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Washing your hands helps prevent a long list of health problems

Washing your hands helps prevent a long list of health problems

| Steve Mylemans

The small task of hand washing can protect you from big problems. CNN correspondent Carl Azuz has more on this important health story.

A nurse injects a patient with a flu shot. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Family Health Life

Flu shot clinics open this week in Toronto

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby and Amber Le Blanc

The flu kills about 3,500 Canadians every year. (4)

Toronto doctor unsure what needs to be done to protect front-line workers from Ebola

Health National

Canada-made experimental Ebola vaccine goes out Monday

| Toronto staff and The Canadian Press

The CDC reports 8,997 cases of Ebola with 4,493 deaths in 2014 across seven countries. Video (1)

Auditor General Warns Dangerous People Still Slipping Past Our Borders

Life Technology

Business asks government to enlist whiz kids to end delays at Canada-U.S. border

| Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press

One official at the Privy Council Office wouldn't announce whether the idea was under consideration.

scotiabank toronto marathon

Life Local News Sports

Thousands lace up for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

| Toronto staff

Runners of all levels (including superheroes) and those cheering them on packed the streets in downtown Toronto on Sunday morning.

Health Canada has issued a warning about Miracle Mineral Solution, which contains sodium chlorite, a chemical used mainly as a textile bleaching agent and disinfectant. HANDOUT/Health Canada

Health Life

Health Canada warns about ‘miracle’ solution sold as cancer treatment

| The Canadian Press

Miracle Mineral Solution contains sodium chlorite, a chemical used mainly as a textile bleaching agent and disinfectant.

Health workers wearing protective gear wait to carry the body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct. 13, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Abbas Dulleh

Health Life News World

Can Ebola go airborne and other Ebola myths busted

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby and Patricia D'Cunha

The CDC reports 8,997 cases of Ebola with 4,493 deaths in 2014 across seven countries in the current outbreak. Video

Health workers wearing protective gear wait to carry the body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct. 13, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Abbas Dulleh

Health Local News

Ontario ramps up protocols to contain and treat Ebola

| Toronto staff and The Canadian Press

An Ontario lab will be equipped to test for Ebola beginning next week. Video (1)

inflation

Life Money

Canada’s annual inflation rate at 2% in September

| The Canadian Press

The inflation rate for September matched the consensus expectations of economists.

File photo of the CN Tower stair climb. CITYNEWS.

Life Local News

5 things to do this weekend: CN Tower climb, Rocky Horror & delicious food

| Christine Chubb

As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests.

The Spotlight search feature is now front and centre in OS X Yosemite

Life Technology

Review: Apple’s OS X Yosemite

| Mike Yawney

It’s surprising just how many powerful features OS X Yosemite brings to the Mac it’s heavily focused on those who own multiple Apple devices. (1)

The Lexus logo is seen during the Paris Motor Show on Oct. 14, 2014, in Paris, France. GETTY IMAGES/Chesnot

Life Money

Lexus recall announced due to possible fuel leak, fire

| Toronto staff

The carmaker said the engine fuel gasket could degrade and leak, and the ignition could then spark a fire. Video

Health workers wearing protective gear wait to carry the body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct. 13, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Abbas Dulleh

Health National

Canada to contribute additional $30M in Ebola aid: reports

| The Canadian Press and Toronto staff

So far, the government has committed $35 million to the WHO, UN and humanitarian aid groups working the affected region. Video

A vehicle drives up the driveway to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Sept. 30, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/LM Otero

Health World

2nd Texas health-care worker tests positive for Ebola

| Toronto staff

There have been no cases of Ebola in Canada and officials say the risk of it here is very low. Video (2)

A real estate agent puts up a "sold" sign in front of a house in Toronto on April 20, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Life Money

Monthly home sales down for 1st time since January

| The Canadian Press

CREA says affordably priced single family homes are in short supply in some of the hottest markets.

The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa is pictured on Oct. 7, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Life National

Supreme Court confronts question of whether Canadians can seek help to die

| The Canadian Press

The court last considered the issue in 1993. Video

The importance of checking your carbon monoxide detector

Life

Carbon monoxide detectors mandatory in Ontario homes starting Wednesday

| Charlene Close and Toronto staff

The detectors will be required near all sleeping areas. Video (10)

THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Graham Hughes.

Health Life

Plain packaging for tobacco a ‘logical next step,’ says Canadian Cancer Society

| Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

Brand names and other elements would be presented in drab colours intended to make the products inside the packages less appealing. (4)

Health National

New implant dramatically improves ability to see

| Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

The 10-person clinical study is underway at Toronto Western Hospital.

This scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a number of Ebola virions. GETTY IMAGES/Media For Medical.

Health International Life

Ebola death rate now 70%, WHO says

| Showwei Chu

The WHO also warned Tuesday there could as many as 10,000 new cases of Ebola each week within two months. Video

This scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a number of Ebola virions. GETTY IMAGES/Media For Medical.

Health National

Canadian-made Ebola vaccine to start clinical trials in healthy humans

| Will Campbell, The Canadian Press

Officials are calling it a promising development in the fight against the deadly disease. Video (2)