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Nova Scotia aims to cut wait times for knee, hip replacements to six months

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is moving to significantly cut Canada's worst wait times for hip and knee replacements, as it strives to meet the national standard over the next four years — or possibly earlier.

Nova Scotia doctor acquitted of fraud, unlawful possession of narcotics

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. — A Halifax-area doctor has been acquitted of fraud and unlawful possession of narcotics, but remains unable to practice as she faces a professional disciplinary probe. Dr.

Conciliator could start next week in Nova Scotia health contract talks:minister

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's labour minister says he will appoint a conciliator in stalled contract talks with four health care unions. Labi Kousoulis says the request was made by the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre.
US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

NEW YORK — America's weight problem isn't getting any better, according to new government research. Overall, obesity figures stayed about the same: About 40 per cent of adults are obese and 18.5 per cent of children.

Provincial health department says Saskatchewan has highest HIV rate in country

REGINA — The provincial government says Saskatchewan has the highest number of HIV cases reported in Canada. Data released by the Saskatchewan Health Department and population health branch shows the province had 2,091 HIV cases from 1985-2016.

Man charged after allegedly pulling imitation weapon during hospital spat

Winnipeg police have charged a man after he allegedly pulled an imitation handgun on another man outside one of the city's biggest hospitals.

FDA advisers endorse gene therapy to treat form of blindness

SILVER SPRING, Md. — A potentially groundbreaking treatment for a rare form of blindness moved one step closer to U.S.

Long-term care patients in Quebec will soon be able to use surveillance cameras

MONTREAL — Quebec will allow residents in provincially run long-term care facilities to install cameras in their rooms without having to inform the establishment and its employees.

Doctor warns parents to lock up medication to prevent theft by teens

VANCOUVER — Teenagers who steal prescription medication from a medicine cabinet at home may be at risk of becoming addicted to drugs, says a family doctor who treats chronic substance use. Dr.
The Latest: FDA advisers endorse gene therapy for blindness

The Latest: FDA advisers endorse gene therapy for blindness

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Latest on an FDA panel's discussion on a gene therapy treatment for blindness (all times local): 3:19 p.m. U.S.