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CALGARY—The University of Calgary is receiving $12 million from the National Football League for research into how to reduce concussion rates in young players.
AMES, Iowa – Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 per cent, according to a new Iowa State University study. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield any additional benefit, the researchers found.
HALIFAX—An investigation by Nova Scotia's privacy commissioner says health officials have been caught ''snooping'' on personal health records – something she says is a serious invasion of privacy and a prosecutable offence.
It turns out that exercise can do more than slim down your waistline and boost heart health. It might also make what's inside your gut healthier, according to a study by San Francisco State University.
A minimal opiate supply, just a two-day course compared to a traditional two-week prescription, along with a scheduled-dose multimodal pain regimen after surgery limits the use of opiate medication by patients and, subsequently, opiate-related adverse effects while still providing effective pain control and high patient satisfaction, researchers from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, found.
For the first time, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine showed they could target one brain region with a weak alternating current of electricity, enhance the naturally occurring brain rhythms of that region, and significantly decrease symptoms associated with chronic lower back pain.
Researchers at Boston Medical Center found that frequent, persistent back pain is associated with earlier death in a study of more than 8,000 older women who were followed for an average of 14 years.
Data from the Global Burden of Disease Study shows that the overall health of Canadians is good and is consistent with other similar countries, and people are living longer with diseases, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) 
An international team of scientists has completed the first 3D virtual reconstruction of the ribcage of the most complete Neanderthal skeleton unearthed to date, potentially shedding new light on how this ancient human moved and breathed.
A new study puts a fresh spin on what it means to "go with your gut."
Problematic substance use has a very real impact on the lives of Canadians, their families and communities. 
Neck and back pain sufferers in the U.S. who saw healthcare professionals in the past 12 months for this type of pain were most likely to seek care from a medical doctor (62%) or a chiropractor (53%), according to a recent Gallup poll. 
The mechanisms leading to osteoarthritis are not known.
ANN ARBOR—With a few finger strokes or swipes on a computer or cell phone, seniors with pain reduce the risk of depression when visiting social media sites.
In a survey-based study of 21,889 adults in Canada, severe and/or frequent physical abuse during childhood and frequent childhood exposure to intimate partner violence were linked with higher risks or arthritis during adulthood arthritis, even after controlling for a range of factors.
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