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Strenuous exercise can lead to dementia

By Rob Winters - Published on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 20:07

"If you want to stay mentally alert well into old age, you should exercise, exercise, exercise. At least, that’s what the popular press would have us believe. For women, however, that may be exactly the wrong advice: new evidence suggests that, on the contrary, strenuous exercise hastens cognitive decline and increases risk of dementia."

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A Healing Spark for Alzheimer's Patients

By Rob Winters - Published on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 19:43

"Years of painstaking observation and careful study is what typically leads to scientific breakthroughs, but serendipity can also play an important role, as Dr. Andres Lozano recently discovered.

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Canada – Population 100 Million

By Rob Winters - Published on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 19:28

"Canada should be a country of 100 million people. It has been said before. Apocryphally, by Winston Churchill himself; more recently, by the countless immigrants, newcomers and visitors to the country who are able, it must be observed, to see in Canada what incumbent Canadians oftentimes do not: that Canada could be a proper world power – a country of global consequence – if only…"

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Inappropriate use of antibiotics for urinary tract infections

By Bob Joe - Published on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 21:30

According to a recent nursing home study on the use of antibiotics for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs), doctors tend to over prescribe the drug with two out of every five residents receiving inappropriate medications.

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Paramedics can now provide minor care in nursing homes

By Bob Joe - Published on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 21:24

Halifax government is attempting to prevent overcrowding in hospital emergency rooms by assigning paramedics to provide “minor emergency” care to seniors across 15 nursing homes.

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