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Exercise reduces all-cause mortality no matter what your age

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 8, 2015

Source: Exercise linked to decrease in mortality — even in older folks Reference: Leisure Time Physical Activity and Mortality: A Detailed Pooled Analysis of the Dose-Response

Health care rationing reduces access to physiotherapy services for stroke patients

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 7, 2015

Source: Some Ontario stroke patients left to pay own physiotherapy bills  

Medieval potion kills MRSA superbug

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 6, 2015

Source: Medieval potion kills antibiotic-resistant MRSA superbugs  

The decision to use cholesterol-lowering statins requires full cardiovascular risk assessment

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 3, 2015

Source: To Statin or Not to Statin?  

Avril Lavigne’s ordeal with Lyme Disease raises awareness of this illness

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 2, 2015

Source: Avril Lavigne’s illness highlights dangers of Lyme disease Reference: Patient information: Lyme disease symptoms and diagnosis (Beyond the Basics) Patient information: Lyme disease treatment (Beyond the Basics) Patient information: What to do after a tick bite to prevent Lyme disease (Beyond the Basics)

Early personal sunburn indicator developed and being prepped for market

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 1, 2015

Source: Researchers develop early warning sunburn indicator  

Health Canada’s warning about ADHD meds shows it does not understand the Law of Small Numbers

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March  31, 2015

Source: Health Canada issues “stronger, clearer” warnings about suicide risks linked to ADHD drugs  

Nanoparticles speed up healing time for burns

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March  27, 2015

Source: Wounds heal faster with help from nanoparticles Reference: Fidgetin-like 2: a microtubule-based regulator of wound healing, Rabab A Charafeddine, et al., J Invest Dermatoldoi:10.1038/jid.2015.94, published online 10 March 2015, abstract.

HIV deleted from infected cells and they revert to normal function

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 26, 2015

Source: Scientists ‘delete’ HIV virus from human DNA for the first time Reference: RNA-directed gene editing specifically eradicates latent and prevents new HIV-1 infection

Angelina Jolie’s decision to have surgery based on significant family and personal genetic history

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March  25, 2015

Source: Angelina Jolie’s latest surgery ‘a huge benefit’ to prevent ovarian cancer  

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