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HALIFAX - Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is defending proposed legislation that would merge the number of bargaining units in the health-care system to four from 50 by April 1.

During question pe

TORONTO - The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario is asking the provincial government for information on which hospitals are letting foreign patients pay for health care.

The group says it file

BANFF, Alta.

TORONTO - The scale of the task is daunting, but the Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa can be brought under control if countries deliver on promises of manpower and funding immediately, the internat


OTTAWA - A national party supply retailer is recalling two glow-in-the-dark Halloween jewelry products because they contain unacceptable levels of a chemical that can be hazardous to children.


VANCOUVER - With provincial and territorial health ministers gathered in Banff over the next few days, advocates of Canada's public health-care system are urging them to protect medicare.

The British

TORONTO - The College of Family Physicians is issuing guidelines to Canada's 30,000 primary-care doctors about which patients should and should not get prescriptions for medical marijuana.

The organi

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government is bringing in legislation today to merge health authorities and streamline bargaining with health care unions.

The Health Authorities Act would see 10 health dis

CHICAGO - Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group