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Zen meditation reduces pain

A recent study conducted at the Universite de Montreal discovered what many practitioners of this centuries-old practice already know: Zen meditation helps reduce pain.

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Premier strains belief on river power, sea lice

The momentum against private interests taking over generating hydro-electric power in our province, which has always been within the purview of BC Hydro, is increasing and this can be seen in a number of areas. As reported here in earlier columns, people are getting downright nasty about the lack of public input.

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Cancer drugs cost soars

With the cost of new cancer drugs spiralling out of control and cancer about to overtake heart disease as the country's leading killer, Canadians who don't have a private insurance plan that covers drugs should get one or risk financial ruin, says a B.C. cancer specialist and lead author of a new report.

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Early mammograms may trigger genetic breast cancer

What if a diagnostic test actually triggers the life-threatening disease it is supposed to detect? According to a Johns Hopkins study just published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, that may be exactly what happens when women at risk for genetic breast cancer are subjected to radiation exposure from annual mammograms.

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EU may ban plasma TVs

Months after it announced a ban on incandescent bulbs starting in 2010, the EU is now set to effectively ban large plasma TVs. The countries are close to agreeing upon new energy performance standards for TVs that large plasma displays will not meet.

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Want strong bones? Eat more greens!

A new study funded in part by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) suggests that an alkalising diet may be an important key to reducing bone breakdown, or "turnover," while aging.

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