Ottawa to fund practical aboriginal health solutions: sources

OTTAWA — The federal government is expected to announce a “significant” reorientation of research funding on Thursday to pay for test-driving leading-edge ideas to confront some of the most problematic areas in aboriginal health. Government sources tell The Canadian Press that the funding will focus on obesity and diabetes, tuberculosis, oral health and suicide prevention in aboriginal communities. The funding

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Diabetes doctors: NYC big-soda ban is just a start

Doctors treating the casualties of the global obesity epidemic say an unpopular proposal to limit soda portions in New York City should be just the beginning of stricter regulation of unhealthy foods. Public opinion polls show a majority of Americans oppose New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to limit single servings of sugary drinks to 16 ounces (0.45 kilograms) at

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Saskatchewan Roughriders hopeful David Veikune focused on the task at hand

REGINA — David Veikune is ready for what he hopes isn’t his final game with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The pre-season game Friday at Mosaic Stadium between the Roughriders and Calgary Stampeders could be the final chance for a number of players to earn jobs for the 2012 CFL season, but Veikune isn’t focusing on the possible make-or-break ramifications of the

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VANSTONE: Chris Getzlaf’s success should be celebrated

REGINA — Nearly five years ago, Chris Getzlaf’s homecoming was overshadowed by the Holmes-coming. Corey Holmes’ return to Regina, which followed a larcenous CFL trade between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats, drew some 100 fans to Regina International Airport near midnight on Aug. 21, 2007. Getzlaf, who was acquired in the same deal and was on the same flight,

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Ben Mulroney to appear on weekend edition of Good Morning America

TORONTO – One of Canada’s best known TV personalities is joining the weekend edition of “Good Morning America.” ABC says Ben Mulroney will begin appearing on the New York-based series this Saturday. That’s in addition to his ongoing role as co-anchor of CTV’s entertainment show “eTalk.” The job follows Mulroney’s two recent appearances as co-host of the morning talk show

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Parkinson’s care guidelines for health providers also a resource for patients

TORONTO — Canada now has a set of national guidelines aimed at establishing a consistent standard for diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease across the country. The guidelines, developed by neurologists and movement disorder specialists, are designed to provide information and advice to family physicians and other health-care professionals, with the goal of improving care for people with the progressive

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