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Published 13 February 2015 by Fred Lee on The Vancouver Courier

BRAIN HEALTH: Margaret Trudeau headlined the B.C. Brain Injury Association’s annual Cocktail Fundraising Gala. Torrential rain did not deter guests who filed into the Winsor Gallery to hear from the celebrated Canadian and mental health advocate. The 67-year-old recounted...

Margaret Trudeau to Inspire as Headline Speaker at BCBIA February Gala

Jan. 15, 2015 – Vancouver – Margaret Trudeau, mental health advocate, famed Canadian speaker and former wife of  Pierre Trudeau, the 15th Prime Minister of Canada, says she has a...

Published 18 November 2014 by David A. Grant on Disabled Magazine

Coming to grips with having a disability has taken me many years. Unlike many who have had challenges from the start, the first forty-nine years of my life were spend living without a disability. In one respect, this has made accepting my new life more difficult. I have something to compare it...

Published 9 August 2014 by Press Association on

Stem cell treatment could help stroke victims survive serious brain damage, the first human trial of its kind has suggested.

The pilot study, conducted by doctors at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and scientists at Imperial College London, saw five stroke victims injected with stem...

Published 5 August 2014 by Andrew French on The Oxford Mail

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy with brain injury has had his therapeutic artworks displayed at a major London art gallery.

Ben Whymark, from Didcot, volunteered to paint pictures for the Oxfordshire-based Child Brain Injury Trust to show what it is like to live with a brain injury.

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Published 5 August 2014 by Danette Dooley on The Telegram

It’s been said you can have too much of a good thing. But a researcher at Memorial University’s school of pharmacy says nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to blueberries and other antioxidant-rich fruit found in abundance in this province.

Dr. John Weber and...

Published 11 June 2014 by Shweta Iyer on Medical Daily

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause severe cognitive problems in adolescents and children, such as a loss of concentration or focus, communication, and problem-solving skills. While it is difficult to predict how long the recovery process from a TBI will take, previous research...

Published 6 January 2014 by Deborah Kotz on The Boston Globe

Pulling an all-nighter can make you feel completely drained, cranky, and out of sorts the next day, but can it also actually injure the brain? A new Swedish study published last Tuesday in the journal Sleep indicates that it might.

In the small study conducted in 15 healthy...

Published 6 January 2014 by CBC News on CBC News

After a concussion, adolescents with the highest level of mental activities — such as reading, doing homework and playing video games — take the longest to recover, a new study suggests.

Adolescents engaged in the highest level of mental activities take about 100...

Published 29 December 2013 by The Huffington Post UK on The Huffington Post UK

Inhaling dangerous chemicals in cigarettes, including arsenic and cyanide, damages major organs and increases the risk of stroke and dementia, a new stop-smoking campaign will warn.

The Smokefree Health Harms, launched by Public Health England, will warn smokers the chemicals they inhale...

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