News Stories of Interest, Tuesday, March 1, 2016

It’s Independence Day in Bosnia.

Drug approved for HIV prevention in Canada

As HIV infections increase in Alberta, Health Canada has approved a drug people can use to prevent the infection. Truvada is already used in Canada to treat people who have HIV.

Province seeks input on physician-assisted death policies

The province is turning to Albertans for input as it works to develop policies on physician-assisted death.

The Annals of Workplace Relations: more on the vinegar foot-washer

I’m “a friendly and neighbourly sort,” says civil servant at heart of workplace human rights case.

Newborn screening: 50 years of federal foot dragging

T he way we currently conduct newborn screening in Canada is an unholy mess: It’s inequitable, inefficient and causes unnecessary harm, says the Globe and Mail’s health care reporter.

‘Strong evidence’ now links Zika virus to paralysis

Scientists have published “the first strong evidence” that the Zika virus is a potential trigger for Guillain-Barré syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that can cause temporary paralysis or even death.

David Climenhaga
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United Nurses of Alberta
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