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March 27th, 2018 USA- The author says while risks are slow, migraines should be accounted for as potential risks for cardiovascular diseases in men and women.Billions of people worldwide suffer from migraines. It impacts their quality of life on a daily basis and can be a huge burden to society.Past studies have suggested that migraines are linked to heart attacks and strokes, especially among women.  However migraines being linked to other heart problems are not well known.Researchers from  Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark and Stanford University, USA tried to examine the risks of heart attacks, strokes, peripheral artery disease, which reduces the blood flow to limbs, also blood clots and tachycardia (fast hearbeat) and arrythmia (... Read More
March 22nd, 2018 USA-  MI or myocardial infarction has been known to have a short-term prognosis, as it often goes unrecognized, until now the long-term outlook was unknown,  says author Dr Tushar Acharya, a cardiologist at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, US whose study investigated long-term effects. The study consisted of 935 participants of Iceland MI.  At the beginning of their study participants underwent  EGC (electrocardiogram) and CMR (cardiovascular magnetic resonance) and were placed into three different categories. Unrecognized MI which was most likely never caught by their routine physical exam, but recognized by CMR.  MI that had been previously... Read More
March 20th, 2018 USA- Being self efficient  is how we perceive ourselves when achieving a goal.  This is important in how we manage ourselves at work, as this influences our personal achievements, fulfilment and motivation in the work place. Usually being self efficient has only been linked to work tasks but not with other personal and interpersonal relations as well as emotional aspects. This new research was developed and aimed to assess the people's ability in managing assignments, as well as negative emotions while still maintaining assertiveness and empathy.  Research was done by the University of East Anglia's (UEA) Norwich Business School, the Department of Psychology at Sapienza University of Rome, Uninettuno... Read More
March 16th, 2018 Vancouver, BC - Saint Patrick's Day, also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, is celebrated every year on March 17, the date of the patron saint of Ireland's death, Saint Patrick. People all over the world recognize Saint Patrick's Day as a day to celebrate the heritage and culture of all things Irish! The day is filled with festivals, parades and the wearing of anything green including shamrocks.Here in Vancouver will be no different! Throughout the city there will be Saint Patrick's Day activities taking place all weekend. St. Patrick’s Day at Lonsdale Quay, take a fun SeaBus ride over to the North Shore to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Lonsdale Quay Market! There will be performances by the Eire Born Irish Dancing company, a... Read More
March 14th, 2018 USA- If you are looking to step out of your comfort zone and make that extra push-up or bicep curl happen? Not only will this increase your metabolism and bulk you up, you will also enjoy the benefits that come with strength training. Yoga is not the only way to improve and strengthen your inner self, studies found that both resistance training and yoga improve your mental health and wellbeing.  Each group showed less signs of depression and they were also very happy with what they saw in the mirror.  Jeffrey A. Katula, PhD, associate professor of health and exercise science at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina says that everyone is well aware that working out improves mood. ... Read More
March 13th, 2018 We want to send a huge Thank You to everyone who visited our booths at PDC last week and helped make it a big success.Congratulations to Dr. Vannia Ng, our lucky winner of the Apple iPad Giveaway!We choose the winning entry from many participants that visited our booth and entered their name into the lucky draw.Thank you to everyone who participated and visited our booths at PDC 2018!  Read More
March 7th, 2018 Vancouver, BC - From its early beginnings as a Study Club in 1936, the Pacific Dental Conference (PDC) has become an international event, attracting dentists and their teams from all provinces as well as the U.S. The PDC offers the opportunity to share information on dentistry and to learn from prominent leaders in the dental industry.Both tomorrow and day after (March 8 and 9) at the Pacific Dental Conference, Protec managers will be showcasing "Our Digital Advantage", leading the digital revolution to offer the latest in innovative new products and services; improved accuracy and fit, quicker turnaround times, and the efficiency of a digital workflow. Come visit Protec at booths 1419, 1421, and 1423 to learn more about these... Read More
March 2nd, 2018 USA- New research from the University of East Anglia's Centre for Research on the Child and Family (CRCF) found that young people who are in care, can benefit from social media networks.  Research found they gain psychological and emotional support through their social media connections. Most people are under the impression that social media outlets like Intagram, Facebook and WhatsApp can be risky for this group of vulnerable children in care. However social media could help young people stay connected in a healthy way with their biological family and their friends, they can also make new connections that will help them in the future to become independent adults and when they are getting ready to transition into new... Read More
February 28th, 2018 USA- Chances are you have done this every night. But when it comes to bed time, practice does not mean perfect.Approximately 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. experience some form of sleep or wakefulness disorder, according to estimates from the Institutes of Medicine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than a third of Americans reported getting fewer than seven to nine hours of sleep, which is recommended for adults to maintain good health by the suvey data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.  A 2014 survey from the National Sleep Foundation showed a staggering 45 percent of Americans who said that poor sleep had affected their daily lives at least once a week. These numbers... Read More
February 27th, 2018 USA- Most of us spend a lot of time inside clicking away at a computer and looking at our mobile devices than we do spending time outside. But if you are looking for ways to de-stress, you may want to leave the comforts of indoors and step out into nature. Spending time outdoors offers some amazing health benefits.Jay Lee, M.D., a physician with Kaiser Permanente in Highlands Ranch, Colorado says being outdoors usually means being physically active, which in turn helps keep joints loose and can help cope with chronic pain and stiffness. When going outside for exercise; running, walking or biking, you won't be tempted to look at your mobile devices and that allows you to focus on yourself and what you’re doing, says Francis Neric,... Read More

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