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Canada

Submission + - "No math degree" law for cell phones in Manitoba (winnipegfreepress.com)

Barbara, not Barbie writes: Tired of cell-phone contracts that have hidden cancellation fees or require a math degree to figure out? Manitoba has passed a law that requires the following:

Customers can cancel a contract before end of term, a ban on unreasonable cancellation fees and unilateral contract changes, minimum monthly cost to be included in advertisements, no charges while defective equipment is out of service unless it's your fault, and limits to automatic renewals.

Hopefully the law will "go viral" with politicians looking for a way to please disgruntled voters.

Bug

Submission + - Bedbugs transmit drug-resistant bacteria (www.cbc.ca)

Barbara, not Barbie writes: The CBC News is reporting that researchers have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in blood-sucking bedbugs found on several patients

"The resistant bacteria were methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE).

"Because of the insect's ability to compromise the skin integrity of its host, and the propensity for S. aureus to invade damaged skin, bedbugs may serve to amplify MRSA infections in impoverished urban communities."

This is one itch you don't want to scratch!

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