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Winnipeg doctor’s equation helping physicians predict kidney failure

WINNIPEG A Winnipeg doctor’s study on preventing kidney failure is getting recognition in the medical community.

Dr. Navdeep Tangri created a model to predict kidney failure, which was developed at the Seven Oaks Hospital Chronic Disease Innovation Centre.

Tangri developed an equation which can be used to predict which patients are at risk of kidney failure.

Landmark fraud, corruption trial begins for Princess Cristina, her husband, 16 others

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain Spain’s Princess Cristina spent 12 hours in court Monday at the start of her landmark criminal case, confronting accusations of bankrolling a lavish lifestyle with funds her husband received from an alleged scheme to embezzle millions from public contracts for conferences and sporting events.

Even though fewer US teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them

CHICAGO Even though fewer U.S. teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them, a government study found.

Nearly half of nonsmoking kids in middle school and high school encountered secondhand tobacco smoke in 2013, and rates were even higher among smokers.

Pot no cash cow: PM

OTTAWA—The modest amount of tax money expected from legalized marijuana sales should go to addiction and support programs, the prime minister says.

There’s potential for “a bit of revenue” from a revamped pot regime, but the federal government isn’t looking for a financial windfall, Justin Trudeau said in a wide-ranging roundtable interview this week with The Canadian Press.