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April 24, 2018 4:07 PM U.S. veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant

Patient, who asked to remain anonymous, is expected to recover urinary and, eventually, sexual function A U.S. veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world's most extensive penis transplant, and doctors say he is recovering well and expected to leave the hospital this week. Saying they wanted to address "an unspoken 12

April 20, 2018 5:25 PM Minister, chair have concerns about Halton board amid fundraising controversy

Question whether focus on policy may be interfering with trustees’ ability to carry out duties. The ongoing outrage over a restrictive fundraising policy has both the education minister and chair of the Halton Catholic board questioning whether trustees there can still properly carry out their duties. The policy — which sparked a number of student walkouts 4

April 1, 2018 4:44 PM Often sidelined by Western journals, African scientists get their own peer-reviewed publication

Scientific African, a new pan-African journal will provide a voice for African scientists African scientists, often overlooked by Western publications, hope a new journal will put their work on par with their global colleagues. Cancer research, for example, is "massive" in North America and Europe, she said. Meanwhile, funding for research on tropical 2

March 27, 2018 5:52 PM Future of 8 Canadian health organizations under review

Federal health minister receives report outlining options to modernize eight federally funded health organizations covering mental health, cancer and other health priorities. Canada's health minister is reviewing new options for national organizations such as the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the Mental Health Commission of Canada. On Tuesday 9

March 26, 2018 5:22 PM Michael Bublé announces wife’s pregnancy on Juno Awards

The pop crooner picked his gig hosting the Juno Awards in Vancouver to reveal he and his wife Luisana Lopilato are expecting their third child. Five years ago he led the Juno ceremony from Regina, right around the same time his wife was expecting their first child. The baby announcement comes a year and a half after the Burnaby, B.C.-native revealed 9

March 20, 2018 2:24 AM Quebec town bans smoking on sidewalks and streets

The bylaw, passed Monday night in the Montreal suburb of Hampstead, bans smoking in all public places, in what is believed to be a first in Canada. MONTREAL — A Montreal suburb has adopted a bylaw that bans all smoking in public places, in what is believed to be a first in Canada. Hampstead city council adopted the legislation Monday night by a vote of five to two. It prohibits 14

March 7, 2018 10:00 AM On The Bachelor After the Final Rose both Becca and Arie move on

Becca is announced as the next Bachelorette and Arie pops another question. If you thought Tuesday’s After the Final Rose would bring some redemption for Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr., think again. Despite his best efforts to explain himself - after we watched his very public breakup with Becca Kufrin on Monday night - the two-hour after-show doubled down on the impression 16

March 3, 2018 12:06 AM Cuban long jumper youngest man to win field event at world indoor athletics championships

Juan Miguel Echevarria's leap of 8.46 metres was a personal best as he won gold in the men's long jump at the world indoor athletics championships. BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND—Juan Miguel Echevarria became the youngest male field event winner when he took the long jump and Katarina Johnson-Thompson claimed her first global title in the pentathlon at the world 21

February 27, 2018 9:30 AM Nova Scotia sets up program to help pay for take-home cancer drugs

Patient medication costs are now limited to 4% of a family’s net income under new program Nova Scotia has launched a program to help pay for high deductibles and co-payments for cancer patients who take medication for their illness outside of hospital settings. Dr. Daniel Rayson, head of medical oncology at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax 28

February 22, 2018 6:21 PM Arthur Black, longtime CBC Radio host and author, dead after fight with cancer

SALT SPRING ISLAND, B.C.—Beloved Canadian broadcaster and humorist Arthur Black has died at age 74. A statement on his website says the former CBC Radio host died Wednesday at Lady Minto Hospital on Salt Spring Island, B.C., after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Black spent 30 years at the CBC, where he hosted the Saturday morning radio program Basic 19