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Article ID: 705431

An exceptional surgical intervention

Universite de Montreal

Thanks to the efforts of a pediatric medical team at CHU Sainte-Justine in Montreal, a 2-year-old girl suffering from an extreme form of hydrocephalus may someday lead a more normal life.

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13-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705426

Integrated Data Vital in Stopping Spread of TB

University of Manitoba

Manitoba has the highest provincial incident rate of active tuberculosis (TB) in Canada, and stopping its spread depends on, among other things, the availability of high-quality, comprehensive data to ensure early and complete treatment, according to a new study by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) at the University of Manitoba.

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13-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705399

Impairment rating of injured workers depends on the when and where of assessment

McMaster University

The American Medical Association (AMA) Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment is used in workers' compensation systems, federal systems, automobile accidents and personal injury cases to rate impairment. However, a comparison of a group of injured workers assessed using the two most recent editions of the AMA guides revealed that usage of the sixth edition resulted in significantly lower impairment ratings than the fifth edition.

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13-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 705343

Gut hormone increases response to food

McGill University

The holiday season is a hard one for anyone watching their weight. The sights and smells of food are hard to resist. One factor in this hunger response is a hormone found in the stomach that makes us more vulnerable to tasty food smells, encouraging overeating and obesity.

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12-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705326

Scientists Identify New Minerals for Carbon

University of Alberta

Research confirms new minerals are capturing and storing carbon in a new paper by University of Alberta geologists and their collaborators. The minerals, members of the hydrotalcite group, are the first outside of the carbonate family to naturally capture atmospheric CO2 in mine waste, important as society continues to forge ways to lower our carbon emissions and combat climate change.

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12-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 705240

Macrophage cells key to helping heart repair – and potentially regenerate: new study

University Health Network (UHN)

Scientists at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, at the University Health Network, have identified the type of cell key to helping the heart repair and potentially regenerate following a heart attack.

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