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Flu Cases Showing Up Earlier Than Usual, Could Be Harbinger of Bad Season: Experts

Flu Cases Showing Up Earlier Than Usual, Could Be Harbinger of Bad Season: Experts

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

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A flu vaccine is injected in Montreal, Tuesday, December 5, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – The influenza season in Canada could be shaping up to be a potentially nasty one, with a mixed bag of viruses already circulating in much of the country, say infectious diseases experts.

There are also concerns that this year’s flu shot may not be all that effective in preventing the respiratory illness.

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WRHA Shifts QuickCare Health Services to Access Centres

WRHA Shifts QuickCare Health Services to Access Centres

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If you were a regular user of QuickCare Clinics, you’ll have to go to an Access Centre for the same health care beginning in 2018.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is shifting services away from QCCs, as well as staff, resources and equipment, to the St. Boniface, Nor’west and Fort Garry Access locations. The only exception will be McGregor Avenue Quick Care location, which will remain operational.

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New Responses Needed on HIV Non-Disclosure, But Not Necessarily New Law: Study

New Responses Needed on HIV Non-Disclosure, But Not Necessarily New Law: Study

By The Canadian Press

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Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor listens to a speaker during an event marking World AIDS Day in Ottawa, Friday December 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – What it takes for someone who doesn’t disclose their HIV status to be charged with a criminal offence needs to catch up to what science now knows about transmission, says a federal government study published Friday to mark World AIDS Day.

But whether that ends up being the case in Canada will be largely up to the provinces, despite the federal government’s desire to reduce what it and many advocates call the over-criminalization of HIV non-disclosure.

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Jets Defenceman Toby Enstrom Out for 8 Weeks with Lower-Body Injury

Jets Defenceman Toby Enstrom Out for 8 Weeks with Lower-Body Injury

By The Canadian Press

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Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey, right, checks Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom during the second period of Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 16, 2015. Enstrom will miss the next eight weeks with a lower-body injury. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris Carlson)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg Jets defenceman Toby Enstrom will be out for the next eight weeks with a lower-body injury the team announced on Sunday.

Enstrom didn’t play the third period of Saturday’s 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils because of the undisclosed injury.

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Premier Pallister Hospitalized After Hiking Fall in New Mexico

Premier Pallister Hospitalized After Hiking Fall in New Mexico

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister recovers in a hotel in New Mexico in a handout photo provided by the Manitoba government. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Government of Manitoba )

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister was hospitalized overnight in Silver City, New Mexico after taking a spill while hiking.

The province says Pallister was with his wife, Esther, in the Gila Wilderness when he had a “serious fall” and injured himself. Pallister suffered numerous cuts and bruises and compound fractures in his left arm.

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HSC Foundation Awarding $347K in Research Grants

HSC Foundation Awarding $347K in Research Grants

WINNIPEG — The Health Sciences Centre Foundation is awarding more than $347,000 in grants to researchers tackling a myriad of health issues.

“This year’s projects focus on many key areas of care at HSC, including mental health, rehabilitation, chronic pain, inflammatory diseases, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disorders such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis,” said Paul Wiebe, director of research administration at HSC Winnipeg.

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