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USA Gymnastics president: mediation with Nassar survivors

Larry Nassar

BOSTON — The legal portion of the Larry Nassar scandal at USA Gymnastics may soon be over. USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry said representatives for both the organization and athletes who were abused by Nassar — a former national team doctor who abused hundreds of women under the guise of medical treatment — met last week. Perry called the mediation talks “not only productive but continuing to move us down the path of resolution.” Perry made the remarks on Sunday in her first extended question-and-answer session with reporters since takingRead More


Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Women who regularly take aspirin could significantly reduce inflammation associated with contracting HIV, new research finds. The pilot study, released Thursday, does not suggest that taking aspirin will prevent transmission of the disease. The research also did not factor in men. However, researchers at the University of Manitoba say further research could build on the pilot study and one day prove that aspirin — a cheap, widely accessible drug — is another effective tool for HIV prevention. The report included researchers from the universities of Manitoba, Waterloo and Nairobi andRead More


Surgical patients being monitored after broken fan shuts down ORs

St. Boniface Hospital sign at night

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority said Wednesday surgeries were underway when an operating room air exchange malfunctioned at St. Boniface Hospital. As a result, health authority officials tell CTV News there is a small infection risk to these patients who were notified about what happened and are being monitored as a precaution. Repairs are expected to be done by Friday but in the meantime 16 surgeries were moved to other facilities and 12 procedures are being rescheduled. The malfunction affects 9 of the 14 surgical suites at St. Boniface andRead More


N.S. government adds HIV prevention drug to pharmacare program

Truvada pills for HIV

THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Friday, July 20, 2018 1:31PM ADT Last Updated Friday, July 20, 2018 1:39PM ADT HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government says it will add a drug that helps prevent the HIV virus to the provincial pharmacare program. Pre-exposure prophylaxis — often referred to as PrEP — can be taken daily by people who are at a high-risk for HIV infection. The Department of Health and Wellness says eligibility criteria will be based on national guidelines and recommendations from the Canadian Drug Expert Committee. This announcement comesRead More


‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ tops charts, ‘Skyscraper’ stumbles

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LOS ANGELES — “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, “Skyscraper,” in the dust. Sony Pictures estimated Sunday that the animated family movie earned $44.1 million from North American theatres. As the first in the franchise to open in the summer, it’s just slightly under the previous installment’s $48.5 million debut in September 2015. Worldwide, “Hotel Transylvania 3” has already earned more than $100 million. “It’s really terrific,” said AdrianRead More


Review of Hassan Diab extradition to be led by former Ont. chief prosecutor

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OTTAWA – Former Ontario chief prosecutor Murray Segal has been selected to lead an external review of the extradition of Ottawa professor Hassan Diab. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said in a statement late Thursday that Segal “will be given the tools, access and discretion necessary to conduct a thorough and independent review of the case.” The RCMP arrested Diab, a Canadian of Lebanese descent, in November 2008 in response to a request by France, which suspected him of being involved in the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue that killedRead More


Valedictorian’s homage to classmate redacted by school

Valedictorian's homage to classmate redacted by school

CTV Atlantic Published Friday, June 29, 2018 9:09PM ADT Last Updated Friday, June 29, 2018 9:35PM ADT It was a speech meant to celebrate everything her graduating class has accomplished, but the valedictorian at Cole Harbour District High School says she was told to remove a special part of the speech honouring the memory of a classmate. “This year, we lost one of our own. I know sitting here today without one of your closest friends can’t be easy but today when we cross that stage to receive our diplomasRead More


Crews still fighting blaze near Hinton, wildfire hasn’t grown

Wildfire

Zach Howe, CTV Edmonton Published Friday, June 29, 2018 1:55PM MDT Last Updated Friday, June 29, 2018 1:57PM MDT The Edson Forest Area wildfire hasn’t expanded according to AHS officials, but crews are still battling the blaze. Officials say that as of Wednesday night, the out-of-control fire is about 15 per cent contained at 1,137-hectares. The wildfire is approximately fifteen kilometres southeast of Hinton. There are 70 firefighters, seven helicopters and some heavy equipment who are continuing to fight the north side of the wildfire and air tankers will focusRead More


Man suffers life-threatening injuries in Byward Market stabbing

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Ottawa Police say a 27-year-old man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed early Saturday morning. Officers say they were called to an address on York St. near Byward Market Square just before 2:45 a.m. There, police found the man with what they describe as “serious and life-threatening injuries.” Police say they have no suspects at this time. The incident is under investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police.  Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories”Read More


Why is the crime rate up in Sudbury?

Why is the crime rate up in Sudbury?

Greater Sudbury Police saw a spike in crime last year, what types of crimes have increased and why? Alana Everson reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]