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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 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 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.

Australian Scientists Developing "Blockbuster" Diabetes Drug

Posted on Thu, August 21, 2008 at 3:54 am

By AFP - Sun Aug 17, 9:29 PM PDT SYDNEY (AFP) Australian researchers Monday said they had developed a drug which could potentially spell an end to a life-threatening condition caused by diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. Scientists from the University of Melbourne and the city's St Vincent's Hospital said the drug had been shown in animal trials to prevent fibrosis, the build-up of irreversible scarring on internal organs. There are currently no treatments… Read More.

Cash Injection for Long-Term Care Homes

Posted on Thu, August 21, 2008 at 3:31 am

> TORONTO, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - NEWS Ontario is providing $23.3 million to support the creation of 873 personal support worker positions in long-term care homes. This will increase the average paid hours of direct daily care per resident to 3.26 hours this year of nursing, personal support and programming. This is the first round of funding to add 2,500 new personal support worker positions and 2,000 more nurses in long-term care homes over the… Read More.

Peterborough celebrates new affordable housing for seniors

Posted on Sun, August 17, 2008 at 2:45 am

PETERBOROUGH, ON, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Peterborough today celebrated the opening of a new affordable housing project supported by over $1.7 million in funding under the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program. Dean Del Mastro, Member of Parliament for Peterborough, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development; Jeff Leal, Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough, on behalf of… Read More.

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