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at 12:56 on April 17, 2014, EDT.

Hundreds jeer New Brunswick politicians over abortion regulations

FREDERICTON - Hundreds of people gathered in front of the New Brunswick legislature today for a pro-choice rally aimed at getting the provincial government to fund abortions at private clinics.

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at 14:31 on April 17, 2014, EDT.

Report: No change for most kinds of food poisoning last year; salmonella cases drop

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator of national food poisoning trends. Highlights from Thursday's report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

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at 14:29 on April 17, 2014, EDT.

Health board CEO chosen to help Nova Scotia cut number of health authorities

HALIFAX - A senior health administrator has been selected to help the Nova Scotia government reduce the number of health authorities from 10 to two.

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at 20:55 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

Study sees drop in rates of most common major diabetes complications - heart attack and stroke

NEW YORK, N.Y. - In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

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at 18:58 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

Design for Saskatchewan kids hospital on pause because it may be too small

REGINA - Health Minister Dustin Duncan says the design of the new Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan is on "pause" because it might be too small.

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at 17:33 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

Report: Ebola virus in Guinea is a new strain, not imported from other African countries

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.

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