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Every day brings us closer to finding a cure for cardiovascular disease - a leading cause of death in Canada. Here is the latest from our research laboratories.

Beans with Eggs and Halloumi

There’s nothing better than waking up and looking forward to the first thing you get to eat! And nothing would excite me more than waking up to some baked beans with eggs and halloumi. Someone once suggested to me that haloumi is like vegetarian bacon. I have to agree! It adds amazing flavor to most meals and once you get used to the texture you’ll want to put it in everything.
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When NOT to worry about the sugar in your food

When NOT to worry about the sugar in your food

Sugar it seems, is not quite as ‘sweet’ as we once thought. We’ve always known that eating copious amounts of candy, cakes and chocolate wasn’t good for us, but messages in the media these days often hint at the apparent dangers of hidden sugars, the ones lurking in so-called healthy foods or foods that may not even taste sweet. 

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Will a fitness tracker help you reach your health and fitness goals?

Will a fitness tracker help you reach your health and fitness goals?

It’s hard to deny the growing trend of wearable activity and fitness trackers. If you pay close attention to the wrist of the person next to you, chances are you’ll find they’re not just keeping track of the time, but their daily step count, energy expenditure, heart rate or sleep quality.

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New drugs will treat cancer and blood clots in one blow

Cancer medication could soon also protect patients from deadly blood clots thanks to a breakthrough by researchers at the HRI. Our scientists have discovered that a protein known to cause cancer is also responsible for life-threatening blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which many people with cancer suffer from. 

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Meet the team: Kelly Stanton

Meet the team: Kelly Stanton

When HRI researcher Kelly Stanton took three months off her PhD to take part in a humanitarian mission in the Asia Pacific, she didn’t know what to expect. Deployed as the defence force cardiologist on board the USNS Mercy, the only thing Kelly knew was that they were looking for a cardiologist.

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