Exercise eases traumatic brain injury

It may be small, but a study of military traumatic brain injury (TBI) and exercise will produce one piece of a puzzle whose long-term effects we have only begun to understand. University of Ottawa researchers are searching for how best to treat the enigmatic injury. As of mid-July, they were looking for four pairs of subjects: Ottawa-area...
  • Health File

    October 28, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    Copper And Iron Alert Anyone over 50 who takes nutritional supplements may want to consider a brand without iron and copper pending further research into connections between the minerals and a range of age-related...
  • 16 Travel Tips: Get Out And Go

    October 4, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    Baby boomers are reaching retirement age—and many plan to lace up some good walking shoes and take those trips they’ve always dreamed about. Some even plan to take their parents. The good news is the travel industry has been paying attention, and there’s never been...
  • Health File

    August 31, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    Got A Food Craving? Imagine This… Anyone who’s ever had a food craving knows how it can blot out the rest of the world. You want chocolate. You imagine the glisten on the surface, the crunch as you take a bite, the velvety texture on...
  • Then And Now – Medical

    July 1, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    Bandages: From Rags to Glue Bandages and wound dressings have been around probably since the first child skinned a knee and the first cook’s hand slipped while skinning dinner. Strips of hide or absorbent plant fibres were first used to staunch bleeding and protect wounds as they...
  • Health File

    June 25, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    Taking Your Mind Off Pain Struggling with pain? Meditation may help take the edge off. Researchers at the University of Montreal have discovered that Zen meditation thickens the region of the brain that regulates pain. “We found a relationship between cortical thickness and pain sensitivity,” says University of...
  • Driving In The Grey Zone

    May 28, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    Myrtle Smith, 103, of Stanstead, Que.; Ottawa residents Dr. Bill Jeans, 91, and Al Sentance, 84; and Bob Cawker, 93, of Surrey, B.C.; have all been driving seven or eight decades, have had their drivers’ licences renewed in the past two years, and intend to...
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