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at 16:32 on July 22, 2014, EDT.

Death of a Quebec mayor from insect stings underscores need to be prepared

TORONTO - The death of a Quebec mayor who was stung multiple times after stepping on a wasps' nest while gardening is a tragic but cautionary tale for those who run afoul of bees, hornets or other stinging insects — especially if they have a severe allergy to their venom, experts say.

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at 13:38 on July 22, 2014, EDT.

Former Alberta health executive flagged for breaching contract rules

EDMONTON - The province's public interest commissioner says a former senior official with Alberta Health Services broke conflict-of-interest rules when he delivered a sole-source contract.

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at 10:36 on July 22, 2014, EDT.

Taking HIV medicine to prevent infection shows more promise; even less than daily use helps

There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.

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at 09:08 on July 22, 2014, EDT.

Newfoundland reaches tentative funding deal with community ambulance operators

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The government of Newfoundland and Labrador says it's reached a tentative funding agreement with the group representing community-based non-profit ambulance operators.

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at 08:19 on July 22, 2014, EDT.

Fruit from California recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

OTTAWA - Some fruit products imported from California are being recalled due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

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