Before concussions were a hot-button topic in hockey, Steve Montador knew all about the impact of head injuries. Five years ago, while he was still playing in the NHL, Montador committed to donating his brain to future research.Dr. Charles Tator of the University of Toronto told that story at Montador's memorial service Saturday in Mississauga, Ont. It's one final showing of generosity that many of his friends and former teammates didn't know about.
Study title: Assessment of Cauda Equina Syndrome progression pattern to improve diagnosis
New research into the effects of chiropractic care suggests it may have an important role to play in maximizing sporting performance and aid recovery from a range of conditions where muscle function has been compromised.
The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) has launched an online, free service for the chiropractic profession and the public it serves. WFC’s Suggested Reading List online tool is a collection of research overviews on various topics relevant to chiropractic, designed for use by chiropractors, patients and advocates of the profession, the WFC said.
Sitting for a major part of the day may be deadly in the long run – even with a regimen of daily exercise, researchers say.In an analysis that pooled data from 41 international studies, Toronto researchers found the amount of time a person sits during the day is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death, regardless of regular exercise.
A Canadian-led international team of researchers has created the first high-resolution characterization of the process in which stem cells are formulated from other specialized cells.
Allowing workers to do resistance training on the job is a recommended way for workplaces to help prevent and manage upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). That’s one of the key findings coming out of a recent systematic review conducted by an Institute for Work & Health (IWH) team.
Some patients with chronic pain could be better served by being prescribed vitamin D supplements by their health-care provider, according to research at the University of Adelaide in Australia.
Using metabolic stress to kill cancer cells could open the way for new, targeted therapies that won’t harm normal cells and have no adverse side effects.Researchers at the University of Adelaide in South Australia showed that chromosomal instability – which is a hallmark of rapidly dividing cancer cells – makes them stressed and vulnerable to mild metabolic disruption.
Study title: Evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with neck pain
Sept. 18, 2014 – A new expert panel report, Improving Medicines for Children in Canada, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, addresses the importance of developing safe and effective medicines for children.
Sept. 11, 2014 – Leading researchers and industry experts are gathered in Ottawa to discuss how to accelerate the development of new treatments and technologies to help people with dementia, their families and caregivers.
August 26, 2014 – Canadian doctors have begun using stem cell transplants to treat “stiff person syndrome,” a rare neurological condition in which a patient's leg and other muscles suddenly contract painfully, often leaving them immobilized like a tin soldier. The disorder, which affects an estimated one in a million people, occurs when the immune system turns against a person's own tissues, in this case attacking cells in the brain and spinal cord.
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