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H1N1: Canada Continues to Manage the Spread of the Virus

Posted on Thu, July 23, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Jun 29, 2009 17:54 ET Canada Continues to Work With National and International Partners to Manage the Spread of the H1N1 Flu VirusOTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 29, 2009) -Backgrounder: H1N1 Flu Virus: Background on Government Actions (http://phac-aspc.gc.ca/media/nr-rp/2009/2009_0629bck-eng.php)Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq today updated Canadians on the H1NI flu virus response and reemphasized the Government of Canada`s ongoing collaboration with its national and international partners to manage the spread of this virus. The Minister and Canada`s Chief… Read More.


Program Trial Virtually Eliminates Pressure Ulcers in Geriatric Unit

Posted on Wed, July 22, 2009 at 10:26 pm

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - June 19, 2009) Northwest Hospital, Randallstown, Md., is implementing a comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention program that is virtually eliminating pressure ulcers from occurring in their patients while in the hospital. Pressure ulcers (sometimes called `bed sores`) affect millions of people each year. They are painful and dangerous to the patient and very expensive to treat. `Just prior to the beginning of the trial, we had a prevalence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in… Read More.


Personal Robots to Cost Effectively Enable Smart Homes for Eldercare

Posted on Wed, July 22, 2009 at 10:24 pm

CONYERS, GA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) announced today their cost studies have determined that mobile service robots, equipped with multiple vital sign sensors, verbal interaction, medication delivery capability, automatic care receiver following, and video monitoring for eldercare in homes, is more cost effective and flexible than dedicated, immobile sensory, verbal interactive and viewing systems in either hardwired or RF enabled `smart homes.` GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging… Read More.


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.


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