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Mental Health

Over 6.7 million people in Canada have a mental health condition. Mental health describes your emotional, behavioural and cognitive well-being and should always be as equally as important as your physical health. The holidays can present a particularly difficult time for some who suffer from a mental health condition and this year those who have …

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Is There Truth To Full Moon Effects on Behaviour?

The moon has an influence on our planet, many of which we accept or have been verified by science.  This includes the moon’s effects on the tides, without which we’d have no changes in the tide over the course of the day or the month.   The animal world also relies on the Moon for navigation as well as a signal for the changes in the life cycles of some insects, amphibians, reptiles and marine animals.   Many people also believe that the moon’s phases result in significant changes to human behaviour – at least, changes to some humans if not all – and yes, this is still up for debate.

Radon Gas Exposure A Risk for Alberta Residents: U of C Researchers Discover

You’ve heard of read about radiation being a cause of cancer or maybe you’ve only head about radiation in the context of nuclear power, sun spots, nuclear power plants or even science fiction.  No one in Alberta has any concern about radiation exposure and certainly about any radiation exposure as it relates to any hazards …

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GSK Shingles Vaccine Shingrix Approved for Canada

GlaxoSmithKline’s recombinant zoster vaccine (adjuvanted) (Shingrix) has been approved in Canada for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) in people aged 50 years and older. “The vaccine combines an antigen, glycoprotein E, and an adjuvant system, AS01B, intended to generate a strong and long-lasting immune response that can help overcome the decline in immunity as …

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Zostavax: The Shingles Vaccine & Shingles Protection

Since its approval by Health Canada in 2008, the shingles vaccine (Zostavax®) has been in very high demand even at times becoming unavailable due to manufacturing delays in combination with a demand that may not have been anticipated.  Merck, the company producing Zostavax®, has finally produced enough of the vaccine to fill back orders and …

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