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  • This May 5, 2011, photo shows the General Motors headquarters in Detroit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Paul Sancya

    Oct. 30: GM recall update, epilepsy diet

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    • Report suggests Transport Canada knew about a potentially deadly problem with a GM vehicle eight months before a recall was issued
    • Study says a low carb, high fat diet might improve epilepsy
  • Cities in Alberta that are rapidly housing their homeless populations, no questions asked, want to export their model to the rest of the country. A homeless person panhandles for money during an extreme cold weather alert for the City of Toronto on Monday, December 13, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

    Oct. 29: Reducing homelessness, medical tourism

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    • New research suggests an extra $46 per Canadian per year could dramatically reduce homelessness
    • Ontario Registered Nurses Association is asking the health minister to ban medical tourism
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    Oct. 28: Lowering ovarian cancer risk, Ebola update

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    • Women who start the day with a cup of tea or some orange juice have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer
    • U.S. strategy of combating Ebola in West Africa has been outlined the UN ambassador
    • U.S. doctor remains in serious but stable condition in hospital after contracting Ebola
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    Oct. 24: Texas nurse clear of Ebola, protective gear practice, Ebola response squads

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    • First Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. after treating an infected man is now completely free of the virus
    • Practice on how to put on Ebola protective gear (gloves, face shields and gowns) and take it off is crucial
    • U.S. public health officials say new federal Ebola response squads are ready to rush to any city where new case might be identified
    • WHO says one-million doses of the Ebola vaccine will be produced by the end of next year
  • Oct. 23: Ashley Judd on women’s rights, Ebola care in underdeveloped nations

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    Activist Ashley Judd was in Toronto to speak at the Canadian Women’s Foundation about women’s rights in the Third World Recent Ebola outbreak is also shedding a harsh light on the difficulty of bringing medical care to people in underdeveloped nations

  • Oct. 21: Drowsy driving, other infections of concern, car to detect heart rates

    • U.S. says it is time for North Americans to wake up to the problem of drowsy driving
    • With the focus on Ebola, some doctors say people have forgotten other infections like the flu
    • European division of Ford testing an adult-sized car seat that monitors heart rates
    • Survey finds two-thirds of Canadians feel their health is their biggest concern as they get older
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    Oct. 20: Non-dairy milk products, teen driving, NHL player suspended over domestic violence charges

    • Study finds children who drink non-dairy milk products may have lower levels of vitamin D that children who drink cow’s milk
    • When it comes to dealing with certain situations while behind the wheel, many teenagers are not as knowledgeable as they think they are
    • NHL has suspended a Los Angeles Kings player after he was arrested on charges of domestic violence
  • Oct. 17: Enterovirus D68 death, Bono suffers from glaucoma, CT scan radiation

    • B.C. Centre for Disease Control confirms a man who tested positive for Enterovirus D68 has died
    • U2 singer Bono says he wears sunglasses all the time due to glaucoma
    • CT scan can expose patients to doses of radiation
  • Pickering Nuclear Plant

    Oct. 16: Anti-radiation pills, Sunnybrook donation, running 14 marathons for charity

    • People who live within 10 kilometres of the Pickering nuclear plant will soon be given supplies of anti-radiation pills
    • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre receives $20-million donation for Canada’s first integrated brain sciences centre
    • Ottawa man is going to be running 14 marathons in 14 days to raise money for a children’s hospital
  • Oct. 15: Physician-assisted suicide, Whole Foods’ new program, good night sleep

    • Supreme Court of Canada is hearing arguments on the issue of physician-assisted suicide
    • Whole Foods is launching a new program that will help some shoppers who have a conscience
    • Do you remember the last night you had a really good night sleep?