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Canada's Economic Action Plan: How Seniors Stand to Benefit

Posted on Sat, March 21, 2009 at 5:16 pm

WILDWOOD, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2009) - The Honourable Rob Merrifield, Minister of State (Transport) and Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, today announced federal support for the Wildwood Seniors' Club under the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program. Minister of State Merrifield made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and the Honourable Marjory LeBreton, Leader of the Government in the Senate and Minister… Read More.


Parkinson's Disease: Emotional and Behavioural Changes

Posted on Sat, March 21, 2009 at 5:10 pm

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA--(Marketwire) - Parkinson's disease affects 6.3 million people worldwide. While the disease is recognized for its profound effects on movement, up to 40 percent of Parkinson's disease patients also develop changes in thought, behavior and judgment. As Parkinson's disease progresses, patients may experience what is called 'Parkinson's Psychosis,' in which they experience changes in thought, behavior and judgment. In more advanced stages these symptoms include hallucinations where patients see, hear or feel… Read More.


Important Disability Information and Opening of New Federal Office

Posted on Tue, December 2, 2008 at 6:17 pm

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2008) - The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, officially opened the Government of Canada's Office for Disability Issues' new accessible workplace today. The new facility has been renovated to be a model of accessibility, offering a safe, user-friendly work environment that promotes equal opportunity and the participation of all employees, including those with disabilities. "Our government is committed to breaking down the numerous barriers faced… Read More.


A Healthy Way to Smoke?

Posted on Sat, November 22, 2008 at 3:19 am

Billed as the next generation of smoking, "electronic cigarettes" are an alternative to chemical laced regular cigarettes and offer users a small dose of nicotene in each puff. When a user inhales, a small microdevice activates a liquid which vapourizes nicotene and is inhaled. In some devices the microprocessor also activates a small orange LED device which simulates a lit cigarette. In others, the LED is blue. The technology was developed by Hon Lik of… Read More.


Honda Unveils Experimental Walking Assist Device

Posted on Tue, November 18, 2008 at 3:50 am

Courtesy of Honda Worldwide Press Releases http://world.honda.com/news/2008 Japan, November 7, 2008 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled its second experimental walking assist device that helps support bodyweight to reduce the load on the user's* legs while walking, going up and down stairs, and in a semi-crouching position. Honda will now begin testing the device in real-world conditions to evaluate its effectiveness. The new walking assist device with the bodyweight support system reduces the load on leg… Read More.


Soy Protein`s Ability to Lower Cholesterol Confirmed

Posted on Tue, November 11, 2008 at 6:00 am

Solae Presenting Research at American Heart Association 2008 Scientific Sessions ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - November 10, 2008) - Solae, a leader in soy protein innovation and technology, unveiled a new study today at the American Heart Association 2008 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA. A new meta-analysis confirms that soy protein consumption can lead to a meaningful and significant reduction in blood cholesterol levels. Numerous studies show that soy consumption may be associated with a… Read More.


Media Advisory: Nurse Practitioners gather in London to discuss new horizons for health care in Onta

Posted on Thu, November 6, 2008 at 3:01 am

LONDON, ON, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - Nurse practitioners (NPs) from across the province are gathering in London this week to embrace new horizons in their practice at the annual Nurse Practitioners' Association of Ontario (NPAO) conference. "NPs are leading new and innovative approaches that address the key challenges facing our health-care system. They are reducing wait times in emergency departments, increasing access to primary health care in NP-led clinics and family health teams, reducing transfers… Read More.


Faster Medication = Fewer Heart Attacks, According to a New Study Published Today in the New England

Posted on Thu, November 6, 2008 at 2:55 am

POMONA, CA--(Marketwire - October 23, 2008) - Patients who received urgently needed medication immediately after artery-opening surgery had fewer heart attacks and rehospitalizations following their surgeries, according to a new study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Study author Cynthia A. Jackevicius, PharmD, Western University of Health Sciences Associate Professor for Pharmacy Practice and Administration, said the study found that adopting less restrictive health insurance policies for clopidogrel (trade name: Plavix) resulted… Read More.


Voltaren Gel: First FDA-approved topical prescription treatment for osteoarthritis

Posted on Fri, September 26, 2008 at 3:28 pm

From www.pharmacist.com FDA has recently approved diclofenac sodium gel (Voltaren Gel—Novartis) 1% as the first topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory prescription treatment for osteoarthritis joint pain. Osteoarthritis, which affects approximately 21 million Americans, is a chronic condition characterized by the break down of cartilage in joints. The efficacy and safety of diclofenac gel have been studied in more than 900 osteoarthritis patients suffering from hand and knee pain. The U.S. approval was based on several studies, including… Read More.


Eczema Awareness Campaign Helps Take the Itch Out of Winter

Posted on Wed, September 10, 2008 at 1:10 am

OTTAWA, Sept. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Dermatology Association is launching a national Eczema Awareness campaign beginning in September and lasting through the dry winter skin season. The official campaign launch will take place on September 13 in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Attending the event will be the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Nunavut Minister of Health and Social Services, CDA President Dr Larry Warshawski, and Dr. Robert Jackson of the Ottawa Dermatological Society (ODS). The reason for… Read More.


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