Posted by Hugo Snowball on June 25, 2014

The Second Quarter of 2014

So here we are againToday marks the 25% point of the year. Sorry its not an April fools joke.

The entire first quarter of 2014 has already passed- we are now three months into 2013. 90 days are gone forever.

Are you on trk with those New Years Resolutions? Are you on trk with your goals?

If you wanted to lose 20lbs this year are you down 5lbs already? If your goal was to do 250 workouts have you completed 62 ?

Its amazing how time passes so quickly. If you need a do-over then Im going to give you one. You can REDO your New Years Resolutions right now and get started all over again. Thats right Im letting you off the hook but dont waste a single second. Get more info…

Posted by Leo Queale on June 16, 2014

Does Your Family Get Enough Sleep? If Not, Your Kids May be at a Higher Risk for Obesity

Sleep is important for a number of reasons, but a study has discovered a new one you may not know about. According to research from the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES), the amount of sleep you get can impact your kids obesity risk.

The study states the amount of sleep parents get is connected to the amount of sleep their children get. The more parents are sleeping, the more children are sleeping, and more child sleep is connected to decreased .

Parents should make being well rested a family value and a priority, said Barbara H.

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Posted by Christopher Reeks on June 10, 2014

Mammary tumour development is dose-dependently inhibited by n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the MMTV-neu(ndl)-YD5 transgenic mouse model

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Breast cancer is attributable to modifiable risk factors including the intake of dietary n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). A key piece of evidence, yet to be addressed, that would demonstrate a causal relationship between n-3 PUFA and breast cancer, is a dose-dependent effect of n-3 PUFA on tumour outcomes. Thus, the objective of the present study was to determine whether n-3 PUFA reduces mammary gland tumor outcomes in a dose-dependent manner in female MMTV-neu(ndl)-YD5 transgenic mice, an aggressive model of human breast cancer.

Harems were provided one of three experimental diets comprised of 0, 3 or 9% (w/w) menhaden fish oil containing n-3 PUFA.

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Posted by Leo Queale on June 7, 2014

Antiplatelet Therapy in Cardiovascular Disease

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Edited by a team of the world’s leading interventional cardiologists and educators, this new book is created with an eye to giving the reader a solid, practical, and clinically focused understanding of this important class of drugs, from basic science to a clear-headed discussion of complex topics such as combination therapies, drug-to-drug interactions, and resistance to antiplatelet agents.

 

This important new book:

  • Begins with a concise but thorough discussion of platelet biology and pathophysiology so that readers understand how antiplatelet agents work and why they produce such a varied range of complications, from minor GI upset to potentially life-threatening conditions such as neutropenia, a critical shortage of white blood cells.
  • Thoroughly covers platelet function testing, including novel techniques.
  • Clarifies current best practice regarding the use of antiplatelet agents in both chronic and acute cardiovascular disease.
  • Reviews all types of antiplatelet agents – from aspirin to recently approved drugs – including indications, clinical outcomes, and side effects.

 

Written by an international “who’s who” of experts in the field, also includes an entire section covering the use of antiplatelet drugs in PCIs, including percutaneous valve repair, which makes this text particularly essential to interventional cardiologists.

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List of Contributors, viii

Foreword, xix

Preface, xxi

1 Platelet Pathophysiology and its Role in Thrombosis, 3
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Posted by Christopher Reeks on June 5, 2014

5 Interesting Ways To Keep Your Kids Occupied This Summer

5 Interesting Ways To Keep Your Kids Occupied This Summer No plans to go on a holiday this summer? Looking for some great activities to keep your kids occupied during the long summer months? If yes, worry not, youll be surprised at the amount of interesting options you can come up with. There are tons of incredible activities out there that will not only keep your kids engaged and make sure they have fun, but will also help you instill a whole range of skills, abilities, talent, and learning into them.

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