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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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