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at 10:59 on May 27, 2015, EDT.

Study reveals shortcomings in gene testing; results on estimating disease risk often conflict

The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.

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at 10:18 on May 27, 2015, EDT.

New Brunswick introduces bill to further reduce public smoking areas

FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government has introduced a bill to ban smoking in public places that are frequented by children, including restaurant patios, sports fields and beaches.

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at 03:00 on May 27, 2015, EDT.

New report says Alberta expecting 60 per cent jump in new cancer cases by 2030

EDMONTON - Alberta needs to prepare for a dramatic increase in new cancer cases expected within the next 15 years, the Canadian Cancer Society says.

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at 21:49 on May 26, 2015, EDT.

Paramedics in Moose Jaw, Sask., trade in ambulances for bicycles

MOOSE JAW, Sask. - Some paramedics in Moose Jaw, Sask., are trading in their ambulances for bicycles.

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at 20:39 on May 26, 2015, EDT.

Government says surgical wait times have improved in Saskatchewan

REGINA - The government of Saskatchewan is boasting continued improvements in surgical wait times thanks to the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative.

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at 17:21 on May 26, 2015, EDT.

Hospital discharge of Winnipeg woman who died on her doorstep was safe: nurse

WINNIPEG - A nurse who arranged for a woman to be sent home from hospital in a cab and without her house keys hours before she died says the patient was discharged safely.

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