Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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(Ebola-Exposure)

A Winnipeg lab researcher potentially exposed to the Ebola virus has been cleared to return to work.

The employee was working with six infected pigs at the National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease in early November when he noticed a rip in his protective suit.

The researcher was given an Ebola vaccine and put into isolation for 21 days.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the employee did not show any symptoms during that time and has been cleared to return to work.

The agency says several internal reviews found the lab met international standards but it has tightened rules around protective suits and enhanced training for employees. (The Canadian Press)

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(Opioids-Newborns)

A U-S study has found a surge in infants born with symptoms of withdrawal from heroin or strong prescription painkillers is driven largely by rising drug use among women in rural areas.

The problem in urban and rural areas was about the same in 2004 but by 2013, the rural rate had climbed to almost eight-in-one-thousand births.

In urban areas, it reached five-per-one-thousand.

The rates correspond with women's use of opioid drugs during pregnancy.

This includes use or misuse of oxycodone and other prescription opioid painkillers.

The study, led by University of Michigan researchers, found that about 21 per cent of U-S newborns with withdrawal symptoms in 2013 were from rural counties, up from 13 per cent in 2013. (The Associated Press)

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(Child Poverty-Life)

A study has found the psychological effects of socioeconomic disadvantage in childhood may very well extend all the way into adulthood.

Researchers evaluated 341 Caucasian adults at age nine and again at age 24.

At both ages, the researchers evaluated factors of helplessness, short-term memory, internalizing psychological symptoms, externalizing psychological symptoms, and various biochemical markers of stress. …

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