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Health Minister Rona Ambrose in the House of Commons on Jan. 28, 2013, in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

On eve of meeting, health ministers urged to make dementia top priority

| The Canadian Press

The World Health Organization has declared dementia a growing public health concern.

A Nigerian port health official wears protective gear at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, on Aug. 6, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Sunday Alamba

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Health ministers reassure Canadians about Ebola after U.S. case

| The Canadian Press

Ebola is believed to have sickened more than 6,500 people in West Africa.

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

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CDC confirms 1st case of Ebola in U.S.

| CNN

The CDC says the adult patient developed symptoms days after returning to Texas from West Africa. Video

Health Minister Rona Ambrose in the House of Commons on Jan. 28, 2013, in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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On eve of meeting, health ministers urged to make dementia top priority

| The Canadian Press

The World Health Organization has declared dementia a growing public health concern.

Hospital waves ambulance fee for good Samaritan

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Brain injuries like concussion can alter teens’ behaviour: study

| Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

The Canadian study looked at 13 harmful health behaviours among Ontario students in Grades 7 to 12.

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Health Canada cracking down on flavoured smokes aimed at young smokers

| The Canadian Press

Health Minister Rona Ambrose is proposing regulatory amendments that would further restrict access to the tobacco products.

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College of Family Physicians gives doctors advice on prescribing medical pot

| Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

Dr. Francine Lemire said the lack of research into cannabis has left many family doctors unsure about which patients could benefit from medical-grade weed and what dose should be prescribed.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announces the launch of his company's service in Canada, on Sept. 22, 2010 in Toronto. Courtesy of Netflix.

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CRTC to ignore Netflix and Google submissions to television hearings

| Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

Netflix and Google told the hearings that Canadian content was thriving online. Video

Fear Frenzy Ghoulish Glow Spider Beaded Necklace and Bracelet recalled by Health Canada, Sept. 29, 2014. HEALTH CANADA/Handout

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Recall issued for Halloween bracelet & necklace products sold at Party City

| The Canadian Press

Health Canada says the products contain an amount of phthalates beyond the allowable limit.

The Fort York Visitor Centre officially opened on Sept. 19, 2014. YONGE STREET

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$25M Fort York Visitor Centre opens in Gardiner’s shadow

| Bert Archer, Yonge Street

The 22,000-square-foot building, is the opening gambit in a long-term development plan for the 43-acre site.

Interval House and Cause Company teamed up to create an alternate ending for the infamous Ray Rice elevator video. YouTube

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Women’s shelter creates alternate ending for infamous Ray Rice elevator video

| Toronto staff

Interval House teamed up with advertising company to put a new spin on a shocking video of domestic violence that made the rounds on social media this summer.

A pumpkin patch in Saanichton, B.C. is seen on Oct. 24, 2009. Courtesy of Kam Abbott

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5 things to do this weekend: Pumpkin festival, ‘Best of Toronto’ food tour & Etsy market

| Patricia D'Cunha

Events happening in the city from Sept. 26-28.

An Apple iPhone is shown in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

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EXCLUSIVE: Apple’s security update could hinder child porn investigations

| Tammie Sutherland and Toronto staff

Toronto police believe Apple iOS 8 could hinder their ability to investigate internet exploitation and child porn cases. (1)

Dr. Gregory Taylor, shown in a handout photo, has been named chief public health officer of Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-PHAC

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Dr. Gregory Taylor named Canada’s new chief public health officer

| Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

Taylor succeeds Dr. David Butler-Jones, the first head of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

CityNews technology specialist Mike Yawney on iPhone 5s features

Business Technology

Apple pulls iOS 8 update temporarily

| Richard Southern

People who already downloaded it can still use it.

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Emma Watson launches gender equality campaign at UN

| Toronto staff

The campaign is aimed at bringing about gender equality through equal efforts by men and women.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announces the launch of his company's service in Canada, on Sept. 22, 2010 in Toronto. Courtesy of Netflix.

Life Technology

Netflix says it will not turn over ‘sensitive’ data to CRTC

| The Canadian Press

Anne Marie Squeo says in a statement issued Monday night that the CRTC's orders are "not applicable" to Netflix under Canadian broadcasting law. Video (5)

File photo of the Bank of Canada.

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Low rates still needed, Bank of Canada senior deputy governor says

| The Canadian Press

The Bank of Canada has kept its key interest rate at one per cent for four years.

A Nigerian port health official wears protective gear at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, on Aug. 6, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Sunday Alamba

Health Life

How Canada’s national lab became an Ebola research powerhouse

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

Half a world away from the countries in Africa where Ebola, and its viral cousin, Marburg, occasionally slip out of their animal reservoir to start infecting and killing people, as Ebola is now doing in West Africa.

Turbines at a wind farm near Port Alma, Ont. on Nov. 13, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley.

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Court asked to stop construction of huge Ontario wind farm pending appeal

| Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Four families have joined forces to appeal a decision to build a wind farm near Goderich, Ont. (8)

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

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Ebola vaccine safe, but effectiveness being tested: Oxford researcher

| Reuters

Hill said the vaccine his team is currently testing contains genetic material from the virus and that it is safe for human use.