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Studying the benefits of medical marijuana

A clinical trial examining medical marijuana for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is underway in British Columbia, where marijuana, produced legally or otherwise, is estimated to contribute as much to the provincial economy as agriculture and...
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    Microscopic medical robots offer hope

    June 5, 2015 by Sharon Adams
    Headache? Take a couple of aspirin. Knees sore in the morning? Ditto. Pollen or dust stuffing up your nose? Pop an antihistamine. High cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar? Your doc will pull out the prescription...
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    The aging brain—slower, but wiser

    March 1, 2015 by Sharon Adams
    Everybody has lapses in memory —“Where did I leave my keys?”  “What is his name?” “What’s that word I need?” But once you pass the milestone birthdays of 60 and beyond, such questions raise the worry: “Could this be the first sign of dementia?” Istockphoto...
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    Veterans Benefits Guide 2015

    February 24, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Do YOU qualify for disability coverage or a pension? Tips on eligibility, applying, coverage and MUCH MORE! PLUS benefits for RCMP, veterans survey results, vocational training and jargon-buster....
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    Advances In Battlefield Medicine

    January 1, 2015 by Ellen O'Connor
    First-aid methods for saving wounded soldiers have evolved considerably over the centuries, from treating burns with hog’s lard during the American Revolutionary War, the use of ether and chloroform as an anaesthetic during the Crimean War, advancements in amputation during the First World War, and...
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    September 1, 2014 by Sharon Adams
    It won’t be long before smartphones will be as familiar as thermometers in family health tool kits. Smartphones, with their powerful built-in computers, may in fact become more familiar as increasing numbers of people use them to measure and track blood pressure, heart rate, blood...
  • The liver is really a miraculous organ, performing more than 500 functions necessary to life. It rids our bodies of toxins, regulates hormones, breaks down nutrients and stores energy, metabolizes alcohol and medications, among many other things....
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