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  • Shooting in Abbotsford, B.C., sends 1 man to hospital

    October 29, 2017 12:26 AM 49

    Victim is in his 30s; police still investigating One man is in hospital with a gunshot wound after a shooting in Abbotsford, B.C., late Friday afternoon. A witness called 911 at about 5:25 p.m. to report shots fired near Townshipline and Bradner roads, according to police spokesman Const. Ian MacDonald. The caller said it looked like people in one vehicle

  • Interior Health issues warning of lethal illicit drugs in Kelowna and Kamloops

    October 28, 2017 10:43 PM 41

    In light of Saturday morning's report of five fatal overdose deaths occurring in Abbotsford in a span of less than 10 hours, Interior Health is advising Kamloops and Kelowna residents to use extra caution when considering using drugs. "Interior Health is urging residents using or considering using drugs to take extra caution in the wake of an increased

  • 5 People Die Of Overdoes In Less Than 10 Hours In Abbotsford, B.C

    October 28, 2017 7:12 PM 72

    "Yesterday, we lost five citizens, and family and friends lost five loved ones," police said. Five people died from drug overdoses in a consecutive 10-hour period, according to police in Abbotsford, B.C. The victims — three men and two women — all died alone, Const. Ian MacDonald said in a news release Saturday. They died between 10:15 a.m. to 7:20 p.m. Friday

  • Brazil's president undergoes prostate surgery

    October 28, 2017 3:49 PM 31

    SAO PAULO (AP) - A hospital in Brazil says President Michel Temer is recovering from surgery to reduce the size of his prostate and should be discharged on Monday. A statement issued by Sao Paulo's Sirio-Libanes Hospital says Temer underwent surgery Friday night and spent the night in a semi-intensive care unit. Earlier this week, the 77-year-old Temer

  • French resume foie gras exports to Japan

    October 28, 2017 2:36 PM 40

    French foie gras can grace Japanese dinner tables once more, two years after Tokyo banned it following outbreaks of bird flu, French agriculture minister Stephane Travert said Friday. "That's the good news of the night. Japan has allowed the re-introduction on its market of poultry, but also foie gras," Travert told Radio Classique. Japan is the largest

  • World Stroke Day 2017: Spot the Subtle Signs and Mind Your Diet

    October 28, 2017 5:47 AM 46

    Every year World Stroke Day is observed on 29th October to educate people about the ailments and how it impacts human life. It is estimated that more than fifth of all strokes occur in developing countries. Those who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure and hypertension are more likely to suffer from a stroke attack. Some of the symptoms commonly

  • Hospital staff rally in Ottawa for more beds, end to funding cuts

    October 27, 2017 9:03 PM 47

    Union says provincial funding for 2,000 beds not enough to make up for decades of cuts Hospital staff across the province are calling on the Ontario government to increase funding for hospitals and long-term care facilities and add more permanent beds. Hundreds rallied outside the Montfort Hospital Friday, demanding an end to healthcare cuts and for at least

  • 5 confirmed flu cases on P.E.I. arrive a bit early in season, province says

    October 27, 2017 4:01 PM 39

    Province is encouraging Islanders to get their flu shots There have been five lab-confirmed flu cases in Prince Edward Island, which is earlier than usual, according to the province's chief public health officer. The Department of Health and Wellness is encouraging Islanders to get their free flu shots available in locations across the province, including

  • Poor Nutrition Can Lead To Muscle Wasting and Fatigue in Patients With Liver Failure

    October 27, 2017 6:47 AM 38

    Your diet can play a much significant role in your liver health than previously thought. Poor nutrition was found to be a common feature in patients with liver failure or cirrhosis. Poor nutrition can also lead to muscle wasting, weakness, fatigue and worse outcomes before and after the patients undergo liver transplantation, says a new study. The study

  • Health care changes yielding positive results: officials

    October 26, 2017 4:47 PM 60

    Health officials say the changes to health care are already paying off. The province and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority say emergency room and urgent care wait times decreased 13 per cent from Oct. 3 to 22 compared to September 2017. Wait times also decreased 28 per cent over the same time last year. The WRHA says the length of stay for people