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Better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life

Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life, with no limit to the benefit of aerobic fitness. Researchers retrospectively studied 122,007 patients who underwent exercise treadmill testing at Cleveland Clinic between Jan. 1, 1991, and Dec. 31, 2014, to measure all-cause mortality relating to the …

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First time ever, for the Islamic community in Canada, Stop Diabetes Foundation alongside Diabetes Canada launches the Ramadan Position Statement

VISION 2020 – Peel Region holds the unfortunate distinction of being the “Diabetes capital of Canada”. STOP Diabetes foundation’s (SDF) mission termed ‘SDF VISION 2020’ aims to remove this infamous #1 tag before the year 2020 by providing public health education. In addition to the mission of diabetes prevention, the …

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MIT Biological Engineers Solve An Arthritis Drug Mystery

Pharmaceutical companies once considered a protein called p38 a very attractive target for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis patients usually have elevated activity of this inflammation-producing protein, and in lab studies p38 inhibitors appeared to soothe inflammation. However, these drugs failed in several clinical trials. A new study from MIT sheds …

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Spanish flu: more deadly than World War I

PARIS: The Spanish flu outbreak 100 years ago is the modern world´s deadliest epidemic, its toll of more than 50 million surpassing that of World War I. Here is some background. Why ´Spanish flu´? Countries caught up in the 1914-1918 war censored information about the extent to which the flu …

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