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VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans

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Hulu sued for not offering audio service for blind customers

BOSTON — Advocacy groups have sued Hulu in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps people who are blind or visually impaired enjoy TV shows and movies.

Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls, study says

CHICAGO — Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. girls, a 15-year study of emergency room visits found.

Worker suffers life-threatening injuries in industrial accident in Saskatoon

SASKATOON — A worker has been taken to a Saskatoon hospital in an industrial accident at a manufacturing facility. Police were called to Prairie Machine and Parts around 11 a.m. where they were told a worker had been hurt on the job.
Services provided, but outcomes not tracked for Syrians: auditor general

Services provided, but outcomes not tracked for Syrians: auditor general

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is struggling to track the impact of its historic effort to resettle upwards of 40,000 Syrian refugees, the federal auditor general concluded Tuesday in his fall report.

Residential counsellor at Oakville, Ont., facility charged with assault

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Halton regional police say a residential counsellor at a facility in Oakville, Ont., has been charged with assaulting a resident.
Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behaviour

Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behaviour

NEW YORK — A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviours .
Highlights from the fall 2017 report of auditor general Michael Ferguson

Highlights from the fall 2017 report of auditor general Michael Ferguson

OTTAWA — Some of the key findings from the fall 2017 report of federal auditor general Michael Ferguson: — It is going to take years and "much more" than the original projected $540 million over three years to fix the chronic and ongoing problems wit
Startup wants to bring back Vioxx for hemophilia joint pain

Startup wants to bring back Vioxx for hemophilia joint pain

TRENTON, N.J. — Could there be a second life for the once-popular arthritis pill Vioxx? A startup pharmaceutical company hopes so. Merck & Co.

The Latest: Startup could bring back Vioxx for hemophilia

TRENTON, N.J. — The Latest on the possible return of Vioxx (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Could the once-popular arthritis pill Vioxx (VEYE-ochs) get a second life? A startup pharmaceutical company hopes so. In 2004, Merck & Co.