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Less than half of Canadians exercise to relieve stress

Less than half of Canadians exercise to relieve stress

A research study out of McMaster University has found that only 40 per cent of Canadians exercise to cope with stress.

The researchers analyzed data…


Trastuzumab continues to show life for HER2-positve early stage breast cancer Trastuzumab continues to show life for…

After following breast cancer patients for an average of eight-plus years, researchers say that adding trastuzumab (Herceptin) to chemotherapy significantly…

Two Michigan high school students develop screening tools to detect lung and heart disease Two Michigan high school students develop…

Two Michigan high school students, sisters Ilina and Medha Krishen, have developed screening tools using electronic stethoscopes to detect lung…

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A collaborative research team led by Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) scientists has identified a new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans. The findings are published in the September issue of Genetics.

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Vitamin D deficiency increases poor brain…

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No sedative necessary: Scientists discover new…

A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem has revealed how we fall into deep sleep. Discovered by researchers at Harvard School of Medicine and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, this is only the… No sedative necessary: Scientists discover new “sleep node” in the brain

New clues behind the resilience of…

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