Neurological Disorders Among the Top Contributors to Global Illness

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March 14, 2024 from Medscape Neurological disorders have emerged as a pressing global concern, significantly impacting individuals’ health and well-being. A recent comprehensive analysis, published in Lancet Neurology, highlights the concerning prevalence and impact of these conditions, emphasizing the need for coordinated efforts from healthcare providers and policymakers.   Recognizing the Impact Based on the […]

The Shroom Boom: An Emergence of Psilocybin in Canada

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March 2024 from DATAC Newsletter Canada has experienced a notable increase in the prevalence and accessibility of psilocybin, a naturally-occurring psychedelic chemical included in hallucinogenic mushrooms, in recent months. Referred to as the “Shroom Boom,” this occurrence has attracted significant interest, reflecting the patterns saw in the cannabis sector before its legalization.   The Legal […]

Disclosure of Past Medical Reports in Personal Injury Case

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November 17, 2023 from McLennan Ross A decision in Fedotkin v. Obodzinski by the Alberta Court of King’s Bench clarifies how medical reports from previous personal injury cases are handled, providing vital information for attorneys and those handling these kinds of claims. The Case In Fedotkin v. Obodzinski, the plaintiff had to reveal medical records […]

Imaging Technology Reveals That Traumatic Brain Injury Can Create New Neural Pathways

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Date from GEN   Scientists at Tufts University School of Medicine have made significant advances in imaging technology that shed light on the wide-ranging consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on brain function. Their research, which was just published in Cerebral Cortex, provides important new understandings of how the brain recovers from injury.   Traumatic […]

AI Detects Gender-Specific Brain Traits Which Could Deepen Our Understanding of Psychitric Disorders

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February 19, 2024 from GEN   Researchers from Stanford Medicine have presented a revolutionary artificial intelligence model that can identify, with over 90% accuracy, whether MRI brain scans belong to a man or a woman. This research was the subject of a pioneering study that was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of […]

The Impact of Chronic Illness on Canada’s Workforce

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November 2, 2023 from Pivotal Solutions   A recent survey has revealed that over 50% of individuals covered by benefit plans are struggling with at least one chronic health condition. This alarming statistic underscores a growing concern within Canada, as the prevalence of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, and mental health disorders […]

4 Myths of Disability Management with Dr. Roger Hodkinson

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September 26, 2016 from Canadian HRReporter In an article published by the Canadian HR Reporter, Western Medical Assessment’s CEO and Medical Director, Dr. Roger Hodkinson, covers the murky and often confusing industry of disability management. Unnecessary treatments are a significant cost for Canadian companies managing disability benefits, largely due to the myths and vested interests […]