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Monthly Archives: August 2014

New Saskatchewan Research

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The Saskatchewan Rural Health Study is a large five year study looking at factors affecting lung health in the rural areas of our province. A total of 39 rural municipalities and 16 towns are participating. The results of a questionnaire about day time sleepiness were published in the August 2014 edition of the Canadian Respiratory Journal. Using the Epworth Sleepiness scale, the researchers found high levels of excessive daytime sleepiness in rural people. It was most common among men over 55 years of age. This is a concern since excessive daytime sleepiness is a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive

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Student in Regina Tests Positive for Tuberculosis

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A student at St. Augustine Community School in Regina tested positive for tuberculosis (TB) in July. Students and staff who were in close contact have been contacted by health officials to request that they also be tested. Close contact is described as sitting next to an infected person for hours at a time. Learn more about TB and the Lung Association’s history in the fight against TB.

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