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May 19th, 2017 Vancouver, BC - This Monday May 22nd is Victoria Day which means it will be a long weekend for Canadians! Victoria Day is celebrated every year to honor Queen Victoria’s birthday. The first Victoria Day took place on May 24th 1845 to recognize the Queen’s birthday, however, it was not officially known as Victoria Day until after the Queen’s death in 1901.During her lifetime, Queen Victoria’s birthday celebration always occurred on May 24th regardless of what day of the week it fell. That all changed in 1952 when an amendment to the Statutes of Canada permanently set the day as the Monday immediately before May 24th which officially made it a long weekend for Canadians.For many Canadians today, Victoria Day is better known as the May... Read More
May 17th, 2017 Leiden, Netherlands- Girls with autism have relatively good social skills, which means that their autism is often not recognised. Autism manifests itself in girls differently from in boys. Below is a finding by psychologist Carolien Rieffe and colleagues from the Autism Centre and INTER-PSY (Groningen), published in scientific journal Autism.Most of the research on autism is based on boys and men; there is not enough data on autism in girls. Leiden Professor of Development Psychology Rieffe and her colleagues examined how autism manifests itself in girls.The researchers analysed the behaviour of 68 teenagers, girls and boys, both with and without autism. In the test, the researchers wanted to assess how empathic the participants were... Read More
May 15th, 2017 Boston, Massachusetts- Diet sodas increase the risk of stroke and dementia by three times, compared to people who rarely drink them according to research.Evidently, diet drinks are not a healthy alternative to sugary drinks, and suggests that people need to limit both and substitute with water, doctors said.While the findings do not prove that diet drinks damage brains, they support other studies that show people who drink them frequently tend to have poorer health.The researchers, led by Matthew Pase of the Boston University School of Medicine and colleagues, studied more than 4,000 people for their report, published in the journal Stroke.To their surprise, the team did not find the same risk for sugar-sweetened beverages. But they found... Read More
May 12th, 2017 Vancouver, BC – Mother’s Day is Sunday May 14th! This Sunday is that special day in the year when we stop to honor all the mothers in the world. Mother’s Day is a modern celebration having first been introduced in the early 20th century. It is a day to not only recognize your own mother but motherhood and maternal bonds as well as the influence of all mothers in society.Anna Jarvis was the creator of Mother’s Day. In 1908 she held a memorial for her beloved mother after her death in 1905. Jarvis wished to have a recognized day when all mothers were honored for all that they do for their families. She saw it as a way of keeping her own mother’s memory alive and honoring the woman whom she so deeply admired. Jarvis’ tireless campaign... Read More
May 10th, 2017 England, U.K.- Research shows that happiness increases the productivity of people at work.Economists from the University of Warwick carried out four different experiments with more than 700 participants to test the idea that happy employees work harder. Professor Andrew Oswald, Dr Eugenio Proto and Dr Daniel Sgroi from the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick led the research.In the laboratory, they found happiness made people around 12% more productive.During the experiments, some of the participants were either shown a comedy movie clip or treated to free chocolate, drinks and fruit. Others were questioned about recent family tragedies, such as bereavements, in order to determine whether lower levels of happiness... Read More
May 3rd, 2017 Vancouver, BC - Since its formation in 1866, the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) has been committed to promoting the highest standard of dental care and supporting members in their pursuit of professional and personal excellence. The ODA's Annual Spring Meeting (ASM) offers an unparalleled education program featuring the best and brightest minds in the dental industry. Year-after-year dentists and their dental teams come together in Toronto to listen to renowned speakers who not only inform but provide insight and inspiration across a variety of Clinical, Practice Management and Personal Development disciplines. Protec is one of the many exhibitors who will be at the ODA ASM this year, connecting with dentists and their dental teams... Read More
April 25th, 2017 San Diego, California- Thousands of orthodontists descended upon San Diego this past week where innovation and progress were on the top of everyone's mind. The American Association of Orthodontists  Annual Session, which was held at the San Diego Convention Center, was a great success. In addition to the vast array of educational sessions that were held, the exhibit hall was a veritable throng of the latest advances in the orthodontic industry.From new products and technology to new materials and equipment and, finally, to new techniques and sessions, varied educational sessions and exhibits offered orthodontists a new level of understanding and experience, which attendees are now bringing back to their practices across North America.... Read More
April 24th, 2017 Victoria, Spain- There has been increasing awareness of the reciprocal relationship between obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and dental problems, for instance sleep bruxism and a higher clench index. A few studies have investigated the role of OSA in the occurrence of technical failure in fixed prostheses, especially implant-borne ones. According to a Spanish study, implant problems occured in over 80 per cent of the patients with OSA, which suggests a potentially strong correlation between the sleep disorder and implant complications.In order to analyse the frequency of prosthetic complications in implant-borne prostheses, a group of researchers from Vitoria investigated implant failure in 67 patients. They identified 30 complications... Read More
April 21st, 2017 Vancouver, BC - Celebrated every year on April 22, Earth Day is the largest environmental event in the world, and sees more than six million Canadians participating in activities throughout their communities.Founded in 1990, Earth Day Canada is a national environmental charity. That offers year-round, award-winning programs to educate and inspire Canadians of all ages, backgrounds and sectors to reach local environmental solutions. Their mission is to foster and celebrate environmental respect, action and behaviour change that lessens our impact on the earth.There are many activities taking place throughout the world today to celebrate the environmental movement and encourage citizens of all countries to take a moment to give... Read More
April 13th, 2017 Vancouver, BC - Good Friday is always the Friday before Easter Sunday, which is the first Sunday after the first full moon in spring; therefore, Easter can occur as early as March 22 and as late as April 25. This year Good Friday will be on April 3 and Easter Sunday will take place on April 6. The significance of these two days are deeply rooted in the Christian faith, with Good Friday commemorating the day of Jesus Christ's death and Easter Sunday being the day of his ressurection. Even so, Easter is not only a significant day for those of Christain faith but for people of many different denominations all over the world. Easter often marks the first gathering of friends and family for the spring season. Overtime Easter has evolved... Read More

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