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  • Lottery Winner Donates $40 Million

    December 21, 2013 6:03 PM 13

    Lotto winner donates $40M to charity? Well Canadian Lottery winner Tom Crist from Calgary, Canada says he doesn’t need his $40 million prize, but he knows who does: cancer charities. The 64-year-old Calgary man has pledged to donate the entire record jackpot away to charity. It is in honor of his wife of 33 years, starting with a $1.2 million donation

  • Edmontonians asked to give the gift of blood this Christmas

    December 21, 2013 4:13 PM 26

    EDMONTON – Canadian Blood Services is asking Edmontonians to help fulfill a holiday miracle for someone in need by donating blood this Christmas season. “The need for blood is constant. Every minute of every day someone in Canada needs blood. So the need for blood does not take a Christmas holiday,” said Deb Steele-Kretschmer, communications specialist

  • Super Candy Buttons recalled for undeclared egg

    December 21, 2013 3:31 PM 12

    A recent batch of Super Candy Buttons is being recalled by Regal Confections Inc. because it may contain egg not listed on the label. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning anyone with an egg allergy not to eat the product. The recall currently pertains to packets with the UPC 662572451309, but the CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation

  • Walking 20 more minutes a day cuts heart risks

    December 20, 2013 8:41 PM 14

    People with a precursor to Type 2 diabetes could reduce their risk of having a heart attack or stroke by walking at a moderate pace for about 20 minutes a day, an international trial suggests. The study in Friday's online issue the medical journal The Lancet included data from more than 9,000 people in 40 countries with impaired glucose tolerance, a precursor

  • Alberta Health Act proclaimed 0

    December 20, 2013 6:04 PM 15

    With the proclamation of the Alberta Health Act, the government is establishing a health charter, which sets out the government’s commitment to the principles of the Canada Health Act. The government will also set up a health advocate’s office, which will assist Albertans in navigating the health system. As each advocate role deals primarily with health

  • P.E.I. eliminates $150 ambulance patient transfer fee

    December 20, 2013 5:54 PM 14

    CHARLOTTETOWN -- A $150 fee that was charged to patients transferring from one hospital to another in Prince Edward Island has been eliminated. The provincial government says all ambulance transfers between hospitals will now be provided for free. Health Minister Doug Currie also says the government will introduce an ambulance dedicated to transferring

  • Frankincense kills late-stage ovarian cancer cells: Study 0

    December 20, 2013 1:32 PM 12

    It's not just a great gift for baby Jesus, U.K. researchers have discovered frankincense can be used to treat ovarian cancer. Researchers at the University of Leicester have discovered the compound AKBA, which is found in the plant resin frankincense, can kill cancer cells in late-stage ovarian cancer. "This finding has enormous potential to be taken

  • Sask. hospitals take action after toddler pricked by dirty needles

    December 20, 2013 9:39 AM 29

    Saskatchewan's health minister says health regions across the province have taken steps to make sure containers with used needles are secure after a toddler put her hands into a pail of syringes at a hospital. Dustin Duncan asked the regions to do an audit in November to make sure all facilities are following the rules for proper disposal. The audit

  • Kamloops nurse attacked by mentally ill patient

    December 20, 2013 1:39 AM 24

    The B.C. Nurses union is blaming low staffing levels for a violent attack on a young nurse by a mentally ill patient at a Kamloops heath care facility last week. The union's executive counsellor Margaret Dhillon said the nurse, who is new to the profession, was working alone in a ward at the Hillside Centre at Royal Inland Hospital on Friday when she was attacked

  • Cancer victim failed ‘multiple times’ by Alberta health system

    December 20, 2013 1:05 AM 14

    The father of an Alberta man who died weeks after being diagnosed with testicular cancer says his son died prematurely after being failed multiple times by health authorities. Greg Price, 31, died unexpectedly on May 19, 2012, three days after surgery to remove a cancerous testicle. On Thursday, the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) released a study