Monitoring tuberculosis treatment by video: Might convenience increase compliance?

By Barbara Greenwood Dufour In much of Canada, the risk of contracting tuberculosis (TB) in Canada is very low. However, the disease is still a...

Sensory Rooms: A treat for the senses and a treatment for dementia?

By Dr. Brit Cooper-Jones Many of us have been affected by dementia, either directly or indirectly. When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia —...

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic pain: A breath of new life for an old...

By Barbara Greenwood Dufour Many people with chronic pain struggle to find treatment options that give sufficient relief. Over-the-counter pain relievers are often not effective...

Gene therapy is here: Now what?

By Sarah Garland Genes are the building blocks of life on earth, and genetic material provide the set of instructions that makes us who we...

Can artificial intelligence lead to better health?

By Barbara Greenwood Dafour Many of us already use artificial intelligence — or AI — in our daily lives. Voice-activated personal assistants answer our random...

The potential of e-Health to improve access to mental health treatment

By Eftyhia Helis and Barbara Greenwood Dufour Recent reports suggest that, in Canada, a long-term and systematic approach over the past few years to increase...

Rapid tests for the diagnosis of Streptococcal infections: Viable alternative or sorely overrated?

By Sarah Garland and Effie Helis Probably one of the most relatable illnesses is the sore throat, also known as pharyngitis. Many of us have...

Searching for better glioblastoma treatment options and outcomes

By Barbara Greenwood Dufour Glioblastoma is the most common type of primary brain cancer in adults, with approximately 1,200 Canadians diagnosed with it each year,...

Alternative treatments for depression: Time-tested or too soon to know?

By Barbara Greenwood Dufour The Canadian Mental Health Association estimates that, each year, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health issue. These conditions...

IVIG: Panacea or pricey placebo?

By Dr. Janice Mann When most of us think of donating blood or receiving a transfusion, we tend to think of the transfer of red...

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