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Exercise may help concussed children recover faster
CBC, December 21, 2016
Physical activity after a concussion may accelerate children's recovery times, according to a study headed by a doctor at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Traditionally, the treatment for concussions was strict rest but the study, which looked at over 3,000 Canadian children between five and 18 who had sustained head trauma, found that those who started doing regular activity earlier had faster recovery
times. Read more...
 
#RARETalk: meet Alex MacKenzie and Kym Boycott
React-Community, November 30, 2016
Read the following interview to find out more about Drs. Alex MacKenzie's and Kym Boycott's #RAREvolution. Read more...
  
It's a chronic inflammatory condition that affects nearly one-hundred-and-thirty-thousand Canadians ....
CBC, November 24, 2016
All in a Day There's still no cure for Crohn's disease, but a study released today by an Ottawa-based research team may shed light into new and more effective treatment. Read more...
  
Inflammatory bowel diseases surge among Canadian kids
CTV National News, November 21, 2016
“You speak to some of the older doctors who have been practicing for 20 or 30 years, they almost never saw children under five (diagnosed),” says Dr. Eric Benchimol, a pediatric gastroenterologist at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, in Ottawa. The lead scientist on the recent study- . “Now it’s almost a
regular occurrence.” Read more...

Canadian
kids may be among the least active in the world: ParticipAction
CTV News, November 17, 2016
In June, the annual ParticipAction report card gave Canadian kids a D- for their level of physical activity, the fourth year in a row they received that grade. Researchers estimated only nine per cent of kids aged five to 17 get the recommended minimum of 60 minutes of "heart-pumping activity" a day.  Lead researcher Dr. Mark Tremblay says there's no reason Canadian kids can't be more active. Read more... 
 
Canadian kids ‘choose not to’ be active: ParticipAction study
Globe & Mail, November 16, 2016
Canadians just can’t handle the cold as well as we used to, or as well as Finnish people currently do, or Swedish people currently do, or Danish people currently do,” says Tremblay, also director of the healthy active living and obesity research group at CHEO. Read more...
  
Cancer treatment developed in Ottawa gets big private sector boost
CTV News, November 3, 2016
A team of Ottawa researchers is getting ready to launch a new series of clinical trials following a significant investment from the private sector. On Wednesday, Turnstone Biologics Inc. announced it had received a $41.4 million dollar investment from venture capital firms in the United States. The start-up was launched last year by a team of researchers after about 15 years of research into viral therapy for cancer patients. Read more...

How is Health-Related Quality of Life for Kids with Postconcussion Symptoms?
Medical Xpress, October 24, 2016
Children with persistent postconcussion symptoms reported lower overall, physical, emotional, social and school quality of life for at least 12 weeks after concussion than children whose concussion symptoms resolved more quickly, although even those children reported lower school quality of life, according to a new article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. Read more... 
 
How Unfit Kids Could Compromise Our Nation
Lifezette, October 24, 2016
A new study, led by the University of North Dakota and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, found U.S. kids ranked 47th out of 50 countries studied. The fittest children lived in Tanzania, Iceland, and Estonia - and the least fit were from Mexico, Peru and Latvia. Read more...
 
AS After GC Common, Persistent in Children With Rheumatic Disease 
MedPage Today, October 24, 2016
Alexandra Ahmet, MD, of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, noted that while adrenal suppression in a common form of seondary adrenal insufficiency, the symptoms -- including anorexia, weakness, fatigue, lethargy, fever, gastrointestinal problems, hypoglycemia, myalgia, arthralgia, growth failure, and psychiatric symptoms -- are nonspecific and likely to be under-recognized. Read more...
 
After concussion, kids' quality of life may dip for months
Fox Sports, October 25, 2016
Kids with persistent symptoms months after a concussion have lower quality of life than kids who have recovered, but even kids who recovered quickly may still struggle, according to a new Canadian study. "While it has been long-understood that brain injuries may negatively impact quality-of-life (especially in those patients with severe injuries who have required surgery), we were surprised to see that the quality-of-life following concussion may have prolonged effects (3 months or more) on school even in those children who had recovered within one month," said senior author Dr. Roger Zemeck of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute in Ottawa. Read more...
 
New Ottawa immunotherapy firm attracts 41M in venture capital
Ottawa Citizen/Ottawa Sun/Postmedia
An Ottawa biotech firm launched by three cancer scientists has won $41 million in venture capital to advance research into a virus-based therapy that enlists the body’s immune system to attack tumours. Read more...
 
Cancer treatment developed in Ottawa gets big private sector boost  
CTV News
A team of Ottawa researchers is getting ready to launch a new series of clinical trials following a significant investment from the private sector.
On Wednesday, Turnstone Biologics Inc. announced it had received a $41.4 million dollar investment from venture capital firms in the United States. The start-up was launched last year by a team of researchers after about 15 years of research into viral therapy for cancer patients. Read more...
 
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