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  • Waterloo company wants to grow medical marijuana in Hanover

    December 5, 2013 6:52 PM 11

    A Waterloo-based company wants to start growing medical marijuana on a property in Grey County. The identity of the company is not known, but the Town of Hanover announced in a press release this week that the property where the company wants to operate is zoned correctly for that operation. Plans for the medical marijuana operation were first made public

  • Parental anxiety over vaccine reactions highest with first-born children: study

    December 4, 2013 11:18 PM 4

    TORONTO -- First-born children are more likely to be taken to hospital when they have reactions to childhood vaccinations than their younger brothers and sisters, a new study shows. The difference in hospital visits post-vaccinations was greatest in the first two sets of shots babies get, at two months and four months. In fact, first-born children were 70 per cent more likely

  • New clinic offers help for cancer patients in crisis

    December 4, 2013 11:02 PM 10

    Manitobans with cancer and blood disorders in need of swift treatment for symptoms can now seek help at a new, special clinic. The Urgent Cancer Care Clinic, located on the main floor of CancerCare Manitoba on McDermot Avenue in Winnipeg, features a team of oncology specialists, nurse practitioners and specialized nurses to help cancer patients in crisis

  • Only one of 99 Alberta health executives abides by minister’s request to refuse bonuses

    December 4, 2013 10:51 PM 7

    Word that only one of 99 senior Alberta Health Services (AHS) executives refused to accept performance-linked pay as requested by the government reminds me of that now-famous quote: "I am entitled to my entitlements." The phrase was uttered almost a decade ago to a parliamentary committee by former Liberal cabinet minister David Dingwall, who grabbed

  • Sea otter shot in face now in stable condition: aquarium

    December 4, 2013 8:20 PM 3

    The rescued critter was found wounded and blind after suffering gunshot wounds to the head, but the Vancouver Aquarium announced Wednesday he is no longer in critical condition. In a release, the aquarium said Walter is now considered stable after seven weeks of receiving critical care and a number of successful surgeries to fix shattered bones in one of his flippers

  • Depression in Pregnant Women may Alter Brain Development of Infants

    December 4, 2013 5:22 PM 13

    Depression can dramatically alter daily activities for the individual suffering from the mental disorder and it can hinder time shared with the friend or loved one going through this difficult health issue. However, for expectant mothers suffering from depression, a recent study shows that they may actually have a negative impact on the development of their

  • Giving Tuesday encourages Winnipeggers to donate to charity

    December 4, 2013 12:58 AM 3

    Charities like the Canadian Cancer Society are hoping festive shoppers will consider donating or volunteering their time to a cause this holiday season. The society is among a number of charities taking part in the first Canadian edition of "Giving Tuesday." The Giving Tuesday movement encourages people, perhaps worn out by the shopping mayhem of Black

  • Key breast cancer molecule found

    December 4, 2013 12:14 AM 6

    4 December 2013 Last updated at 00:10 GMT Breast cancer patients could avoid potentially unnecessary surgery and radiotherapy as a result of new research in London. Barts Cancer Institute has discovered how to identify potentially aggressive cells in a certain type of breast cancer which affects thousands of people every year. Professor Louise Jones

  • Good Samaritans keep Meals on Wheels rolling on icy roads

    December 3, 2013 11:29 PM 8

    Snow, ice and nearly impassable community roads prompted an emergency call for help from Meals on Wheels on Tuesday morning and Calgarians responded in droves. Using the medium of twitter, Meals on Wheels asked for people with all wheel drive vehicles to help with the distribution of meals after many of the organization’s regular volunteers were unable

  • Cancer drug Xeloda linked to severe skin reactions

    December 3, 2013 7:31 PM 4

    A drug used to treat breast or colorectal cancer that has spread is associated with very rare cases of severe skin reactions, Health Canada says. "Very rare cases of severe cutaneous reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN), in some cases with fatal outcome, have been reported during treatment with Xeloda