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Minister Wong highlights key accomplishments for seniors in 2014

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

As 2014 comes to an end, the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), reflected on some of the key achievements of the Government of Canada in supporting and promoting seniors' well-being and in encouraging seniors to stay active, engaged and informed.

Fact Sheet - Health Challenges in Chronic Inflammation Initiative

| Canadian Institutes of Health Research | backgrounders

Inflammation is a natural part of our body's immune system ¿ a powerful protection system with an extraordinary capacity to adapt to diverse situations. However, when inflammation continues to build up in the body in an uncontrolled way, it can lead to diseases and chronic conditions such as arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and transplant rejection.

Government of Canada Invests in Innovative Health Research

| Canadian Institutes of Health Research | news releases

Eve Adams, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Mississauga ¿ Brampton South, today announced, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, the funding of nine new research projects that will investigate the relationship between inflammation and chronic disease.

Funding provided for 27 innovative agri-food projects

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | backgrounders

Berry Treasure Farm Ltd.: $10,000 to test the efficacy of high tunnels housing (similar to a greenhouse structure) over Red Currents in reducing disease and providing higher quality fruit and berries earlier.

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