Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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Researchers at Toronto Western Hospital's Canadian Concussion Centre have discovered the presence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C-T-E) in the brain of a deceased patient with no known history of concussions.

The case study, published in the Journal of Pathology and Research, resulted from an autopsy examining the brain of a patient with a seven-year history of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as A-L-S, and motor neuron disease.

Previously, researchers have only seen C-T-E in the brains of people with a history of brain injury or multiple concussions.

Doctor Charles Tator, director of the concussion centre and co-author of the study, says the study will help provide more understanding of the disease. (The Canadian Press)



Sun exposure is a known risk factor for melanoma, and doctors routinely caution against sun tanning and tanning beds.

But a new study suggests that even among those who have had a brush with the deadliest form of skin cancer, protection from the sun is not always a priority.

The study showed that on weekdays, melanoma survivors were more likely to limit time spent outside, less likely to report a sunburn, less likely to have indoor tanned, and less likely to intentionally tan.

However, on weekends melanoma survivors and the control group of those who never had it were both likely to report spending more time in the sun, suggesting that sun-safe behaviours tended to evaporate during leisure hours.

The study is published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. (ABC)



Researchers project that nearly 30 million more American adults will experience hearing loss over the next four decades - an increase that outpaces the aging of the population.

Study authors say that while hearing loss is expected to affect 44.1-million Americans in 2020, this number will jump to 73. …

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