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at 23:11 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Union head says prison guards not trained to deal with severely mentally ill

SASKATOON - The president of the union that represents Canadian prison guards says they are not being properly trained to deal with inmates who have mental health issues.


at 22:18 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Alabama doctors accused of wrongful penis amputation file motion to dismiss suit

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.


at 20:16 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Samaritan's Purse says B.C. doctor not in quarantine after Ebola aid trip

VICTORIA - A humanitarian group says a British Columbia doctor who recently returned from a trip to West Africa to fight a deadly Ebola outbreak is not under any kind of quarantine, contrary to initial reports.


at 18:55 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Surgeon General: Skin cancer rates spike after generation of sunbathing, tanning beds

WASHINGTON - Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 per cent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.


at 16:46 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Montreal hospital testing bariatic surgery patients over possible infection risk

MONTREAL - A Montreal-area hospital says it's playing it safe by testing patients who underwent bariatric surgery and might have contracted HIV or hepatitis from an improperly sterilized surgical tool.


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