personal clothing as a form of punishment, a l
Feds pledge to fund mercury treatment facility in Grassy Narrows First Nation

Feds pledge to fund mercury treatment facility in Grassy Narrows First Nation

OTTAWA — The federal government has pledged to fund a treatment centre for an Ontario reserve plagued by mercury contamination.
New dengue vaccine could worsen disease in some people

New dengue vaccine could worsen disease in some people

LONDON — Drugmaker Sanofi says that its dengue vaccine, the world's first, should only be given to people who have previously been sickened by the virus, according to new long-term data.
New, long-acting drugs cut frequency of migraine headaches

New, long-acting drugs cut frequency of migraine headaches

New, long-acting drugs may hold hope for millions of people who often suffer migraines. Studies of two of these medicines, given as shots every month or so, found they cut the frequency of the notoriously painful and disabling headaches.

Privacy report says 49 workers unlawfully viewed info on Calgary patient

CALGARY — Alberta's information and privacy commissioner says 49 health workers unlawfully viewed and used information about a Calgary patient and her daughter in 2015.
Ontario moves to ban eye tattooing, implanting eye jewelry

Ontario moves to ban eye tattooing, implanting eye jewelry

TORONTO — Eyeball tattooing and implanting eye jewelry will soon be banned in Ontario after health professionals urged action to prevent the dangerous procedures.
New Brunswick distributing naloxone kits in wake of 17 opioid-related deaths

New Brunswick distributing naloxone kits in wake of 17 opioid-related deaths

FREDERICTON — In the wake of at least 17 opioid deaths in New Brunswick this year, the province has introduced a naloxone kit program in response to a growing drug epidemic nationwide.