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Homelessness Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury
New study finds that homeless people have higher risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI) rather than the general population. Led by Dr. Topolovec-Vranic and her colleagues in the Head Injury Clinic...more



Young Adults Less Likely to be Prescribed Blood Pressure Meds Even with Access to Care
In a study by a research team at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in the United States led by Heather Johnson, young adults are less likely to be prescribed blood...more

Medicare Beneficiaries Discharged from Nursing Homes Shortly Return to Emergency Rooms
According to a recent study led by a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, beneficiaries of Medicare who are discharged from nursing homes shortly return to...more

Obesity Patients Risk Higher Surgical Complication Rates, Orthopedic Conditions
A study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) finds that obesity patients are in higher risk of getting surgical...more

Children Born to Obese Mothers at Risk of Early Death
A new study conducted by the Universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen, shows children born to obese mothers face risk of early death as adults than whose mothers with a normal weight. Researchers...more

A Neurobiological Trigger May Cause Abusive Parenting
In the quarterly journal Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, report shows that parents who physically abuse their children appear to have a physiological response that triggers more...more

Slow Decline of American Obesity Epidemic May be Premature
A new study published by University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor, Ruopeng An, presents the idea that the American obesity epidemic is slowly declining, but not by...more

Childhood Poverty and Stress Impacts Brain Function in Later Life
According to research published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the stress of growing up poor may be a core mechanism that accounts for connection between poverty as a...more

Startling Distinction in Brain Activity among Alcohol-Dependent Women
A current study, "Neural mechanisms of high-risk decisions-to-drink in alcohol-dependent women," looks into the brain activity of alcohol-dependent women compared to women who were not...more






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Students, Skateboarding and Social Enterprise


To address the ongoing issue of student dropouts, Toronto District School Board (TDSB) teacher Craig Morrison started a school-business program called the Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF) to help keep teens stay in school.




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