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AHS issues health advisories for popular water Lethbridge areas

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AHS issues health advisories for popular water Lethbridge areas

For mom Melanie Meyers, a dip in the Milk River would be nice on a hot summer day, but it will just be her toes going in for the next little while.“I have no intention of us going fully in that water,” she said. “If we wade into it we will be washing up after,…

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New Brunswick cat colony survey results ‘surprising’ to rescue group

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New Brunswick cat colony survey results ‘surprising’ to rescue group

A year-long survey being done by Cat Rescue Maritimes (CARMA) is shining light on where cat colonies exist in New Brunswick, and how many feral cats there currently are.CARMA president Sue Knight said the organization has gotten 146 responses through their online survey since launching it in March. Story continues below Knight said the “biggest…

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Canadian doctors save baby Sebastian Havill in utero with world-first procedure

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Canadian doctors save baby Sebastian Havill in utero with world-first procedure

When baby Sebastian Havill entered the world, he’d already had two surgeries — one done on the tiny infant’s beating heart while he was still in his mother’s womb.The procedure, called a Balloon Atrial Septoplasty, or BAS, was performed to treat Sebastian’s specific heart defects. It was done by Canada’s own Hospital for Sick Children…

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Leila Attar, Ottawa teen who survived fentanyl overdose speaks in Vancouver

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Leila Attar, Ottawa teen who survived fentanyl overdose speaks in Vancouver

“Yeah, sorry there was fentanyl in it.”That was the half-hearted apology from a trusted friend after Leila Attar overdosed on the drugs she was given as part of a “breakup” with substances.Now, the 19-year-old Ottawa resident who almost died taking what she thought was Percocet last November is in Vancouver, at the end of a…

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Ontario considers requiring disclosure of pharmaceutical payments made to doctors

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Ontario considers requiring disclosure of pharmaceutical payments made to doctors

TORONTO – Ontario is considering requiring any payments private drug companies make to doctors to be disclosed publicly.The province has now started consulting with patient groups, health-care providers and the pharmaceutical and medical device industries about the regulations that govern such payments.Patients in the United States, Australia and some European countries can already go online…

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India Crumbled Under Pressure, Admits Mithali Raj After Final Defeat

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India Crumbled Under Pressure, Admits Mithali Raj After Final Defeat

England, captained by Heather Knight, edged out South Africa by two wickets in the other semi-final, and hold the head-to-head advantage over India in the 50-over format at World Cups, with six wins to the visitors’ four.Advertisement Dorai Raj believed that the result of the final could change the face of women’s cricket in India….

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Abrupt change in children’s clinic leaves Edmonton parents scrambling: ‘Where are we supposed to go now?’

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Abrupt change in children’s clinic leaves Edmonton parents scrambling: ‘Where are we supposed to go now?’

A decision by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Covenant Health to move a learning and development clinic has some Edmonton parents concerned for the educational and mental health needs of their children.There are currently two sites in Edmonton that offer the Learning and Development Clinic – the Grey Nuns and the East Edmonton Health Centre….

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Indian batsmen make merry on final warm-up day

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Indian batsmen make merry on final warm-up day

Brief Scores: SLC President’s XI first innings:187 (Danushka Gunathilaka 74, Lahiru Thirimanne 59, Kuldeep Yadav 4/14, Ravindra Jadeja 3/31) vs India first innings: 135/3 (Lokesh Rahul 54, Virat Kohli 34 not out, Ajinkya Rahane 30 not out).Dhawan batted at number eight in the innings but made 41 off just 48 balls before retiring. It was…

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Parliamentarian deals setback to GOP repeal bill

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Parliamentarian deals setback to GOP repeal bill

“Targeting Planned Parenthood because we provide abortion is an obvious violation of the Byrd Rule because the provision’s primary intent is clearly political, and the budgetary impact is “merely incidental” to that objective”, said Dana Singiser, vice president of public policy and government affairs for Planned Parenthood Federation of America.That means Republicans would either have…

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7 ways you’re sabotaging your ‘healthy’ breakfast smoothie

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7 ways you’re sabotaging your ‘healthy’ breakfast smoothie

It has fruits, veggies, yogurt and protein powder. Your breakfast smoothie is healthy, isn’t it?Take a second look, dietitians say. More often than not, smoothies are packed with sugar and too many calories, threatening to sabotage your weight loss efforts. Story continues below Related 8 so-called ‘healthy’ foods registered dietitians wouldn’t (or rarely) eat 6…

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