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November 15, 2019

Nearly 1% of Canadians are affected by celiac disease (CD), an autoimmune disorder where the immune system reacts to gluten and damages the villi of the small intestine. The current standard treatment is life-long adherence to a gluten-free diet, which can carry a heav...

November 14, 2019

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, and coincides with the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, the co-discoverer of insulin in 1922.

What is Diabetes?

People with diabetes can't produce insulin or their body can't properly use the insulin their body does produce. 

Type 1...

November 1, 2019

We’ve all been cautioned to spend less time around light-emitting screens to benefit our eye health—but what if minimized screen time also meant maximizing our lifespan? New research from Oregon State University suggests chronic exposure to blue light wavelengths may n...

October 29, 2019

For over a decade, World Psoriasis Day has been held on October 29th as a way to raise awareness of psoriasis – a systemic, immune-mediated inflammatory condition affecting the skin, which impacts over 125 million people worldwide. Psoriasis is also associated with num...

October 25, 2019

​This Monday the Liberals won a minority government and Justin Trudeau is heading back to Ottawa as Prime Minister. What can we expect from this new minority government when it comes to national pharmacare?

The Liberals, the NDP and the Green party all promised national...

October 24, 2019

We at MEDUCOM put on our thinking caps and visited this year’s Hanes Corn Maze, a 20-acre attraction which was built in partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Equipped with only a map of the field, we navigated the labyrinth, collecting clue...

October 21, 2019

Imagine you sneeze and a bone in your body breaks, or you bend over to pick something up and fracture your spine. This is a reality for people living with osteoporosis.

This past Sunday was World Osteoporosis Day, a campaign aimed at making osteoporosis and fracture pre...

October 21, 2019

Technology in healthcare eases workflows, betters patient outcomes, lowers costs and improves record keeping and communication. As technology advances, broader opportunities for its application do as well. Technology also empowers patients to be in tune with their own...

October 11, 2019

Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot, known as a thrombus, within a blood vessel. Once formed, a clot can slow or block normal blood flow, and even break loose and travel to an organ. A clot that travels through the circulation is called an embolism. Each year,...

October 10, 2019

Flu season is here and though many are protecting themselves with the influenza vaccine, there remains a considerable number of people who are hesitant to get vaccinated, often due to a fear of needles. Exciting new research from the University of Rochester may put an...

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