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1st drug of its kind that could treat incurable eye diseases being tested

Researchers at the University of Waterloo are working on new synthetic drugs which may be the cure for degenerative eye diseases as well as similar issues in other parts of the body. A drug, developed by Sachdev Sidhu and his associates at Waterloo’s school of pharmacy, aims to treat patients …

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How a Canadian hockey player ‘mustard’ up the courage to treat injury

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Most hockey players quench their thirst with water when coming off the ice. Zachary L’Heureux is not most hockey players. A video of the 19-year-old Halifax Mooseheads forward drinking mustard on the bench has been viewed more than 86,00 times on social …

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Toronto boy whose parents raised $3M to treat his rare genetic disorder starts clinical trial

After his parents desperately raised $3 million over three years trying to find a cure for their son’s rare genetic disease, Michael Pirovolakis is one step closer to possible recovery. Michael, 4, is the only child in Canada diagnosed with spastic paraplegia 50 (SPG50), a slowly progressing neurodegenerative disorder that generally …

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Doctors in Toronto treat man with Parkinson’s disease at his home in N.L. Here’s how they did it

Almost 16 years after he  was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, George Martin says he has his life back — thanks to a first-of-its-kind technology. The 68-year-old lives in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, but the NeuroSphere Virtual Clinic allows his doctors to treat him remotely from Toronto.  It’s reduced the tremors caused by his …

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Specialized clinics to treat long COVID are in demand and physicians say they can’t keep up

Dr. Neeja Bakshi, an internal medicine physician based in Edmonton, runs a post-COVID clinic out of her private practice to help patients with long COVID. Since it opened last fall, Bakshi says demand is so high that patients getting referrals now have to wait until November to get their first …

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