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OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has chosen Krista Outhwaite, a veteran public servant, as the first president of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

It's a move to split responsibility at the

NEW YORK, N.Y.

HALIFAX - Transgender people in Nova Scotia may be able to change their sex designation on government documents such as birth certificates without conditions.

Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey

WASHINGTON - The first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus.

The National Institutes of Health says in a statement that Nina Pham is bei

HALIFAX - The use of electronic cigarettes would be banned from use in indoor public places under new legislation in Nova Scotia.

Health Minister Leo Glavine said Friday the government wants to chang

TORONTO - A senior official of the World Health Organization says experimental Ebola vaccines are not a magic bullet that will resolve the crisis in West Africa.

Dr.

ISTANBUL - Canada's consulate in Istanbul was closed Friday after an employee opened a package filled with yellow powder.

The package was received around noon at the same time as similar envelopes we

LONDON - The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in January.

Still,

DALLAS - In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies.

Some facts about how Ebola spreads:

WHEN IS EBOLA CONTAGIOUS?

Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a fever, flu-like body aches and abdominal pain, an