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CALGARY - Organizers of a pilot project say the very factors that pose challenges for people with autism could be qualities that help them excel in the information technology sector.

The project in C

CHICAGO - A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the centre of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the me

NEW YORK, N.Y.

WINNIPEG - Alex Forrest clearly remembers what happened to a fellow firefighter who was traumatized by the deaths of two captains in a house fire.

It was two months after the Winnipeg blaze in 2007 t

IQALUIT, Nunavut - Government officials are to meet this week to consider a plan for putting out a dump fire that has been fouling the air in Nunavut's capital for more than two months.

The city of I

WINNIPEG - The vast majority of claims filed by Indian residential school survivors seeking extra compensation for medical injuries are for hearing loss, respiratory illnesses and broken bones.

The I

VANCOUVER - Water from a toilet bowl and thoughts of his family kept a 62-year-old Dawson Creek, B.C., man alive for a week when a stroke left him partially paralyzed on his bathroom floor.

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REGINA - Saskatchewan Health's annual report says 195 critical incidents were reported over the past fiscal year.

Those incidents include mistakes in surgery, to contaminated medication or patient sa

PHILADELPHIA - Michael Guerreri wanted to try human growth hormones so he could look like a pro wrestler. Joe Badalanato hoped HGH would help him become a better football player.

TORONTO - Ottawa has issued a national call for proposals to improve prescribing practices for opioids and other drugs that pose a high risk of abuse or addiction.

Federal Health Minister Rona Ambros