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The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.


TORONTO - A new study suggests Canadians are interested in using electronic communications to help manage their health care, though few are currently using these tools.

The study used data drawn from

HALIFAX - Although Nova Scotia can quickly respond to disease outbreaks, the province can't quickly track vaccination records because it doesn't have a centralized electronic system, the deputy chief

TORONTO - Ontario is toughening up vaccine requirements for students.

All students going back to school this fall must have proof they've been vaccinated against two additional conditions — meningoco

HALIFAX - Three provinces in Atlantic Canada are joining forces to measure the distress of cancer patients.

Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador have been awarded $1 milli

TORONTO - A new report says out-of-pocket health expenses rose sharply from 1997 to 2009 with low income households taking the hardest hit.

The Statistics Canada report says low income households saw

WINNIPEG - Manitoba is set to join the list of provinces that restrict the sale of flavoured tobacco products.

Healthy Living Minister Sharon Blady (BLAY'-dee) says the aim is to stop tobacco compani


TORONTO - Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion have a significantly higher risk of attempting suicide, being bullied and seeking help for mental health issues from