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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


    • 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


    • 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
  • Orange juice

    Oct. 28: Lowering ovarian cancer risk, Ebola update


    • 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
  • Ebola

    Oct. 24: Texas nurse clear of Ebola, protective gear practice, Ebola response squads


    • 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


    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
  • milk

    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?