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Canadian patients with lung disease still dying without access to only treatment

Too many lives have been put at risk and lost to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in Canada since the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (CPFF) first took its fight for access to treatment to government policy. This week, in advance of International Rare Disease Day on February 28th, Canadian IPF patients and caregivers are appealing again to their governments for urgent …

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Saturated fat alone doesn’t predict heart disease risk

The fact is that there is no evidence to prove the decades old belief that one must cut saturated fat intake for a better heart health. In Monday’s issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, data from around 600,000 people was studied, resulting in 45 studies of observation with 27 random trials on coronary heart disease risks. Despite a focus …

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Dieting: How To Utilize Weight Loss Patch

One of the biggest dilemmas for individuals who want to get rid of weight is trying to figure out which foods to munch on. The confusion is due to the many different diets and programs that promote or even more more specific types of foods. Food Nutrients: Particular food products your human diet have demonstrated to have a profound cause …

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Northern beaches woman hailed as Australia’s Angelina Jolie

This is the story of Krystal Barter who was just 25 when she had both breasts removed to escape her “family’s cancer curse”. Now the 30-year-old northern beaches mother of three is being called Australia’s Angelina Jolie for her decision to have her fallopian tubes and one of her ovaries removed in order to reduce her chance of getting ovarian …

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Yoga Helps Save the Business World

Chiyoko Osborne is the co-founder of Yoga Means Business which is a company aiming to help the corporate world people who are stressed and full of anxiety and gives their life a positive U-turn. Through the yogic concept of “let go”, she was herself able to release the thoughts that plagued her — worry and anxiety over big meetings, endless …

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Rural doctors learn from Alberta disaster at Banff course

Rural doctors of Canada are in Banff this weekend up till Saturday to discuss disasters, with the two recent examples in Alberta on the agenda. The Rural and Remote Medicine Course ,run by the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada, gives rural doctors the chance to come together to share their stories of professional and personal challenges, including the 2011 …

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