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Women who eat their placenta are flirting with cannibalism for unproven benefits, doctors say

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Women are paying upwards of $400 to have their placentas rinsed, dried and ground into powdered capsules — but there are no benefits and potential risks

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Speed, talent and the weight of a nation: How one Six Nations kid is reclaiming lacrosse

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Lacrosse experts use terms like 'mind-boggling,' 'spectacular' and 'wizard' when describing him. Meet 19-year-old Tehoka Nanticoke

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TransLink should bring HandyDart service in house: report

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A new report commissioned by the union representing HandyDart workers recommends that TransLink bring the service for people with disabilities in house instead of continuing to contract it out.

Tuesday, Oct 17

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Regina Catholic wants mandatory Indigenous studies course

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The Regina Catholic School Division’s commitment to truth and reconciliation is emblemized in a new logo to be displayed in all schools.

Monday, Oct 16

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Keep live pigs for combat first-aid training, medics say as simulators take over trauma instruction

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'The first time a medic gets blood on their hands and tries a life-saving procedure should not be on a fellow soldier with their friends looking on'

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Pop Forecast for Oct. 16: Geostorm, The Walking Dead and more

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Chris Lackner “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” Bob Dylan sang. But these days, a guide through the seemingly endless flurry of pop culture offerings is just what we need. With that in mind,

Friday, Oct 13

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Doctor warns parents to lock up medication to prevent theft by teens

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VANCOUVER — Teenagers who steal prescription medication from a medicine cabinet at home may be at risk of becoming addicted to drugs, says a family doctor who treats chronic substance use. Dr. William Barakett said parents should lock up…

Thursday, Oct 12

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The Atlantic’s stormy summer: 10 weeks, 10 hurricanes, and a 124-year-old record is matched

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With Tropical Storm Ophelia’s transition to Hurricane Ophelia on Wednesday, 2017 became the first year in more than a century — and only the fourth on record — in which 10 Atlantic storms in a row reached hurricane strength. Franklin. Gert.

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Rise of the bromance is bad for women, could become ‘genuine lifestyle relationship’: study

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‘What happens if these bromantic relationships really take off… Women actually just become the sexual fulfillers of men and nothing else. That’s the worrying aspect’

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Assisted dying advocates in B.C. dismayed by court ruling on law

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VANCOUVER — Severely ill Canadians who don’t qualify for medical help in dying will suffer even longer while they wait to find out whether the federal government has violated their right to a medically assisted death after a court ruling…

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Ian Mulgrew: What the B.C. government doesn't want Dr. Day to tell Medicare trial

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Dr. Brian Day, the man behind the constitutional challenge to B.C.’s restrictions on access to private health care, wants to end the hypocrisy of the province’s single-tier medical system. The scrappy, 70-year-old, working-class immigrant…

Wednesday, Oct 11

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Post-mortem confirms Ty Pozzobon, rodeo star who died by suicide, had chronic brain injury

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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is only diagnosed post-mortem. It has been found most commonly in football players, other contact sport athletes and military personnel

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Why putting sex on your ‘to-do’ list can actually save your marriage

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'It's not about seeing it as a chore, but making time for yourself and the experience. It's about assigning value to it'

Sunday, Oct 8

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Weekend: Deaf Forest a new look at hearing world

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The Deaf Forest is a metaphor for life as experienced by the students in Thom Collegiate’s deaf and hard of hearing program.

Saturday, Oct 7

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Organized crime a 'viable threat to public safety' in B.C. casinos: 2017 gov't report

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The presence of organized criminals in casinos is “a viable threat to public safety,” the B.C. government was warned in an April internal memo obtained by Postmedia. The memo — sent to John Mazure, B.C.’s assistant deputy minister in…

Thursday, Oct 5

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Las Vegas attack leaves costly wake for uninsured B.C. victims

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Hudson Mack says he doesn’t know the cost of his Victoria-based son’s intensive medical care after being shot Sunday at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, only that he’s sure it’s already “catastrophic.” Like many who make a…

Cape Breton man posts unsettling image of brother before he succumbed to overdose

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'Today, I lost my younger brother to drugs,' Barry Bernard wrote on Facebook. 'My heart is heavy but he's in a better world'

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B& B gone: How alleged scammers, now located, met their match in an Orléans proprietress

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When a couple allegedly decided to rip off Orléans’s bed and breakfast operator Cathy Boretski, they had no idea who they were dealing with. Not only did Boretski convince them to pose for mug shots (which she would later turn over to…

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No replacement for B.C. colon cancer screening tests — yet

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The B.C. Cancer Agency said Wednesday it will not seek a new supplier of early detection colon cancer tests until it has exhausted efforts to resolve problems related to the test that has now been suspended due to defects that abruptly…

Wednesday, Oct 4

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Trump says he has total confidence in the secretary of state who reportedly called him a ‘moron’

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared Wednesday he never considered resigning as President Donald Trump’s top diplomat, disputing what he called “erroneous” reports that he wanted to step down earlier this year. After…

Heal, boy! How curing sick pets could actually save your life

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The price tag for canine cancer treatments — surgery, chemotherapy, radiation — can run up to $20,000. But Bosco’s treatment could save his life — and yours

Sunday, Oct 1

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Mulgrew — California blazing retail pot trail for B.C.

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B.C. should follow California’s lead as it transitions to a legal cannabis environment and authorizes retail marijuana sales next July. Both jurisdictions are pot-culture capitals and are dealing with too-tight deadlines and too many…

Saturday, Sep 30

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Ontario town offers 90 per cent off land, other incentives to move there

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A northern Ontario town nearly ruined by the collapse of its local paper industry is offering generous incentives to those who want to move there and help rebuild the community. Smooth Rock Falls, Ont., saw its population cut nearly in…

Friday, Sep 29

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Don’t tattoo your eyeballs, doctors warn, as demand increases for risky procedure

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An Ottawa woman is facing the prospect of vision loss. 'What's going to happen when these dyes migrate to different parts of the eyeball?'

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Recovering alcoholic’s unique court battle for liver transplant shelved after his health improves

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Cary Gallant was told he had to be sober six months before being eligible for a transplant, but was told by doctors that he would likely die before then

Wednesday, Sep 27

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Drug companies would be forced to reveal payments to doctors under new Ontario legislation

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The bill comes after years of research suggesting that financial ties to industry can negatively affect how doctors treat patients

Monday, Sep 25

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Douglas Todd: Men do well in science and tech, lag elsewhere

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It’s assumed that men generally do well in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, collectively known as STEM. In light of this, high-profile efforts are usually aimed at encouraging more girls and women to move…

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Roughly 200 players kneel or sit during anthem after Trump demands NFL teams ‘fire or suspend’ protestors

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How each team would observe the anthem emerged as the centre of attention on this NFL Sunday in the wake of the president's critical remarks

Saturday, Sep 23

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LeBron James calls Trump a ‘bum’ after president withdraws White House invite that Stephen Curry rejected

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'Going to the White House was a great honor until you showed up,' James said on Twitter, referring to Trump

Friday, Sep 22

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Todd: Men do well in science and tech, lag elsewhere

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It’s assumed that men generally do well in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, collectively known as STEM. In light of this, high-profile efforts are usually aimed at encouraging more girls and women to move…