Rare diseases: More common than you thinkCanadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
DHS S&T partnered with MIT Lincoln Laboratory and several private companies to create the Slash CameraPole.
Most research on the mental health of refugees focuses on the first few years after resettlement in the host country, but little is known about their long-term mental health.
McMaster University researchers surveyed the data of patients of Hamilton’s two hospital systems over nine years and found 52 with low Vitamin C levels. This included 13 patients who could be diagnosed as having scurvy, and an additional 39 who tested positive for scurvy but did not have documented symptoms. Among those with scurvy, some were related to alcohol use disorder or to bariatric surgery but the majority were related to other causes of malnutrition such as persistent vomiting, purposeful dietary restrictions, mental illness, social isolation and dependence on others for food.
As part of the HSE’s ongoing efforts to address vulnerabilities, DHS S&T and USBP conducted a field test at USBP Havre Sector.