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UNLABELLED Few studies have examined indoor air quality in First Nations communities and its impact on cardiorespiratory health. To address this need, we conducted a crossover study on a First Nations reserve in Manitoba, Canada, including 37 residents in 20 homes. Each home received an electrostatic air filter and a placebo filter for 1 week in random(More)
Caffeine is the most commonly used psycho stimulant. In addition to its widely known peripheral effects, caffeine is also an adenosine antagonist. Adenosine, a neuromodulator, is present in all areas of the brain, making caffeine's effects widespread. These effects differ based on variables such as dose, prior exposure, and timing of administration. The(More)
An evaluation has been made of a commercial latex agglutination test, Toxotest-MT (TMT) (Eiken, Japan), for the detection of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in human sera. In qualitative studies, 878 sera were examined in both the TMT and dye test (DT) and 96.6% agreement was found, In quantitative studies 339 sera were titrated in the TMT and DT, with 337(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of body fat percentage and its distribution on sensory detection and pain sensitivity responses to experimentally induced noxious stimuli in otherwise pain-free individuals. METHODS Seventy-two participants were divided into three equal groups according to their body mass index (BMI:(More)
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