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  • Program launched to help New Brunswickers pay for rare disease drugs

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    A provincial program has been launched to help people pay for drugs for rare diseases.

    The plan will cover the costs of five drugs for rare diseases including Hunter syndrome and Pompe disease.

  • Visits allowed again at Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital

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    The public can now visit patients once again at the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital in Saint-Anne-de-Kent.

    Management at the hospital says visits have been reinstated in the Medical Unit.

  • NDP Health Critic pushes for abortion service assurances in New Brunswick

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    SAINT JOHN, N.B. – The federal health minister needs to work with New Brunswick to ensure women in the region have safe access to abortion services now that the Morgentaler Clinic is closing, according to NDP Health Critic Libby Davies.

  • Final abortions today at Morgentaler clinic in Fredericton

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    FREDERICTON, N.B.- The Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton will perform its final abortions today.

  • Hospital bug results in visitor restrictions

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    The medical unit at the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital in Sainte-Anne-de-Kent has been temporarily shut down due to an outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness.

    It’s the second Vitalite Health Network hospital in recent weeks to be stricken with an outbreak.

  • Province to improve hospital care for diabetic patients

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    The provincial government has announced a $250,000 investment over the next two years to improve hospital care for people living with diabetes.

    The money will be used to better control the blood sugars of diabetes patients admitted to New Brunswick’s 23 hospitals.

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    Study to look at mobile technology’s effect on quitting smoking

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    It’s hoped a new research project looking at mobile technology in Bouctouche will eventually lead to health improvements for New Brunswickers.

    The project, known as Connected Voices, is studying a smoking cessation program that uses smartphones and tablets.

  • Visitor restrictions lifted at Georges-Dumont Hospital

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    Restrictions were put into place on June 26th, to prevent the spread of a norovirus.

  • New CT scan machine for Moncton Hospital

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    Horizon Health Network CEO John McGarry says this new machine will help the Moncton Hospital deliver the most up-to-date health care available.

  • Geriatrics unit at Georges-Dumont Hospital closed to visitors

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    Officials closed the unit due to an outbreak of gastroenteritis symptoms.

  • Palestinian relatives mourn in the morgue of Shifa hospital following an explosion killing 10 people Monday, nine of them children, in an explosion at park at Shati refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. Israeli and Palestinian authorities traded blame over the attack and fighting in the Gaza war raged on despite a major Muslim holiday. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

    Hamas and Israel blame each other for deaths of 10 people – 9 of them children – in Gaza park

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    GAZA, Palestinian Territories – Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians — including nine children playing on a swing — in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict. Israel’s military said a rocket misfired by

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  • This image released by Universal Pictures shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Lucy." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Jessica Forde)

    Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Lucy’ smacks down ‘Hercules’ in box office bout

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    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Scarlett Johansson-led action flick “Lucy” took it to stalwart action star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “Hercules” over the weekend for the No. 1 spot at the box office. The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average

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  • Most actively traded companies on the TSX

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    Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,445.22, down 9.82 points): Kerr Mines Inc. (TSX:KER). Miner. Down 0.5 cents, or 16.67 per cent, to 2.5 cents on 7.1 million shares. Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Down eight cents, or 0.68 per cent, to $11.72

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  • B.C. can be counted as friend of Israel: Premier Christy Clark

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    VANCOUVER – Premier Christy Clark says British Columbia can be counted on as a friend of Israel in a letter posted to the website of The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs. Clark says Israel has the right to defend itself against terrorist attacks in the letter posted Sunday. She says the current conflict in

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  • New York mayor to Times Square superheroes: Play by the rules – and prepare to be licensed

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Cookie Monster may soon need a license. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he believes the people wearing character costumes in Times Square should be licensed and regulated. Dozens of people — dressed as kids’ favourites like Elmo, Cookie Monster and Batman — stand near 42nd Street and

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  • Toronto man faces child porn charges after police say aliases used to lure girls

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    TORONTO – A former charity worker faces child pornography charges after police allege several online aliases — some of them under female names — were used by a man posing as a teenager in order to lure underage girls. Toronto police say a suspect was arrested last Wednesday after members of the sex crimes child

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  • This April 3, 2013 file photo shows bitcoin tokens in Sandy, Utah. The lack of regulation and high level of anonymity of Bitcoins may make the virtually currency "an attractive payment method for criminals," former finance minister Jim Flaherty was warned by senior officials in a recently declassified memo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer

    Internal Finance memo warns of potential for Bitcoin-related crime

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    OTTAWA – A newly disclosed Finance Department memo warns that the high level of anonymity associated with Bitcoin transactions may make the virtual currency an attractive payment method for criminals. The internal memo, prepared for former finance minister Jim Flaherty, says while the degree of criminal activity involving Bitcoin is unclear, some have raised flags

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  • Some key controversies and misunderstandings with new plastic bank notes

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    OTTAWA – Some key controversies and misunderstandings in the release of a new series of plastic bank notes by the Bank of Canada: — The Bank of Canada misidentified Mount Edith Cavell and other peaks featured on the reverse of its new $10 bank notes, first issued last fall. Last week, the bank’s website revised

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  • Province gives Twin Rivers Paper Co. access to additional Crown wood

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    The New Brunswick government is giving Twin Rivers Paper Co. access to an additional 200,000 cubic metres of wood from Crown lands.

    The additional wood is part of a 10-year forestry plan announced in March that will allow forestry companies to harvest an additional 660,000 cubic metres of softwood a year…a hike of 20 per cent.

  • Program launched to help New Brunswickers pay for rare disease drugs

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    A provincial program has been launched to help people pay for drugs for rare diseases.

    The plan will cover the costs of five drugs for rare diseases including Hunter syndrome and Pompe disease.