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Fraser Institute Media Advisory: New Book About the Theories and Insights of Nobel Laureate Economist F.A. Hayek Coming Monday, June 15
On Friday, June 12th, the Province of Alberta, Ministry of Human Services, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), and Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary (BGCC) will make a joint announcement for new innovative programming in support of Youth identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transexual, Queer, Questioning and 2-Spirited (LGBTQ2S) who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

New Addiction Treatment Centre Challenges the Status-Quo for Recovery
JAMES RIVER BRIDGE, AB--(Marketwired - August 13, 2014) - The Whole Life Institute announces the opening of an innovative, forward thinking addictions treatment facility, which combines cutting-edge neuroscience with proven nutritional and holistic therapies

Medicure Provides Update on Tardoxal and TEND-TD Study
Medicure Inc. ("Medicure" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: MPH)(OTCQB: MCUJF), a specialty pharmaceutical company, announces that the preliminary results of its Phase IIa Clinical Trial, Tardoxal™ for the Treatment of Tardive Dyskinesia (TEND-TD) showed a non-statistically significant improvement in the primary efficacy endpoint in patients treated with Tardoxal

INC Research Expands Clinical Pharmacology Team to Support Early Phase Business Unit
Dr. Beatrice Setnik to guide Company's early phase business unit on abuse liability trials

Glass Ceiling or Not, These 100 Women Are Leading Their Fields
Today the Women's Executive Network (WXN) revealed the recipients of the 2013 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. Co-Presented by KPMG and Scotiabank, this year's Awards saw an increase of representatives in sectors historically disassociated with female leadership, including representatives from the military, mining and manufacturing industries.

Opioid addiction poses highest death risk
People who are addicted to opioids had the highest risk of death when compared with rates for alcohol and other drugs, say researchers.

Doubts cast over alcohol's affect on heart health
Researchers have now claimed that the long-held belief - drinking a glass of red wine a day can help protect against heart disease- cannot be assumed for all drinkers.

Verschuren Joins New Venture to Commercialize Energy Storage
One of Canada's top entrepreneurs, Annette Verschuren is teaming up with Toronto-based Northwater Capital in a venture that will commercialize Energy Storage technologies. David Patterson, Chairman and CEO of Northwater announced Verschuren will take the role of Executive Chair of NRStor Incorporated, a new company established for this venture.

Medicure Provides Update on TEND-TD Phase II Clinical Trial
Medicure Inc. ("Medicure" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: MPH)(PINKSHEETS: MCUJ) is pleased to provide an update and announce the addition of a site in India for its ongoing Phase II Clinical Trial, TardoxalTM for the Treatment of Tardive Dyskinesia (TEND-TD). The company has received approval from the Drug Controller General of India and anticipates enrollment in India to begin in February 2012

Potential target for anti-craving medications identified
A potential target for the development of anti-craving medications for people with addictions to stimulants such as methamphetamine has been identified.

Treatment for depression increases work productivity
People who receive treatment for depression while still working are significantly more productive than those who do not, a new study has found.

20pc of violence in nightclubs break out on or near dance floor
Squabbles in nightclubs are most likely to happen on or near the dance floor, a new study has found.

Cannabis, methamphetamine use ups risk of schizophrenia
Cannabis and heavy methamphetamine users might have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia, according to Canadian scientists.

Pregnant women can drink 10g of alcohol a day without harming their baby
Light drinking during pregnancy 'is safe' and will not harm the unborn baby's development or increase the chance of premature birth, according to a new research.

Gene that causes intellectual disability discovered
A new study has found a gene that causes a particular type of intellectual disability called 'Joubert syndrome'.

Employees most invested in their jobs 'have highest stress levels'
A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has suggested that a workplace's key employees may be at the greatest risk of experiencing high levels of work stress.

Genetic link to suicidal behaviour confirmed
A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found evidence that a specific gene is linked to suicidal behaviour.

Why heavy smokers feel sad after kicking the butt
A new study may provide clues for why some heavy smokers experience sadness after quitting.

Mental health leave 'recurs sooner than for physical health'
A new study has indicated that employees who take a mental health leave are more likely to experience a recurrence earlier than those who take a physical one.

Mindfulness meditation as good as antidepressants: Study
Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy-using meditation-provides equivalent protection against depressive relapse as traditional antidepressant medication.

Mindfulness-based therapy 'prevents depression relapse'
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy has the same effect as antidepressant medication for preventing relapse among patients treated for depression, say researchers.

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