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Free moving service for women fleeing abuse now in Ottawa

‘We do a lot of planning in advance to know that we’re going in when the abuser is not there’ There are many obstacles facing women who decide to leave abusive relationships, and one of them is figuring out how to move their belongings out quickly while staying safe. To address this problem, Marc Hull-Jaquin started a non-profit called Shelter [ read more » ]

Epstein-Barr virus protein can “switch on” risk genes for autoimmune diseases

Infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the cause of infectious mononucleosis, has been associated with subsequent development of systemic lupus erythematosus and other chronic autoimmune illnesses, but the mechanisms behind this association have been unclear. Now, a novel computational method shows that a viral protein found in EBV-infected human cells may activate genes associated with increased [ read more » ]

Could A Holistic Nutritionist Help You Lose Weight?

After Susan gave birth to her first child, she wanted to lose a few pounds to get to her pre-pregnancy weight. And…then life happened. By the time she gave birth to kiddo number-four, about eight years ago, she was 120 pounds above her pre-baby weight of 150. Susan tried what felt like an endless cycle [ read more » ]

The rogue molecule that can trigger autoimmunity

The research team, led by Professor Benjamin Kile from Monash University’s Bio-medicine Discovery Institute (BDI), has discovered – and filmed – the exact moment when DNA escapes out of the mitochondria (the organelles inside cells that produce energy) during cell death. The study, published today in the journal Science, involved major collaborators from the Walter [ read more » ]

Effective Relief of Back Pain Caused by Pregnancy

There is nothing more amazing than how a woman’s body creates, nurtures and grows a baby. Unfortunately, more often times than not, as we progress through the 9 months of this amazing experience we can suffer many different aliments as our body tries to adapt to the changes at a fast pace. One of the [ read more » ]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Protein Losses

Individuals with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are often in, what the scientific community refers to as, “negative nitrogen balance”. This is when nitrogen (i.e. protein) intake is less than that which is lost. In summary, inflammatory bowel disease can contribute to protein malnutrition, of which the consequences are vast—delayed tissue repair, muscle loss, weight loss [ read more » ]

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