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Brain map identifies 97 previously unknown regions, says new study

Brain map identifies 97 previously unknown regions, says new study

A stunning new map of the brain could revolutionise our understand of how it works, researchers say the new models have already uncovered 100 previously unknown regions of the brain. “In some cases, we identified a patch of cortex that probably could be subdivided, but we couldn’t confidently draw borders with our current data and techniques. In the future, researchers ... Read More »

Obese Teens Gain Mobility After Bariatric Surgery, Says New Research

Obese Teens Gain Mobility After Bariatric Surgery, Says New Research

A new research published online by JAMA Pediatrics suggests bariatric surgery was associated with faster walking by teens, less walking-related musculoskeletal pain and lower heart rates as soon as six months following surgery and as long as two years after surgery. For most teenager, worrying about things is a normal part of growing up. But teens who are severely obese ... Read More »

Pediatrics experts Issues Warning About ‘Virtual Violence’ and Children

Pediatrics experts Issues Warning About 'Virtual Violence' and Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) acknowledges the link between exposure to violence in media and subsequent increase in aggressive behaviors among children. In a recent statement headed by Dr. Dimitri Christakis of the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, pediatricians recommended that parents play a more active role in monitoring what their children are watching. As technology advances, virtual experiences are ... Read More »

Research finds ‘alarming rate’ of e-cigarette use among young

Research finds 'alarming rate' of e-cigarette use among young

The majority of young people who try e-cigarettes do so because they seem “fun” and “cool,” according to a new study of students from one Ontario region. A survey study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal went straight to the source to find out more about which kids are vaping and why. Over 2,000 high school freshman from ... Read More »

New Opioids prescribed for COPD may harm patients, researchers say

New Opioids prescribed for COPD may harm patients, finds research

New opioid use in older adults with COPD associated with increased risk of death. When St. Michael’s Hospital scientists looked specifically at more potent opioids, they found the risk for respiratory-related death was five times higher for new opioid users compared to non-opioid users. The study, published today in the European Respiratory Journal, raises safety concerns about new opioid use ... Read More »

Ontario and OMA Reach Tentative Agreement “Report”

Ontario and OMA Reach Tentative Agreement, Report

A new tentative deal between the provincial government and Ontario doctors has local physicians hoping for fewer restrictions going forward. Queen’s Park has reached a tentative four-year deal with Ontario’s doctors, including annual increases to the physician services budget. A statement announcing the deal with the Ontario Medical Association doesn’t include the amount of the increases. Read More »

New research challenges traditional workout with heavy weights

New research challenges traditional workout with heavy weights

New study from McMaster University shows lifting lighter weights many times is as efficient as lifting heavy weights fewer times.. Professor Stuart Phillips, lead author of the study said: ‘Fatigue is the great equalizer here. ‘Lift to the point of exhaustion and it doesn’t matter whether the weights are heavy or light.’ The new findings are the latest from a ... Read More »

Five hospitalized after overdosing in Coquitlam home

Five hospitalized after overdosing in Coquitlam home

Five people found unresponsive at a Coquitlam home after suffering what appeared to be opioid overdoses are recovering in hospital. Emergency crews administered the prescription medication Naloxone after finding the victims in a home at 831 MacIntosh St. around 10:45 p.m., according to freelancer Shane MacKichan. Read More »

Bird Flu Detected At Ontario Duck Farm: CFIA

Bird Flu Detected At Ontario Duck Farm CFIA

An outbreak of avian flu confirmed in Canada is a low pathogenic subtype, according to test results from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The boundary of the Avian Influenza Control Zone covers a 3km radius from the single premises confirmed to be infected with avian influenza, located near St. Catharines, Ontario. Read More »

Toronto writer Sarah Barmak on orgasms and female sexuality

Toronto writer Sarah Barmak on orgasms and female sexuality

Back in 2013, Sarah Barmak noticed female sexuality was getting a lot of buzz. It was a discussion point in books, mainstream media, conversations among her friends. The recurring theme, she says, was it’s “complicated.” “To me, this seemed curious,” says the Toronto-based writer and journalist. “Half the people in the world — their sexuality is ‘complicated?’” Read More »