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Each day, we bring you a list of Top 5 stories. Sometimes they're the most read stories of the day, other times we focus on a specific region or category.

Today, we bring you the top stories from the health page.



1. Nicotine patches of little use to smokers, study says

Nicotine replacement therapy, including patches and gum, don't seem to help people quit smoking in the long-term, researchers say.

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2. Medical report cards go to 10th graders

A high school in New Brunswick hopes medical report cards will help prevent heart disease and other life-threatening health problems among its students.

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3. Ottawa clinic infection lapse report released

An investigation into an infection control lapse at a private Ottawa clinic has so far turned up no links between the lapse and cases of hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV.

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4. Pill mixup includes painkillers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning about a potential mixup between powerful prescription pain drugs and over-the-counter medications such as Excedrin and Gas-X manufactured at a Novartis plant.

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5. Mild winter unleashes allergies in January

For people who suffer from seasonal allergies, this Manitoba winter isn't bringing any relief.

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