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at 20:01 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Powder-filled envelope sends employee at Canada's consulate in Turkey to hospital

ISTANBUL - Canada's consulate in Istanbul was closed Friday after an employee opened a package filled with yellow powder.

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at 17:11 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

As a bad virus reaches the big city, some questions and answers about hazards from Ebola

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Now that a doctor in New York has been diagnosed with Ebola, health officials are once again stressing that the virus poses little risk in the U.S.

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at 15:22 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Ebola vaccines not a magic bullet, but could be part of solution: WHO

TORONTO - Work is steaming ahead on development and testing of experimental Ebola vaccines, with timelines for the start of clinical trials and delivery of significant volumes of vaccines being shaved weekly, the World Health Organization said Friday.

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at 14:46 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Nova Scotia stokes industry frustration in crackdown on e-cigarettes

HALIFAX - Concerns over potential health risks posed by electronic cigarettes and their growing popularity among young people is driving legislation in Nova Scotia that would restrict sales and ban their use in indoor public places, the provincial health minister said Friday.

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at 13:31 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Nova Scotia pondering changes to sex designation rules for transgender people

HALIFAX - Transgender people in Nova Scotia may be able to change their sex designation on government documents such as birth certificates without conditions.

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