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MAY 28, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Canada rights body to review complaint over birth certificate gender markers

By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A human rights tribunal in a Canadian province has agreed to review a complaint filed by nine transgender and intersex people who want gender markers to be removed from their birth certificates, activists said. In a petition filed with the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, the Vancouver-based Trans Alliance Society and ...

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MAY 28, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Women Petition Removal Of 'Tampon Tax' Because Hygiene Products Aren't A Luxury Item

It’s a purchase no woman looks forward to making yet, across the globe, tampons are taxed as luxury items, and customers are demanding it be repealed. Thursday marks Menstrual Hygiene Day, an awareness event that aims to break the stigma around the issue and air the struggles women and girls who can’t afford feminine hygiene products face. To mark the ...

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MAY 27, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Aging demographic to push up Canada cancer rate 40%

Canada must boost its capacity to treat cancers as new cases among its aging and growing population are set to soar, the Canadian Cancer Society said Wednesday. The agency released a report in collaboration with Statistics Canada and the nation's public health agency predicting a 40 percent rise in new cancer cases in the next 15 years. The study estimates ...

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MAY 26, 2015 - Fox News

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Canada salmonella outbreak leaves 34 people sick after poultry contact

Canadian health authorities are investigating after 34 people became sick with salmonella infections after contact with live baby poultry, the country's Public Health Agency said on Monday.

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MAY 23, 2015 - Huffington Post

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U.S. Suffers Egg Shortage In Wake Of Avian Flu Outbreak

(Corrects French industry group name, shows it referred to Dutch interest, not farm ministry spokesman) * Some food companies scout for egg supplies abroad * About 30 pct of egg supply used by U.S. bakeries impacted * Dutch, French companies seeking U.S. approval to export eggs By P.J. Huffstutter and Bill Berkrot CHICAGO/NEW YORK, May 22 (Reuters) - As a ...

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