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World’s first human head transplant successfully performed on a corpse, scientists say

The Frankensteinian notion of head — or, more accurately, body — transplants moved closer to reality Friday with the announcement that the first head swap has been carried out on human corpses. The next step, said Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero, is a head transplant between two brain-dead organ donors. Canavero announced at a press conference in Vienna on Friday that

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Breaking down the Riders and Argonauts

OTTAWA — The third time could be the charm for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. A third win of the season over the Toronto Argonauts in Sunday’s East Division final would propel the Riders into the 105th Grey Cup game, slated for Nov. 26 in Ottawa. The Riders swept the regular-season series with the Argonauts — winning 38-27 at Mosaic Stadium on

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Collaboration a must in creating legal pot policy: Sask. report

With 7 ½ months until marijuana becomes legal in Canada, a group of Saskatchewan researchers hopes to help inform the complicated policy-making process the provincial government faces in the months to come. The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), based at universities in Regina and Saskatoon, has released a report, Legalizing Regulating Cannabis in Saskatchewan. The provincial government

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Deaths after cardiac surgery low but many patients readmitted to B.C. hospitals after heart procedures

B.C. has the highest rate in Canada of patients being rushed back to hospitals after angioplasty procedures done to open up blocked heart vessels. The average hospital readmission rate within 30 days of a percutaneous coronary intervention, commonly known as angioplasty, is 8.1 per cent. The national average for readmissions after such emergency or scheduled angioplasties is 7.4 per cent.  The hospital

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Vanstone: Rodgers tackled the challenge in fine fashion

OTTAWA — Revisionist mathematics: 1 157. One yard the Ottawa Redblacks’ Diontae Spencer didn’t gain against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Sunday’s CFL East Division semi-final turned out to be of greater importance than the 157 receiving yards he did amass. Trailing 31-14, Ottawa was in a third-and-five situation on Saskatchewan’s 22-yard line with fewer than five minutes remaining in the

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LaBatte takes step in possible return to active roster

OTTAWA — “Blue” might be on tap for Sunday’s CFL East Division final between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts. An injured left leg forced Brendon LaBatte, nicknamed “Blue,” to miss Saskatchewan’s 31-20 win over the host Ottawa Redblacks in Sunday’s East Division semifinal. He was hurt in the Riders’ 28-13 regular-season loss to the Edmonton Eskimos on Nov. 4. The

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